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.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM mound

un·mound·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for mounding

  • Wedging, by billets of wood between her sides and the mounding ice, was equally ineffectual.

  • They were laid directly on the ground, with muzzles elevated by mounding up the earth.

  • Usually the mounding is not performed until the shoots have made one season's growth.

    The Apple-Tree|L. H. Bailey

British Dictionary definitions for mounding (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 mounding (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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Medical definitions for mounding

mounding
[ moundĭng ]

n.

myoedema
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