mount /ˈmaʊnt/ 及物動詞
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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 mound. [Obs.]
Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem. --Jer. vi. 6.
3. A bank; a fund.
4. 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 of piety. See Mont de piété.
Mount, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mounted p. pr. & vb. n. Mounting.]
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 high. --Cowley.
2. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
3. To attain in value; to amount.
Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
Make fair deductions, see to what they mount. --Pope.
Mount, v. t.
1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit and deliver a sermon.
Shall we mount again the rural throne? --Dryden.
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.”
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, etc.; as, to mount a picture or diploma in a frame
5. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
What power is it which mounts my love so high? --Shak.
Note: ☞ 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. That upon which a person or thing is mounted, especially: (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.
n 1: a lightweight horse kept for riding only [syn: saddle horse,
2: the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to
the top" [syn: climb]
3: a land mass that projects well above its surroundings;
higher than a hill [syn: mountain]
4: 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" [syn: setting]
5: something forming a back that is added for strengthening
v 1: attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a
2: go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were
lowered" [syn: wax, climb, rise] [ant: wane]
3: fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for
4: put up or launch; "mount a campaign against pronography"
5: get on the back of; "mount a horse" [syn: hop on, mount
up, get on, jump on, climb on, bestride] [ant: hop
6: go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever
climb up the hill behind your house?" [syn: climb, climb
up, go up]
7: prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for
execution or performance; "mount a theater production";
"mount an attack"; "mount a play" [syn: put on]
8: copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow" [syn: ride]
Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13).
West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into
Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises
from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is
shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The
mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the
sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall
down into the Ghor.
East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south,
terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which
reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river
Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are
traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually
descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of
the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south.
The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with
occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some
of large extent, found there.