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moun·tain

 (moun′tən)
n.
1. Abbr. Mt. or Mtn. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
2.
a. A large heap: a mountain of laundry.
b. A huge quantity: a mountain of trouble.

[Middle English mountaine, from Old French montaigne, muntaigne, from Vulgar Latin *montānea, from feminine of *montāneus, of a mountain, from Latin montānus, from mōns, mont-, mountain; see men- in Indo-European roots.]

moun′tain·y adj.

mountain

(ˈmaʊntɪn)
n
1. (Physical Geography)
a. a natural upward projection of the earth's surface, higher and steeper than a hill and often having a rocky summit
b. (as modifier): mountain people; mountain scenery.
c. (in combination): a mountaintop.
2. a huge heap or mass: a mountain of papers.
3. anything of great quantity or size
4. (Commerce) a surplus of a commodity, esp in the European Union: the butter mountain.
5. a mountain to climb informal Brit a serious or considerable difficulty or obstruction to overcome
6. make a mountain out of a molehill See molehill2
[C13: from Old French montaigne, from Vulgar Latin montānea (unattested) mountainous, from Latin montānus, from mons mountain]

Mountain

(ˈmaʊntɪn)
n
(Historical Terms) the Mountain an extremist faction during the French Revolution led by Danton and Robespierre
[C18: so called because its members sat in the highest row of seats at the National Convention Hall in 1793]

moun•tain

(ˈmaʊn tn)

n.
1. a natural elevation of land rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill.
2. a large mass or heap; pile.
3. a huge amount: a mountain of mail.
adj.
4. of or pertaining to mountains.
5. living, growing, or located in the mountains.
6. resembling or suggesting a mountain, as in size.
Idioms:
make a mountain out of a molehill, to exaggerate a minor difficulty.
[1175–1225; < Old French montaigne < Vulgar Latin *montānea, derivative of *montāneus= Latin montān(us) mountainous (mont-, s. of mōns mountain + -ānus -an1) + -eus adj. suffix]

moun·tain

(moun′tən)
A generally massive and usually steep-sided, raised portion of the Earth's surface. Mountains can occur as single peaks or as part of a long chain. They can form through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by the collision of two tectonic plates. The Himalayas, which are the highest mountains in the world, formed when the plate carrying the landmass of India collided with the plate carrying the landmass of China.

mountain

A mass of land higher than a hill and standing significantly above its surroundings. A mountain summit is small compared to its base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mountain - a land mass that projects well above its surroundingsmountain - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
alp - any high mountain
ben - a mountain or tall hill; "they were climbing the ben"
mountain peak - the summit of a mountain
mountainside, versant - the side or slope of a mountain; "conifer forests cover the eastern versant"
natural elevation, elevation - a raised or elevated geological formation
seamount - an underwater mountain rising above the ocean floor
volcano - a mountain formed by volcanic material
2.mountain - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extentmountain - (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of money"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
deluge, flood, inundation, torrent - an overwhelming number or amount; "a flood of requests"; "a torrent of abuse"
haymow - a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

mountain

noun
1. peak, mount, height, ben (Scot.), horn, ridge, fell (Brit.), berg (S. African), alp, pinnacle, elevation, Munro, eminence Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
2. heap, mass, masses, pile, a great deal, ton, stack, abundance, mound, profusion, shedload (Brit. informal) They are faced with a mountain of bureaucracy.
3. surplus, excess, glut, surfeit, oversupply, overabundance the weight of the EU butter mountain
move mountains
1. perform miracles, work wonders, do the impossible, achieve the impossible If you believe you can move mountains you are halfway there.
2. make every effort, pull out all the stops, bend over backwards (informal), do your utmost or best We've moved mountains to provide this service
Proverbs
"If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain"

Mountains

Aconcagua, Adams, Albert Edward, Anai Mudi, Aneto, Annapurna, Apo, Aragats, Aran Fawddwy, Ararat, Arber, Argentera, Belukha, Ben Lomond, Ben Macdhui, Ben Nevis, Blackburn, Blanca Peak, Blue Mountain Peak, Bona, Brocken, Carmarthen Van, Carmel, Cerro de Mulhacén, Citlaltépetl, Clingman's Dome, Cook, Corcovado, Corno, Croagh Patrick, Demavend, Dhaulagiri, Eiger, Elbert, Elbrus, El Capitan, Emi Koussi, Estrella, Everest, Finsteraarhorn, Fuji, Gannet Peak, Gerlachovka, Grand Teton, Gran Paradiso, Harney Peak, Helicon, Helvellyn, Hermon, Humphreys Peak, Hymettus, Ida, Illimani, Isto, Jebel Musa, Jungfrau, K2 or Godwin Austen, Kamet, Kangchenjunga, Kenya, Kilimanjaro, Kinabalu, Kings Peak, Klínovec, Kommunizma Peak, Kongur Shan, Kosciusko, Lenin Peak, Leone, Logan, Longs Peak, Mansfield, Marcy, Markham, Marmolada, Masharbrum, Matterhorn, McKinley, Mitchell, Mont Blanc, Mount of Olives, Mulhacén, Munku-Sardyk, Musala, Nanda Devi, Nanga Parbat, Narodnaya, Nebo, Negoiu, Olympus, Ossa, Palomar, Parnassus, Pelion, Pentelikon, Perdido, Petermann Peak, Pikes Peak, Pilatus, Piz Bernina, Pobeda Peak, Puy de Dôme, Rainier, Rigi, Robson, Rock Creek, Rosa, Rushmore, Scafell Pike, Schneekoppe, Scopus, Sinai, Siple, Sir Sandford, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Skalitsy, Slide Mountain, Smólikas, Snowdon, Sorata, Stanley, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Table Mountain, Tabor, Teide, Tengri Khan, Thabana Ntlenyana, Timpanogos, Tirich Mir, Toubkal, Troglav, Ulugh Muztagh, Uncompahgre Peak, Venusberg, Victoria, Viso, Waddington, Washington, Waun Fach, Weisshorn, White Mountain, Whitney, Wrangell, Zard Kuh, Zugspitze

mountain

noun
1. A group of things gathered haphazardly:
2. A great deal:
Informal: barrel, heap, lot, pack, peck, pile.
Regional: power, sight.
Translations
جَبَلجَبَلٌ
планина
horahorskýkopa
bjergbjerg-
monto
mägi
vuori
planinabrdogora
hegyhegység
gunung
fjall
mons
alpinizmasiš adatos vežimą priskaldytikalnagūbriskalnaskalninis beržas
kalnskalnu-
munte
horahorskýkopecvrch
gora
berg
mlima
ภูเขา
núisơn

mountain

[ˈmaʊntɪn]
A. N (lit) → montaña f (fig) [of work etc] → montón m
in the mountainsen la montaña
to make a mountain out of a molehillhacer una montaña de un grano de arena
B. CPD mountain ash Nserbal m
mountain bike Nbicicleta f de montaña
mountain chain N (large) → cordillera f, cadena f montañosa; (smaller) → sierra f
mountain goat Ncabra f montés
mountain hut Nalbergue m de montaña
mountain lion Npuma m
mountain range N (large) → cordillera f; (smaller) → sierra f
see also pass A7 mountain refuge Nalbergue m de montaña
mountain rescue Nservicio m de rescate de montaña
mountain sickness Nmal m de montaña, puna f (LAm), soroche m (LAm)

mountain

[ˈmaʊntɪn]
n
(= hill) → montagne f
to make a mountain out of a molehill → se faire une montagne d'un rien
(fig)montagne f
a mountain of papers → une montagne de papiers
debt mountain → montagne de dettes
to have a mountain of work to do → avoir un travail fou
to have a mountain to climb → devoir soulever des montagnes
We're going to have a mountain to climb → Nous allons devoir soulever des montagnes.
modif [village, road] → de montagne; [air] → de la montagne mountain goatmountain bike nVTT m

mountain

n (lit, fig)Berg m; in the mountainsim Gebirge, in den Bergen; to make a mountain out of a molehillaus einer Mücke einen Elefant(en) machen (inf); we have a mountain to climb (esp Brit fig) → wir haben eine riesige Aufgabe vor uns; faith can move mountainsder Glaube kann Berge versetzen; if Mohammed won’t go to the mountain, the mountain must go to Mohammed (prov) → wenn der Berg nicht zum Propheten kommen will, muss der Prophet zum Berge gehen (prov)

mountain

in cpdsBerg-; (alpine, Himalayan etc) → Gebirgs-; mountain roadBerg-/Gebirgsstraße f; mountain airBergluft f;
mountain ash
nEberesche f
mountain bike
nMountainbike nt
mountain biker
nMountainbiker(in) m(f)
mountain chain
nBerg- or Gebirgskette f, → Gebirgszug m
mountain climber
nBergsteiger(in) m(f)
mountain dew
n (inf) illegal gebrannter Whisky

mountain

:
mountain pass
nGebirgspass m
mountain people
plBerg- or Gebirgsbewohner pl
mountain range
nGebirgszug mor -kette f
mountain rescue
nBergrettungsaktion f; mountain teamBergrettungsteam ntor -mannschaft f

mountain

:
mountain sheep
nDickhornschaf nt
mountain sickness
mountainside
n(Berg)hang m
mountain slide
nBergrutsch m
mountaintop
nBerggipfel m
adj attrGipfel-

mountain

[ˈmaʊntɪn]
1. n (also) (fig) → montagna
in the mountains → sulle montagne, in montagna
to have a holiday in the mountains → fare una vacanza in montagna
to make a mountain out of a molehill → fare di una mosca un elefante
butter mountain (Econ) → montagna di burro
2. adj (people) → montanaro/a, di montagna; (shoes) → da montagna; (animal, plant, path) → di montagna

mountain

(mauntən) noun
a high hill. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world; (also adjective) a mountain stream.
ˈmountain birch noun
a type of birch tree.
ˈmountain bike noun
a bicycle with wide tyres for riding over rough ground.
ˈmountain plateauplateauˈmountain range noun
a row of mountains.
ˈmountain ridge noun
a long raised surface along the top of a mountain.
ˌmountaiˈneer noun
a person who climbs mountains, especially with skill, or as his occupation.
ˌmountaiˈneering noun
mountain-climbing.
ˈmountainous adjective
full of mountains. The country is very mountainous.
ˈmountain-side noun
the slope of a mountain. The avalanche swept the climbers down the mountain-side.
ˈmountain-top noun
the summit of a mountain.
make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate the importance of a problem. etc.

mountain

جَبَلٌ hora bjerg Berg βουνό montaña vuori montagne planina montagna berg fjell góra montanha гора berg ภูเขา dağ núi

mountain

n. montaña.

mountain

n montaña
References in classic literature ?
Yes, that was the prayer that moves mountains, and I am sure her prayer will be answered.
Over the course of his two-decade career, Belgian-born Francis Alys has developed a nuanced poetics of labor, largely via low-key, wryly resonant activities: pushing a huge block of ice through his adopted hometown of Mexico City until the cube has completely melted (Paradox of Praxis, 1997); directing five hundred volunteers armed with shovels to shift a great mass of sand four inches (When Faith Moves Mountains, 2002).
For When Faith Moves Mountains (2002, in collaboration with Cuauhtemoc Medina and Rafael Ortega), for instance, the artist extends the territory of earth art into collaborative performance by ostensibly having 500 volunteers clear away an entire mountain high above Lima.