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mound

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[ mound ]
/ maʊnd /
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Definition of mound

noun
verb (used with object)
to form into a mound; heap up.
to furnish with a mound of earth, as for a defense.
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Origin of mound

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First recorded in 1505–15; of obscure origin; noun “hedge or fence used as a boundary or protection,” verb “to enclose with a fence”; compare Old English mund “hand,” hence “protection, protector”; cognate with Old Norse mund “hand,” Middle Dutch mond “protection”

OTHER WORDS FROM mound

un·mound·ed, adjective

Other definitions for mound (2 of 2)

mound2
[ mound ]
/ maʊnd /

noun
a globe topped with a cross that symbolizes power and constitutes part of the regalia of an English sovereign.

Origin of mound

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First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English mounde, mundie, from Old French monde, munde, from Latin mundus “world”
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British Dictionary definitions for mound (1 of 2)

mound1
/ (maʊnd) /

noun
verb
(often foll by up) to gather into a mound; heap
(tr) to cover or surround with a moundto mound a grave

Other words from mound

Related adjective: tumular

Word Origin for mound

C16: earthwork, perhaps from Old English mund hand, hence defence: compare Middle Dutch mond protection

British Dictionary definitions for mound (2 of 2)

mound2
/ (maʊnd) /

noun
heraldry a rare word for orb (def. 1)

Word Origin for mound

C13 (meaning: world, C16: orb): from French monde, from Latin mundus world
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