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Meaning of “mountain” in the English Dictionary

"mountain" in British English

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mountainnoun [C]

uk   /ˈmaʊn.tɪn/  us   /-tən/
  • mountain noun [C] (VERY LARGE HILL)

A2 a ​raisedpart of the earth's ​surface, much ​larger than a ​hill, the ​top of which might be ​covered in ​snow: The Matterhorn is one of the ​biggest mountains in ​Europe. The Rockies are a mountain chain/​range in the ​western United States. I'd ​love to go mountain-​climbing. We're going to the mountains (= an ​area where there are mountains) for ​ourholiday.

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(Definition of mountain from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mountain" in American English

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mountainnoun [C]

 us   /ˈmɑʊn·tən/
  • mountain noun [C] (HIGH PLACE)

a ​raisedpart of the earth’s ​surface, ​larger than a ​hill: the Blue Ridge Mountains We’re ​spending the ​weekend in the mountains (= an ​area with mountains). The Rockies ​form the ​biggestNorth American mountain ​range (= ​group of mountains).
  • mountain noun [C] (LARGE AMOUNT)

a ​largeamount of something: I’ve got mountains of ​work to do. You’ll never ​eat that mountain of ​food.
(Definition of mountain from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"mountain" in Business English

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mountainnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈmaʊntɪn/
a large ​amount of ​food that is ​stored instead of being ​sold, in ​order to ​keepprices at high ​levels: a butter/beef/​grain mountain
(Definition of mountain from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “mountain”
in Korean 산…
in Arabic جَبَل…
in Malaysian gunung…
in French (de) montagne…
in Russian гора, груда…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的山丘, (高)山,山嶽…
in Italian montagna…
in Turkish dağ, dağ gibi bir şey, büyük yığın/küme…
in Polish góra…
in Spanish montaña…
in Vietnamese núi…
in Portuguese montanha…
in Thai ภูเขา…
in German der Berg, Gebirgs-…
in Catalan muntanya…
in Japanese 山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的山丘, 山,山岳…
in Indonesian gunung…
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