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"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 British 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 keep prices 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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