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mount·ing

 (moun′tĭng)
n.
Something that serves as a support, setting, or backing: a mounting for a gem.

mounting

(ˈmaʊntɪŋ)
n
another word for mount113

mount•ing

(ˈmaʊn tɪŋ)

n.
a mount: a mounting for a jewel.

mounting

1. All preparations made in areas designated for the purpose, in anticipation of an operation. It includes the assembly in the mounting area, preparation and maintenance within the mounting area, movement to loading points, and subsequent embarkation into ships, craft, or aircraft if applicable. (DOD only)
2. A carriage or stand upon which a weapon is placed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mounting - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)mounting - an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
rising, ascension, ascent, rise - a movement upward; "they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon"
2.mounting - framework used for support or display
chassis - a metal mounting for the circuit components of an electronic device
collet - a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting
framework - a structure supporting or containing something
mat, matting - mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
mount, setting - a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"
passe-partout - a mounting for a picture using gummed tape
Translations
châssis-supportmontage

mounting

[ˈmaʊntɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= act) [of machine] → montaje m
2. (= support, base) = mount 2 A2
B. ADJ [concern, tension, excitement, opposition, unemployment] → creciente; [debts] → cada vez mayor
we watched with mounting horror asobservábamos cada vez más aterrorizados como ...
to be under mounting pressure to do sthencontrarse cada vez más presionado para hacer algo
there is mounting evidence thathay pruebas, cada vez más concluyentes, de que ...

mounting

[ˈmaʊntɪŋ] adj
(= ever-increasing)
He ignored his mounting debts → Il ignora les dettes qui s'accumulaient.
Job cuts were necessary to cover mounting costs → Il a fallu supprimer des postes pour compenser l'augmentation des coûts.
[tension, excitement, concern] → croissant(e)
mounting criticism → des critiques de plus en plus nombreuses
mounting evidence
There is mounting evidence against him → Les preuves s'accumulent contre lui.

mounting

adj (= increasing)wachsend, zunehmend; there is mounting evidence that …es häufen sich die Beweise dafür, dass …
n
(of horse)Besteigen nt
(of picture, photo)Aufziehen nt; (of jewel)(Ein)fassen nt
(= frame etc) = mount2 N b
References in classic literature ?
He was in a great state of mind at that, and mounting the colt, who stood by him through thick and thin, rushed to the castle to see which was left.
The poor little houses lighted by kerosene lamps, the smoke from the chimneys mounting straight up into the clear air, the grunting of pigs, the women clad in cheap calico dresses and washing dishes in the kitchens, the footsteps of men coming out of the houses and going off to the stores and saloons of Main Street, the dogs barking and the children crying--all of these things made him seem, as he lurked in the darkness, oddly detached and apart from all life.
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
The great chief, so often mentioned, mounting the charger of Heyward, led the way directly across the river, followed by most of his people, and disappeared in the woods, leaving the prisoners in charge of six savages, at whose head was Le Renard Subtil.
At some uncertain period in the depths of night, and, as it were, through the thin veil of a dream, she was conscious of a footstep mounting the stairs heavily, but not with force and decision.
On mounting a rising ground, which brought the figure of his fellow-traveller in relief against the sky, gigantic in height, and muffled in a cloak, Ichabod was horror-struck on perceiving that he was headless
Like most old fashioned pulpits, it was a very lofty one, and since a regular stairs to such a height would, by its long angle with the floor, seriously contract the already small area of the chapel, the architect, it seemed, had acted upon the hint of Father Mapple, and finished the pulpit without a stairs, substituting a perpendicular side ladder, like those used in mounting a ship from a boat at sea.
Marija was getting to be a skilled beef-trimmer, and was mounting to the heights again.
S'pose you'd be selling him tol'able cheap," said the stranger, mounting the pile of boxes, and sitting down comfortably.
While thinking these thoughts I yawned, in a rather ample way, and my upper teeth got hitched on a nail over the door, and while I was mounting a chair to free myself, Harris drew the window-curtain, and said:
Before the snow came, many was the time he had come out to sit on a pile of boards at the gate, to see if by any chance she was mounting the hill that led to their house.
Mounting to it by two broad steps, and looking through, I thought I caught a glimpse of a fairy place, so bright to my novice-eyes appeared the view beyond.