Origin of mounted
Antonyms for 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
Synonyms for mount
Antonyms for mount
Related Words for mountedseated, riding, firm, set, fastened, braced, attached, anchored, strengthened
Examples from the Web for mounted
Contemporary Examples of 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
November 17, 2014
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
September 9, 2014
There, Republican Scott Brown has mounted a surprisingly strong challenge to first-term incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.What Do Women Want? Not the GOP
September 8, 2014
In retaliation, Colbert mounted a campaign to turn an obscure book into a bestseller.Amazon Won’t Kill the Indie Bookstore
July 30, 2014
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
Historical Examples of mounted
They were all mounted, armed with rifles, and used their rifles well.The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California
Brevet Col. J.C. Fremont
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
William Dobein James
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.
- 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.