- mountlake terrace
Origin of mounted
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
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|Allen Barra|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Jacobs|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There, Republican Scott Brown has mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to first-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.
In retaliation, Colbert mounted a campaign to turn an obscure book into a bestseller.
In 1995, Christie, while serving as a county Freeholder, mounted a campaign for the State Assembly.
They appeared as if one horse had been mounted, and the other led.Astoria|Washington Irving
It is pear-shaped, about five-eighths of an inch long, and mounted with a gold top, and a hook to pass through the ear.Jewellery|H. Clifford Smith,
I went back into the corn, found the river, followed it back a long way and mounted into the fork of a low tree.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce|Ambrose Bierce
Mrs. Rebecca Heald, the young captain's wife, like Mrs. Helm was mounted on a horse.Sustained honor|John R. Musick,
He went down four steps, she mounted four towards him; then he took one and she took one.The Wolves of God|Algernon Blackwood
- 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
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.