mounting

[ moun-ting ]
/ ˈmaʊn tɪŋ /

noun

the act of a person or thing that mounts.
something that serves as a mount, support, setting, or the like: a new mounting for an heirloom jewel.

Origin of mounting

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at mount1, -ing1

Related forms

un·mount·ing, adjective

Definition for mounting (2 of 2)

mount

1
[ mount ]
/ maʊnt /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Origin of mount

1
1300–50; Middle English mounten < Old French munter, monter < Vulgar Latin *montāre, derivative of Latin mont- (stem of mōns) mount2

SYNONYMS FOR mount

1 scale. See climb.
19 soar.
22 steed, charger, palfrey.

Related forms

mount·a·ble, adjectivemount·less, adjectiveun·mount·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mounting (1 of 3)

mounting

/ (ˈmaʊntɪŋ) /

noun

another word for mount 1 (def. 13)

British Dictionary definitions for mounting (2 of 3)

mount

1
/ (maʊnt) /

verb

noun

Derived Forms

mountable, adjectivemounter, noun

Word Origin for mount

C16: from Old French munter, from Vulgar Latin montāre (unattested) from Latin mons mount ²

British Dictionary definitions for mounting (3 of 3)

mount

2
/ (maʊnt) /

noun

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 for mount

Old English munt, from Latin mons mountain, but influenced in Middle English by Old French mont
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Medicine definitions for mounting

mount

[ mount ]

v.

To prepare a specimen for microscopic examination, especially by positioning on a slide.
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