Origin of mons
- a city in Belgium.
- an Austroasiatic language used chiefly in Burma in the vicinity of Moulmein.
- a medieval county in territory now in SW Belgium and N France.
- a province in SW Belgium. 1437 sq. mi. (3722 sq. km). Capital: Mons.
Examples from the Web for mons
In the cold, the German and British soldiers climbed out of their trenches at a place called Mons.The Fourth War: My Lunch with a Jihadi
January 21, 2014
With hard rowing we got that night (11th January, 1701,) to Mons.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
The Marne, and the Retreat from Mons straightened him in his saddle.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
But as no Art was ever invented and perfected at once; so it remain'd for Mons.
Feuillet, to raise the compleat and finish'd Superstructure on Mons.
All who have been in France about that time have heard of the reputation of Mons.
- a town in SW Belgium, capital of Hainaut province: scene of the first battle (1914) of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I. Pop: 91 185 (2004 est)Flemish name: Bergen
- a province of SW Belgium: stretches from the Flanders Plain in the north to the Ardennes in the south. Capital: Mons. Pop: 1 283 200 (2004 est). Area: 3797 sq km (1466 sq miles)
- plural Mon or Mons a member of a people of Myanmar and Thailand related to the Khmer of Cambodia
- the language of this people, belonging to the Mon-Khmer family
Word Origin and History for mons
from Latin mons (plural montes) "mountain" (see mount (n.)); used in English in various anatomical senses, especially mons Veneris "mountains of Love," fleshy eminence atop the vaginal opening, 1690s; often mons for short.
- An anatomical prominence or slight elevation above the general level of the surface.