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English definition of “mount”

mount

verb uk   /maʊnt/ us  

mount verb (INCREASE)

C2 [I] to gradually increase, rise, or get bigger: The children's excitement is mounting as Christmas gets nearer.Increasing and intensifying

mount verb (GET ON)

C2 [I or T] to get on a horse, bicycle, etc.. in order to ride: She mounted her horse and rode off.Horse ridingHorse racingBoarding and alighting from modes of transport

mount verb (GO UP)

[T] to go up or onto: He mounted the platform and began to speak to the assembled crowd.formal Queen Elizabeth II mounted the throne (= became queen) in 1952.Moving upwards

mount verb (ORGANIZE)

C2 [T] to organize and begin an activity or event: to mount an attack/campaign/challenge/protest to mount an exhibition/displayManaging and organizing

mount verb (FIX)

C2 [T] to fix something on a wall, in a frame, etc., so that it can be looked at or used: The children's work has been mounted on cards and put up on the walls of the classroom. The CCTV camera is mounted above the main door.Fastening and tying

mount verb (GUARD)

[T] to place someone on guard: Sentries are mounted outside the palace at all times.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving mount guard (on/over sb) to guard someone: Armed security officers are employed to mount guard over the president.Defending and protectingBacking, supporting and defendingPreserving and saving
Phrasal verbs

mount

noun [C] uk   /maʊnt/ us  

mount noun [C] (HORSE)

formal a horse: an excellent mount for a childHorses and similar animals

mount noun [C] (FOR A PICTURE, ETC.)

something, such as a piece of card, that you put something on to show it: I'm looking for a piece of card I can use as a mount for this picture.Photography
(Definition of mount verb, noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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