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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 Korean 산…
in Arabic جَبَل…
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 Spanish montaña…
in Portuguese montanha…
in German der Berg, Gebirgs-…
in Catalan muntanya…
in Japanese 山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 巨大的山丘, 山,山岳…
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