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  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mount  \Mount\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Mounted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Mounting}.]  [OE.  mounten,  monten,  F.  monter,  fr  L.  mons, 
  montis,  mountain.  See  {Mount},  n.  (above).] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mount  \Mount\  (mount),  n.  [OE.  munt,  mont,  mount,  AS  munt,  fr 
  L.  mons,  montis;  cf  L.  minae  protections,  E.  eminent, 
  menace:  cf  F.  mont.  Cf  {Mount},  v.,  {Mountain},  {Mont}, 
  {Monte},  {Montem}.] 
  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.  [See  {Mont  de  pi['e]t['e]}.]  A  bank;  a  fund. 
 
  {Mount  of  piety}.  See  {Mont  de  pi['e]t['e]}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mount  \Mount\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  get  upon  to  ascend;  to  climb. 
 
  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.''  --Dryden. 
 
  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 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mount  \Mount\,  n.  [From  {Mount},  v.] 
  That  upon  which  a  person  or  thing  is  mounted,  as: 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Mount  \Mount\,  n.  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  mount 
  n  1:  a  lightweight  horse  kept  for  riding  only  [syn:  {saddle  horse}, 
  {riding  horse}] 
  2:  the  act  of  climbing  something  [syn:  {climb}] 
  3:  a  land  mass  that  projects  well  above  its  surroundings; 
  higher  than  a  hill  [syn:  {mountain}] 
  4:  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 
  [syn:  {backing}] 
  v  1:  attach  to  a  support;  "They  mounted  the  aerator  on  a 
  floating" 
  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 
  macroscopic  analysis" 
  4:  put  up  [syn:  {launch}] 
  5:  get  on  the  back  of  "mount  a  horse"  [syn:  {hop  on},  {mount 
  up},  {get  on},  {jump  on},  {climb  on},  {bestride}]  [ant:  {hop 
  out}] 
  6:  go  upward  with  gradual  or  continuous  progress;  "Did  you  ever 
  climb  up  the  hill  behind  yur  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  as  of  animals;  "The  bull  was  riding  the  cow" 
  [syn:  {ride}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  mount 
 
    To  make  a  {file  system}  available  for  access 
 
  {Unix}  does  this  by  associating  the  file  system  with  a 
  {directory}  (the  "mount  point")  within  a  currently  mounted 
  file  system.  The  root"  file  system  is  mounted  on  the  {root 
  directory},  "/"  early  in  the  {boot}  sequence.  mount"  is  also 
  the  {Unix}  command  to  do  this  unmount"  breaks  the 
  association. 
 
  E.g.,  "mount  attaches  a  named  file  system  to  the  file  system 
  hierarchy  at  the  pathname  location  directory  [...]"  --  {Unix 
  manual  page}  mount(8). 
 
  File  systems  are  usually  mounted  either  at  {boot  time}  under 
  control  of  {/etc/rc}  (or  one  of  its  subfiles)  or  on  demand  by 
  an  {automounter}  {daemon}. 
 
  Other  {operating  systems}  such  as  {VMS}  and  {DOS}  mount  file 
  systems  as  separate  directory  hierarchies  without  any  common 
  ancestor  or  root  directory. 
 
  Apparently  derived  from  the  physical  sense  of  mount"  meaning 
  "attach",  as  in  "head-mounted  display",  or  "set  up",  as  in 
  "always  mount  a  {scratch  monkey},  etc." 
 
  {Unix  manual  page}:  mount(8). 
 
  (1997-04-14) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Mount 
  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 
 




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