Mount, v. i. [imp. & p.
p. Mounted (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Mounting.] [OE. mounten, monten, F.
monter, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain. See
Mount, n. (above).] 1.
To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower
aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
Though Babylon should mount up to
heaven. Jer. li. 53.
The fire of trees and houses mounts on
2. To get up on anything, as a platform or
scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for
3. To attain in value; to amount.
Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
Make fair deductions, see to what they mount.
Mount, n. (Palmistry) Any
one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are
taken as significant of the influence of "planets," and called the
mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or
Apollo, and Venus.
Mount (mount), n. [OE. munt,
mont, mount, AS. munt, fr. L. mons,
montis; cf. L. minae protections, E. eminent,
menace: cf. F. mont. Cf. Mount,
v., Mountain, Mont, Monte,
Montem.] 1. A mass of earth, or earth and
rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding
land; a mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of
mountain, when put before a proper name; as, Mount
Washington; otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a
Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against
Jerusalem. Jer. vi. 6.
3. [See Mont de piété.]
A bank; a fund.
Mount of piety. See Mont de
Mount, v. t. 1. To
get upon; to ascend; to climb.
Shall we mount again the rural
2. To place one's self on, as a horse or
other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
3. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to
furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses. "To
mount the Trojan troop." Dryden.
4. Hence: To put upon anything that sustains
and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth
or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond
by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard,
5. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
What power is it which mounts my love so
☞ A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has
them arranged for use in or about it.
To mount guard (Mil.), to go on
guard; to march on guard; to do duty as a guard. -- To
mount a play, to prepare and arrange the scenery,
furniture, etc., used in the play.
Mount, n. [From Mount,
v.] That upon which a person or thing is
mounted, as: (a) A horse.
She had so good a seat and hand, she might be trusted
with any mount. G. Eliot.
(b) The cardboard or cloth on which a
drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.