- 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
It is doubtful if any woman had done as much to entice them to a common focus as the surmounting Mrs. Hofer.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The castles, surmounting lifelike elephants, were filled with warriors discharging arrows.Napoleon's Young Neighbor|Helen Leah Reed
Above all, over the stage was a gilt carved eagle surmounting the State coat of arms.
Surmounting her stern there was a great poop lantern, almost big enough for a man to stand in.A Middy of the King|Harry Collingwood
My longing once more to see my dying mother overcame every obstacle, and assisted me in surmounting the greatest difficulties.Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2|Lady Wallace