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mountain

noun [C] uk   /ˈmaʊn.tɪn/  us   /-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 USA. 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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mountain noun [C] (LARGE AMOUNT)

UK a large amount of food that is stored instead of being sold, so that prices for it do not fall: a grain mountaina mountain of sth C2 a large amount of something: I've got a mountain of work to do.
Translations of “mountain”
in Arabic جَبَل…
in Korean 산…
in Malaysian gunung…
in French (de) montagne…
in Turkish dağ, dağ gibi bir şey, büyük yığın/küme…
in Italian montagna…
in Chinese (Traditional) 巨大的山丘, (高)山,山嶽…
in Russian гора, груда…
in Polish góra…
in Vietnamese núi…
in Spanish montaña…
in Portuguese montanha…
in Thai ภูเขา…
in German der Berg, Gebirgs-…
in Catalan muntanya…
in Japanese 山…
in Indonesian gunung…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的山丘, 山,山岳…
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