[ moun-tid ]
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  1. seated or riding on a horse or other animal.

  2. serving on horseback or on some special mount, as soldiers or police.

  1. Military. (formerly) permanently equipped with horses or vehicles for transport.: Compare mobile (def. 4).

  2. having or set in a mounting: mounted gems.

  3. put into position for use, as guns.

Origin of mounted

First recorded in 1575–85; mount1 + -ed2

Opposites for mounted

Other words from mounted

  • un·mount·ed, adjective
  • well-mounted, adjective

Words Nearby mounted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mounted in a sentence

  • There, Republican Scott Brown has mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to first-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

    What Do Women Want? Not the GOP | Lloyd Green | September 8, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • When we were mounted Mac leaned over and muttered an admonitory word for Piegan's ear alone.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • All our people were well mounted, and armed with rifles, pistols, and bowie-knives.

  • If Mac had been alone he would have made the post by sundown, for the mounted Police rode picked horses, the best money could buy.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • It mounted straight as a plume for a little way, until it met the cool air of evening which was beginning to fall.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • He was mounted on a spirited horse and his manner showed he was ready for any kind of an adventure, no matter where it might lead.

British Dictionary definitions for mounted


/ (ˈmaʊntɪd) /

  1. equipped with or riding horses: mounted police

  2. provided with a support, backing, etc

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