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English definition of “mountain”

mountain

noun [C] (VERY LARGE HILL)    /ˈmaʊn.tɪn/ US  /-tən/
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.Hills and mountains Grammar:Geographical placesSee more
(Definition of mountain noun (VERY LARGE HILL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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