verb (used with object)
- to surpass in excellence.
- to exceed in amount.
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Origin of surmount
OTHER WORDS FROM surmount
Example sentences from the Web for surmount
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