Mound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Mounding.] To fortify or inclose with a mound.
Mound n. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe.
Mound, n. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden.
Mound bird. Zool. See moundbird in the vocabulary.
Mound builders Ethnol., the tribe, or tribes, of North American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that occupied the country when discovered by Europeans.
Mound maker Zool., any one of the megapodes. See also moundbird in the vocabulary.
Shell mound, a mound of refuse shells, collected by aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See Midden, and Kitchen middens.
n 1: (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
[syn: hill, pitcher's mound]
2: a small natural hill [syn: knoll, hillock, hummock, hammock]
3: a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: pile,
4: structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually
of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide
behind" [syn: hill]
5: 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" [syn: pitcher]
v : form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"