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mound

 (mound)
n.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

mound

(maʊnd)
n
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
vb
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]

mound

(maʊnd)
n
(Heraldry) heraldry a rare word for orb1
[C13 (meaning: world, C16: orb): from French monde, from Latin mundus world]

mound

(maʊnd)

n.
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]

mound

  • 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."

mound


Past participle: mounded
Gerund: mounding

Imperative
mound
mound
Present
I mound
you mound
he/she/it mounds
we mound
you mound
they mound
Preterite
I mounded
you mounded
he/she/it mounded
we mounded
you mounded
they mounded
Present Continuous
I am mounding
you are mounding
he/she/it is mounding
we are mounding
you are mounding
they are mounding
Present Perfect
I have mounded
you have mounded
he/she/it has mounded
we have mounded
you have mounded
they have mounded
Past Continuous
I was mounding
you were mounding
he/she/it was mounding
we were mounding
you were mounding
they were mounding
Past Perfect
I had mounded
you had mounded
he/she/it had mounded
we had mounded
you had mounded
they had mounded
Future
I will mound
you will mound
he/she/it will mound
we will mound
you will mound
they will mound
Future Perfect
I will have mounded
you will have mounded
he/she/it will have mounded
we will have mounded
you will have mounded
they will have mounded
Future Continuous
I will be mounding
you will be mounding
he/she/it will be mounding
we will be mounding
you will be mounding
they will be mounding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been mounding
you have been mounding
he/she/it has been mounding
we have been mounding
you have been mounding
they have been mounding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been mounding
you will have been mounding
he/she/it will have been mounding
we will have been mounding
you will have been mounding
they will have been mounding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been mounding
you had been mounding
he/she/it had been mounding
we had been mounding
you had been mounding
they had been mounding
Conditional
I would mound
you would mound
he/she/it would mound
we would mound
you would mound
they would mound
Past Conditional
I would have mounded
you would have mounded
he/she/it would have mounded
we would have mounded
you would have mounded
they would have mounded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mound - (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher standsmound - (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 hillmound - a small natural hill      
anthill, formicary - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
kopje, koppie - a small hill rising up from the African veld
molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
3.mound - a collection of objects laid on top of each othermound - 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
muckheap, muckhill, dunghill, midden - a heap of dung or refuse
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
funeral pyre, pyre - wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
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
snow bank, snowbank - a mound or heap of snow
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
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
Verb1.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

mound

noun
1. heap, bing (Scot.), pile, drift, stack, rick huge mounds of dirt
2. hill, bank, rise, dune, embankment, knoll, hillock, kopje or koppie (S. African) We sat on a grassy mound and had our picnic.
3. (Archaeology) barrow, tumulus an ancient, man-made burial mound
4. earthwork, rampart, bulwark, motte (History) a rough double-moated mound earmarked as an ancient monument
Related words
adjective tumular

mound

noun
A group of things gathered haphazardly:
verb
To put into a disordered pile:
Translations
رابِيه، رَبْوَه
kupa
høj
hóll; hrúga; haugur
paugursuzkalniņš
tepeciktümsek

mound

[maʊnd] N
1. (= pile) → montón m
2. (= hillock) → montículo m; (= burial mound) → túmulo m; (= earthwork) → terraplén m

mound

[ˈmaʊnd] n
[earth] → monticule m, tertre m
(= pile) → tas m burial mound

mound

n
(= hill, burial mound)Hügel m; (= earthwork)Wall m; (Baseball) → Wurfmal nt
(= pile)Haufen m; (of books, letters)Stoß m, → Stapel m

mound

[maʊnd] nrialzo, collinetta

mound

(maund) noun
a small hill or heap of earth etc. a grassy mound; a mound of rubbish.
References in classic literature ?
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
A slight look of comical disappointment passed between them as they gazed upon the sterile flat, dotted with unsightly excrescences that stood equally for cabins or mounds of stone and gravel.
It was well he did, for the whole hill-back was one billowy, white ocean; the swells and falls not indicating corresponding rises and depressions in the ground: many pits, at least, were filled to a level; and entire ranges of mounds, the refuse of the quarries, blotted from the chart which my yesterday's walk left pictured in my mind.
Now, the Common where I walk with Dora is all in bloom, a field of bright gold; and now the unseen heather lies in mounds and bunches underneath a covering of snow.
At such a time I found out for certain, that this bleak place overgrown with nettles was the churchyard; and that Philip Pirrip, late of this parish, and also Georgiana wife of the above, were dead and buried; and that Alexander, Bartholomew, Abraham, Tobias, and Roger, infant children of the aforesaid, were also dead and buried; and that the dark flat wilderness beyond the churchyard, intersected with dykes and mounds and gates, with scattered cattle feeding on it, was the marshes; and that the low leaden line beyond, was the river; and that the distant savage lair from which the wind was rushing, was the sea; and that the small bundle of shivers growing afraid of it all and beginning to cry, was Pip.
Their castles themselves are but green mounds and shattered ruins the place that once knew them, knows them no more nay, many a race since theirs has died out and been forgotten in the very land which they occupied, with all the authority of feudal proprietors and feudal lords.
Then he began making loops and figures of eight with his body, and soft, oozy triangles that melted into squares and five-sided figures, and coiled mounds, never resting, never hurrying, and never stopping his low humming song.
A soldier clambered miraculously over mounds of dead bodies and heaps of ice.
The preparation of mantlets, movable shelters, and various implements of war, will take up three whole months; and the piling up of mounds over against the walls will take three months more.
High up against the horizon were the huge conical masses of hill, like giant mounds intended to fortify this region of corn and grass against the keen and hungry winds of the north; not distant enough to be clothed in purple mystery, but with sombre greenish sides visibly specked with sheep, whose motion was only revealed by memory, not detected by sight; wooed from day to day by the changing hours, but responding with no change in themselves--left for ever grim and sullen after the flush of morning, the winged gleams of the April noonday, the parting crimson glory of the ripening summer sun.
The dark edges of the stumps began to exhibit themselves, as the snow settled rapidly; the fences of logs and brush, which before had been only traced by long lines of white mounds, that ran across the valley and up the mountains, peeped out from their covering, and the black stubs were momentarily becoming more distinct, as large masses of snow and ice fell from their sides, under the influence of the thaw.
Captain Hagberd, amongst the mounds of turned-up earth, chuckled.