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.

Nearby words

  1. mountbatten,
  2. mountebank,
  3. mounted,
  4. mounter,
  5. mountie,
  6. mounting-block,
  7. mountlake terrace,
  8. mounty,
  9. mourn,
  10. mourne mountains

Origin of mounting

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

Related formsun·mount·ing, adjective

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 formsmount·a·ble, adjectivemount·less, adjectiveun·mount·a·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for mounting

mounting

/ (ˈmaʊntɪŋ) /

noun

another word for mount 1 (def. 13)

mount

1
/ (maʊnt) /

verb

noun

Derived Formsmountable, adjectivemounter, noun

Word Origin for mount

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

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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Word Origin and History for mounting
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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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