[ verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount ]
/ verb dɪsˈmaʊnt; noun dɪsˈmaʊnt, ˈdɪsˌmaʊnt /

verb (used without object)

to get off or alight from a horse, bicycle, etc.

verb (used with object)

to bring or throw down, as from a horse; unhorse; throw: The horse twisted and bucked and finally dismounted its rider.
to remove (a thing) from its mounting, support, setting, etc.: to dismount a picture.
to take (a mechanism) to pieces.


an act or process of dismounting.
Gymnastics. a move by which a gymnast gets off an apparatus or finishes a floor exercise, usually landing upright on the feet.

Nearby words

  1. dismiss,
  2. dismissal,
  3. dismission,
  4. dismissive,
  5. dismissively,
  6. dismutase,
  7. disnature,
  8. disney,
  9. disney, walt,
  10. disneyfy

Origin of dismount

1525–35; probably modeled on Medieval Latin dismontāre or Middle French desmonter. See dis-1, mount1

Related formsdis·mount·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dismount


/ (dɪsˈmaʊnt) /


to get off a horse, bicycle, etc
(tr) to disassemble or remove from a mounting


the act of dismounting
Derived Formsdismountable, adjective

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Word Origin and History for dismount



1540s, from dis- + mount (v.). Related: Dismounted; dismounting.

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