seated or riding on a horse or other animal.
serving on horseback or on some special mount, as soldiers or police.
Military. (formerly) permanently equipped with horses or vehicles for transport.Compare mobile(def 4).
having or set in a mounting: mounted gems.
put into position for use, as guns.

Origin of mounted

First recorded in 1575–85; mount1 + -ed2
Related formsun·mount·ed, adjectivewell-mount·ed, adjective

Antonyms for mounted

1. afoot. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for unmounted

Historical Examples of unmounted

  • She led the way indoors, and pointed to a sheaf of unmounted photographs.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley

  • The burghers were hard pressed by the enemy, and many were unmounted.

  • They told him that as he was unmounted they traveled easily to accommodate him.

    Four American Indians

    Edson L. Whitney

  • Unmounted, card size, 3¾ cents each; cabinet size, 7½ cents each.


    Walter L. (Walter Lowrie) Hervey

  • The size of these unmounted guns may be judged by the figures at work near them.

    The Western Front

    Muirhead Bone

British Dictionary definitions for unmounted



equipped with or riding horsesmounted police
provided with a support, backing, etc
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Word Origin and History for unmounted



1580s, "on horseback," past participle adjective from mount (v.). From 1854 as "set up for display."

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