verb (used with object)
- to prepare (a slide) for microscopic investigation.
- to prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.
verb (used without object)
Origin of mount1
Synonyms for mount
Antonyms for mount
noun Chiefly Literary.
Origin of mount2
Examples from the Web for mount
Contemporary Examples of mount
After all, the Russians were about to mount a winter offensive of their own.Hitler’s Hail Mary
James A. Warren
December 20, 2014
It occurs to me that Mount must assume that Hitchcock has read it--after all, it came from him.
As the steaks are eaten, Mount, who has some skill in these things, brings up the movie.
On Monday Mount calls to say he thinks the script is terrific.
My family is ready to mount an intervention, and cancel my streaming accounts.The Best Albums of 2014
December 13, 2014
Historical Examples of mount
But hindered by the bonds that bound her, she was unable to follow with suppleness the motion of her mount.
When he got up he did not mount at once, but stood and looked round him for a while.The Red Romance Book
Believe me, Hewitt, I have not strength even to mount, much less to sit a horse at present.
This young man held a whip, which he brandished in the air like a rider about to mount his horse.Yiddish Tales
Then, as soon as he discovered which way they were going, he would slip off and make for the farmhouse and mount.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
- a small transparent pocket in an album for a postage stamp
- another word for hinge (def. 5)
Word Origin for mount
Word Origin for mount
c.1300, "to mount a horse;" mid-14c., "to rise up, ascend; fly," from Old French monter "to go up, ascend, climb, mount," from Vulgar Latin *montare, from Latin mons (genitive montis) "mountain" (see mount (n.)). Meaning "to set or place in position" first recorded 1530s. Sense of "to get up on for purposes of copulation" is from 1590s. Related: Mounted; mounting.
"hill, mountain," mid-13c., from Anglo-French mount, Old French mont "mountain;" also perhaps partly from Old English munt "mountain;" both the Old English and the French words from Latin montem (nominative mons) "mountain," from PIE root *men- "to stand out, project" (cf. Latin eminere "to stand out;" Sanskrit manya "nape of the neck," Latin monile "necklace;" Old Irish muin "neck," Welsh mwnwgl "neck," mwng "mane;" Welsh mynydd "mountain").
"that on which something is mounted," 1739, from mount (v.). The colloquial meaning "a horse for riding" is first recorded 1856.