Origin of mountain
Examples from the Web for mountain
Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.
Also in Germany, he made The Mountain Eagle, which was set, Hitchcock recalled, “in Old Kentucky, wherever that might be.”Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were rumors that Schmidt was motivated by buried treasure or another secret of the mountain, but they were never proven.
Then, he set to work building a shortcut that would take the minable minerals he found through the mountain.
For years, William Schmidt single-handedly dug a tunnel through a mountain to transport his gold-rush loot.
We simply tumbled down the mountain, like two rocks detached from its peak.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery|Samuel Adams Drake
At intervals, tempting cross-roads branched away to mountain springs.Bransford of Rainbow Range|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
They all made a tour of the mine which had been dug a considerable distance into the mountain.Deadwood Dick, The Prince of the Road|Edward L. Wheeler
On the summit of a height called Mostyn mountain, is a monumental stone denominated Maen Achwynfan (the stone of lamentation).
The mountain districts also cannot be excelled in this respect.
British Dictionary definitions for mountain (1 of 2)
- a natural upward projection of the earth's surface, higher and steeper than a hill and often having a rocky summit
- (as modifier)mountain people; mountain scenery
- (in combination)a mountaintop
Word Origin for mountain
British Dictionary definitions for mountain (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Mountain
Word Origin and History for mountain
c.1200, from Old French montaigne (Modern French montagne), from Vulgar Latin *montanea "mountain, mountain region," noun use of fem. of *montaneus "of a mountain, mountainous," from Latin montanus "mountainous, of mountains," from mons (genitive montis) "mountain" (see mount (n.)).
Until 18c., applied to a fairly low elevation if it was prominent (e.g. Sussex Downs, the hills around Paris). As an adjective from late 14c. Mountain dew "raw and inferior whiskey" first recorded 1839; earlier a type of Scotch whiskey (1816); Jamieson's 1825 "Supplement" to his Scottish dictionary defines it specifically as "A cant term for Highland whisky that has paid no duty." Mountain-climber recorded from 1839; mountain-climbing from 1836.
Science definitions for mountain
Idioms and Phrases with mountain
see if the mountain won't come to Muhammad; make a mountain out of a molehill.