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Definition of "mountain" []

  • A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill. (noun)
  • A large heap: a mountain of laundry. (noun)
  • A huge quantity: a mountain of trouble. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mountain" in a sentence
  • "It is a mountain seen; it is called a _great mountain_; under this are comprehended all impediments and difficulties impeding the building; all being taken together make up"
  • "The hiker who was on his way to the top of the mountain asked � Do you know the way to the path that will lead me to the top of the mountain� the hiker who was returning from the top said �simply make every step that you take go towards the direction of the mountain top and you will get there�."
  • "You have -- you have probably heard us use the term mountain bumps a lot lately -- a lot lately."