- to surpass in excellence.
- to exceed in amount.
Origin of surmount
OTHER WORDS FROM surmountsur·mount·a·ble [ser-moun tuh buhl], /sərˈmaʊn tə bəl/, adjectivesur·mount·er, nounun·sur·mount·ed, adjective
How to use surmount in a sentence
The idea of placing atop this perfect thing a big granite planith surmounted by a representational bronze ... ugh.Proposed Orwell Statue Faces Orwellian Politics at BBC|David Frum|August 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
These have canted bay windows below them, and their pediments are surmounted by figures representing Mercury and Athæne.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
We did not perceive the little town until we had surmounted the last eminence and were in its immediate vicinity.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
This and the following monument are partly let into the wall, and are surmounted by beautiful Gothic canopies.