Meaning of “mountain” in the English Dictionary

"mountain" in English

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mountainnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmaʊn.tɪn/ us /ˈmaʊn.tən/

mountain noun [ C ] (VERY LARGE HILL)

A2 a raised part 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 our holiday.

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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 raised part 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 biggest North American mountain range (= group of mountains).

mountain noun [ C ] (LARGE AMOUNT)

a large amount 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 /ˈmaʊntɪn/ us

a large amount of food that is stored instead of being sold, in order to keep prices at high levels:

a butter/beef/grain mountain

(Definition of “mountain” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)