Origin of mounted
- to go up; climb; ascend: to mount stairs.
- to get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).
- to set or place at an elevation: to mount a house on stilts.
- to furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.
- to set or place (a person) on horseback.
- to organize, as an army.
- to prepare and launch, as an attack or a campaign.
- to raise or put into position for use, as a gun.
- (of a fortress or warship) to have or carry (guns) in position for use.
- to go or put on guard, as a sentry or watch.
- to attach to or fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.: to mount a photograph; to mount a diamond in a ring.
- to arrange for display: to mount a museum exhibit.
- to provide (a play, musical comedy, opera, etc.) with scenery, costumes, and other equipment for production.
- to prepare (an animal body or skeleton) as a specimen.
- (of a male animal) to climb upon (a female) for copulation.
- to prepare (a slide) for microscopic investigation.
- to prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.
- to increase in amount or intensity (often followed by up): The cost of all those small purchases mounts up.
- to get up on the back of a horse or other animal for riding.
- to rise or go to a higher position, level, degree, etc.; ascend.
- to get up on something, as a platform.
- the act or a manner of mounting.
- a horse, other animal, or sometimes a vehicle, as a bicycle, used, provided, or available for riding.
- an act or occasion of riding a horse, especially in a race.
- a support, backing, setting, or the like, on or in which something is, or is to be, mounted or fixed.
- an ornamental metal piece applied to a piece of wooden furniture.
- Microscopy. a prepared slide.
- a distinctive metal feature on a sheath or scabbard, as a locket or chape.
- Philately. hinge(def 4).
- Printing. a wooden or metal block to which a plate is secured for printing.
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Examples from the Web for mounted
He mounted a Trace Elliot amplifier on the back of the truck.Greil Marcus Talks About Trying to Unlock Rock and Roll in 10 Songs
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A motley crew of former sailors led by Commodore Joshua Barney mounted the only real resistance to the British.The Presidential Hopeful Obsessed With the War of 1812
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There, Republican Scott Brown has mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to first-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.What Do Women Want? Not the GOP
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In retaliation, Colbert mounted a campaign to turn an obscure book into a bestseller.Amazon Won’t Kill the Indie Bookstore
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In 1995, Christie, while serving as a county Freeholder, mounted a campaign for the State Assembly.Chris Christie’s Faking It on Gun Rights
July 10, 2014
They were all mounted, armed with rifles, and used their rifles well.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
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Allen was mounted on the major's charger, and was ordered to swim the river.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
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He mounted the little steps softly, and entered the chamber.Rico and Wiseli
Yates mounted with some difficulty, and the two went trotting down the road.
You are three armed and mounted men, and we are only two, unarmed and on foot.
- equipped with or riding horsesmounted police
- provided with a support, backing, etc
- to go up (a hill, stairs, etc); climb
- to get up on (a horse, a platform, etc)
- (intr often foll by up) io increase; accumulateexcitement mounted
- (tr) to fix onto a backing, setting, or supportto mount a photograph; to mount a slide
- (tr) to provide with a horse for riding, or to place on a horse
- (of male animals) to climb onto (a female animal) for copulation
- (tr) to prepare (a play, musical comedy, etc) for production
- (tr) to plan and organize (a compaign, an exhibition, etc)
- (tr) military to prepare or launch (an operation)the Allies mounted an offensive
- (tr) to prepare (a skeleton, dead animal, etc) for exhibition as a specimen
- (tr) to place or carry (weapons) in such a position that they can be fired
- mount guard See guard (def. 26)
- a backing, setting, or support onto which something is fixed
- the act or manner of mounting
- a horse for riding
- a slide used in microscopy
- a small transparent pocket in an album for a postage stamp
- another word for hinge (def. 5)
- a mountain or hill: used in literature and (when cap.) in proper namesMount Everest
- (in palmistry) any of the seven cushions of flesh on the palm of the hand
Word Origin and History for mounted
1580s, "on horseback," past participle adjective from mount (v.). From 1854 as "set up for display."
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.
- To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.