- mountlake terrace,
- mourne mountains
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)
Origin of mount1
Examples from the Web for mounting
Confusion about who is financially backing the project is mounting.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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?|Jamie Dettmer|September 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But those two identifications are still subjects of debate, a problem that adds to the suspense now mounting at Amphipolis.
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|Jay Michaelson|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But how long that support will last is an open question, given the civilian casualties that are mounting from this Gaza war.
They seem, those unhallowed pagan alcoves, mounting stage by stage toward the skies, like some blasphemous insinuation.Summer Days in Shakespeare Land|Charles G. Harper
Jessie, he saw, had wheeled her machine into the road and was mounting.The Wheels of Chance|H. G. Wells
The invention consists in mounting the leading axle in a ball and long socket, the socket being rotated in fixed bearings.
The lured became more reckless, mounting the logs to Queex's post in sudden darts.Plague Ship|Andre Norton
The work of transferring the armament, and mounting the guns, was very laborious.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
- 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.