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MOUNTAIN

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mountain mean? 

MOUNTAIN (noun)
  The noun MOUNTAIN has 2 senses:

1. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
2. a large number or amount

  Familiarity information: MOUNTAIN used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOUNTAIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

mountain; mount

Hypernyms ("mountain" is a kind of...):

elevation; natural elevation (a raised or elevated geological formation)

Meronyms (parts of "mountain"):

mountain peak (the summit of a mountain)

mountainside; versant (the side or slope of a mountain)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mountain"):

alp (any high mountain)

ben (a mountain or tall hill)

seamount (an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor)

volcano (a mountain formed by volcanic material)

Instance hyponyms:

Black Hills (mountains in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming)


Sense 2mountain [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large number or amount

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

tons; stacks; slews; scores; scads; rafts; oodles; lots; loads; lashings; heaps; gobs; dozens; wads; mountain; piles

Context examples:

made lots of new friends / she amassed a mountain of newspapers

Hypernyms ("mountain" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)


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