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Definition of "mound" []

  • A pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris heaped for protection or concealment. (noun)
  • A natural elevation, such as a small hill. (noun)
  • A raised mass, as of hay; a heap. See Synonyms at heap. (noun)
  • Archaeology A large artificial pile of earth or stones often marking a burial site. (noun)
  • Baseball The slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond. (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 "mound" in a sentence
  • "This page unsportingly suggests that the mound is a 13th-century motte which had nothing to do with Pepin, but I'll take my romance where I can find it, thanks."
  • "Manuel said he didn't use his best pinch-hitter, lefty Greg Dobbs, because Feliz "is a down hitter, and the guy on the mound is a sinkerball pitcher.""
  • ""When you get ripped by your manager like we did, the best guy you can have on the mound is a dominating lefthander and he stepped up for us today," Flaherty said."