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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Surmount  \Sur*mount"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Surmounted};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Surmounting}.]  [OE.  sourmounten  OF  surmonter, 
  sormonter  F.  surmonter;  sur  over  +  monter  to  mount.  See 
  {Sur-},  and  {Mount},  v.  i.] 
  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.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  To  surpass;  to  exceed.  --Spenser. 
  What  surmounts  the  reach  Of  human  sense  I  shall 
  delineate.  --Milton. 
  Syn:  To  conquer;  overcome;  vanquish;  subdue;  surpass;  exceed. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  1:  get  on  top  of  deal  with  successfully;  "He  overcame  his 
  shyness"  [syn:  {swim},  {overcome},  {get  over},  {subdue}, 
  2:  be  on  top  of  "The  scarf  surmounted  the  gown" 
  3:  reach  the  highest  point  of  "We  scaled  the  Mont  Blanc"  [syn: 
  4:  be  or  do  something  to  a  greater  degree;  "her  performance 
  surpasses  that  of  any  other  student  I  know";  "She  outdoes 
  all  other  athletes";  "This  exceeds  all  my  expectations" 
  [syn:  {surpass},  {outstrip},  {outmatch},  {outgo},  {exceed}, 

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