mound

1
[ mound ]
/ maʊnd /

noun

verb (used with object)

to form into a mound; heap up.
to furnish with a mound of earth, as for a defense.

Nearby words

  1. moult,
  2. moultrie,
  3. moultrie, fort,
  4. moultrie, william,
  5. moulvi,
  6. mound bird,
  7. mound builder,
  8. mound builders,
  9. mound-builder,
  10. moundbird

Origin of mound

1
1505–15; earlier: hedge or fence used as a boundary or protection, (v.) to enclose with a fence; compare Old English mund hand, hence protection, protector; cognate with Old Norse mund, Middle Dutch mond protection

Related formsun·mound·ed, adjective

mound

2
[ 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

2
1250–1300; Middle English: world < Old French monde < Latin mundus world

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British Dictionary definitions for mound

mound

1
/ (maʊnd) /

noun

verb

(often foll by up) to gather into a mound; heap
(tr) to cover or surround with a moundto mound a grave
Related formsRelated adjective: tumular

Word Origin for mound

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

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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