Origin of mountain
Related Words for mountainridge, elevation, pile, peak, bluff, cliff, sierra, volcano, pyramid, height, eminence, alp, hump, precipice, glob, drift, dome, heap, mesa, stack
Examples from the Web for mountain
Contemporary Examples of mountain
Then they came up against a police patrol on mountain bicycles, which again led to more shooting, without injuries.Police Hunt for Paris Massacre Suspects
Tracy McNicoll, Christopher Dickey
January 7, 2015
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
December 13, 2014
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.
Historical Examples of mountain
He wants to know what mysteries this mountain hides from his eyes.Ancient Man
Hendrik Willem van Loon
"You're going to get away from the mountain desert and go straight," said Allister.
The lower parts of the mountain were covered with the nut-pine.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
At Nicolosi their rest was disturbed by the distant booming of the mountain.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
His own life was as littered with hard deeds as the side of a mountain with boulders.
- 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
Word Origin 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.
see if the mountain won't come to Muhammad; make a mountain out of a molehill.