Sur·mount v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Surmounting.]
1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop.
The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas, overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir W. Raleigh.
2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles.
3. To surpass; to exceed.
What surmounts the reach
Of human sense I shall delineate. --Milton.
Syn: -- To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed.
1. Arch. Having its vertical height greater than the half span; -- said of an arch.
2. Her. Partly covered by another charge; -- said of an ordinary or other bearing.
adj : having something on top; "columns surmounted by statues"