Origin of mounting
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)
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Contemporary Examples of mounting
Confusion about who is financially backing the project is mounting.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution
November 30, 2014
Political pressure was mounting tonight from veteran Conservative politicians on Cameron to take much tougher action against IS.Will The Latest ISIS Beheading Move Britain To Tougher Action?
September 14, 2014
But those two identifications are still subjects of debate, a problem that adds to the suspense now mounting at Amphipolis.Is This Alexander the Great’s Tomb?
September 13, 2014
None are mounting an “attack on the family and the marriage.”The Hateful Pastor All Too Happy to Be Left Behind When It Comes to Gays
September 6, 2014
But how long that support will last is an open question, given the civilian casualties that are mounting from this Gaza war.Israel Tells Hamas: You Can Keep Your Rockets
Eli Lake, Josh Rogin
July 31, 2014
Historical Examples of mounting
They ordered their ponies and, mounting, rode behind us under escort.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
Mounting the front steps, she drew forth the key, and put it in the door.Meadow Grass
The man Eccles shut the door, mounting the box beside the driver.The Black Bag
Louis Joseph Vance
On mounting the steps at the Thtre Franais I trod on a lady's dress.My Double Life
Dignified firmness had been the line I intended, but my rage was mounting.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
- 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
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.