[verb dis-mount; noun dis-mount, dis-mount]

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.

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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Related Words for dismount

disembark, light, alight, descend, debark, deplane, detrain

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British Dictionary definitions for dismount



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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