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1. A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment.
2. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
3. A group of things collected in a mass or heap: found his keys in a mound of laundry. See Synonyms at heap.
4. often mounds A great deal; a lot: has mounds of homework to finish.
5. Archaeology A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site.
6. Baseball The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.
7. Archaic A hedge or fence.
tr.v. mound·ed, mound·ing, mounds
To heap into a raised mass: mounded the dirt around the plants.
1. a raised mass of earth, debris, etc
2. any heap or pile: a mound of washing.
3. (Physical Geography) a small natural hill
4. (Archaeology) archaeol another word for barrow2
5. (Civil Engineering) an artificial ridge of earth, stone, etc, as used for defence
6. (often foll by up) to gather into a mound; heap
7. (tr) to cover or surround with a mound: to mound a grave.
[C16: earthwork, perhaps from Old English mund hand, hence defence: compare Middle Dutch mond protection]
(Heraldry) heraldry a rare word for orb1
[C13 (meaning: world, C16: orb): from French monde, from Latin mundus world]
1. a natural elevation of earth; hillock or knoll.
2. an artificial elevation of earth, as for a defense work or a dam; embankment.
3. a heap or raised mass: a mound of papers.
4. the slightly raised ground from which a baseball pitcher delivers the ball.v.t.
5. to form into a mound; heap up.
6. to furnish with a mound of earth, as for a defense.
[1505–15; earlier: hedge or fence used as a boundary or protection; compare Old English mund hand (hence, protection), c. Old Norse mund protection]
- causeway - A raised path, road, or way across a wet place or stretch of water—based on causey, "a mound, embankment, or dam to retain water."
- tumulus, barrow - A tumulus is the mound of earth placed over a tomb, synonymous with barrow.
- hill of beans - Refers to the planting practice of placing the seeds in clumps in a little mound (hill) of soil.
- moat - From French mote/motte, meaning "mound."
Past participle: mounded
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|Noun||1.||mound - (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands|
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
baseball diamond, infield, diamond - the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
baseball equipment - equipment used in playing baseball
|2.||mound - a small natural hill |
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
|3.||mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each other|
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole
compost heap, compost pile - a heap of manure and vegetation and other organic residues that are decaying to become compost
scrapheap - pile of discarded metal
shock - a pile of sheaves of grain set on end in a field to dry; stalks of Indian corn set up in a field; "corn is bound in small sheaves and several sheaves are set up together in shocks"; "whole fields of wheat in shock"
slagheap - pile of waste matter from coal mining etc
stack - an orderly pile
woodpile - a pile or stack of wood to be used for fuel
stockpile - a storage pile accumulated for future use
|4.||mound - structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"|
barbette - (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
burial mound, grave mound, tumulus, barrow - (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
embankment - a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
|5.||mound - the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound"|
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
baseball team - a team that plays baseball
|Verb||1.||mound - form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"|
shape, mould, mold, form, forge, work - make something, usually for a specific function; "She molded the rice balls carefully"; "Form cylinders from the dough"; "shape a figure"; "Work the metal into a sword"
mound over - form a mound over
2. hill, bank, rise, dune, embankment, knoll, hillock, kopje or koppie (S. African) We sat on a grassy mound and had our picnic.
hóll; hrúga; haugur
a small hill or heap of earth etc. a grassy mound; a mound of rubbish. hopie رابِيه، رَبْوَه връхче morro kupa der Hügel høj σωρός, βουναλάκι montículo küngas تپه kumpu monticuleתלולית स्वर्ण गोलक brežuljak domb(ocska) gundukan hóll; hrúga; haugur monticello, collinetta 塚 언덕, 작은 산 pylimas, kauburys paugurs; uzkalniņš timbunan heuvel, hoophaug; dynge, stabel kopiec تپه morro movilă холм; насыпь; куча kopa kup, hribček gomila hög, kulle, vall เนิน tepecik, tümsek 土墩 вал, насип تودہ، ڈھیر ụ đất, gò 土墩