verb (used with object)
- to surpass in excellence.
- to exceed in amount.
Origin of surmount
Examples from the Web for unsurmountable
The management of the canoe alone appears a work of unsurmountable difficulty, its breadth is so inadequate to its length.A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson|Watkin Tench
Now that safeguard, previously unsurmountable, vanished by reason of the girls presence.The Message|Louis Tracy
It must have been even an unsurmountable Barrier to the Kofirans, in case they reduced the City.The Amours of Zeokinizul, King of the Kofirans|Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crbillon
But in many cases this cure cannot be applied, owing to the unsurmountable obstacles.Woman and Socialism|August Bebel
He had convinced her of the unsurmountable barrier between them, a barrier which still existed.The Secret of the Silver Car|Wyndham Martyn
Word Origin for surmount
late 14c., "to rise above, go beyond," from Old French surmounter "rise above," from sur- "beyond" (see sur-) + monter "to go up" (see mount (v.)). Meaning "to prevail over, overcome" is recorded from late 14c. Related: Surmounted; surmounting.