(Mon"strous*ness), n. The state or quality of being monstrous, unusual, extraordinary.
(Mon`stru*os"i*ty) n. Monstrosity. [Obs.] Shak.
(Mon"stru*ous) a. Monstrous. [Obs.]
(||Mont) n. [F. See Mount, n.] Mountain.
(Mon"taigne) n. A mountain. [Obs.]
(Mon*tan"ic) a. [L. montanus, fr. mons, montis, mountain. See Mount, n.] Of or pertaining
to mountains; consisting of mountains.
(Mon"ta*nist) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Mintanus, a Phrygian enthusiast of the second
century, who claimed that the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, dwelt in him, and employed him as an instrument
for purifying and guiding men in the Christian life. Mon`ta*nis"tic Mon`ta*nis"tic*al a.
(Mon"tant) n. [F.,prop., mounting, fr. monter to mount, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain. See
1. (Fencing) An upward thrust or blow. Shak.
2. (Arch.) An upright piece in any framework; a mullion or muntin; a stile. [R.] See Stile.
Mont de piété
(||Mont" de pi`é`té") [F., fr. It. monte di pietà mount of piety.] One of certain public pawnbroking
establishments which originated in Italy in the 15th century, the object of which was to lend money at
a low rate of interest to poor people in need; called also mount of piety. The institution has been
adopted in other countries, as in Spain and France. See Lombard-house.
(||Mon"te) n. [Sp., lit., mountain, hence, the stock of cards remaining after laying out a certain
number, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain.] A favorite gambling game among Spaniards, played with dice
(Monte`-ac"id) n. [F. monter to raise + acide acid.] (Chem.) An acid elevator, as a tube
through which acid is forced to some height in a sulphuric acid manufactory.
(Mon*teith") n. See Monteth.
(Mon"tem) n. [L. ad montem to the hillock. See Mount, n.] A custom, formerly practiced
by the scholars at Eton school, England, of going every third year, on Whittuesday, to a hillock near the
Bath road, and exacting money from all passers-by, to support at the university the senior scholar of the
(Mon*te"ro) n. [Sp. montera a hunting cap, fr. montero a huntsman, monte a mountain,
forest, L. mons, montis, mountain. See Mount, n.] An ancient kind of cap worn by horsemen or
(Mon*teth" Mon*teith") , n. A vessel in which glasses are washed; so called from the name
of the inventor.
New things produce new words, and thus MontethKing.
Has by one vessel saved his name from death.
(||Mont`gol"fier) n. A balloon which ascends by the buoyancy of air heated by a fire; a fire
balloon; so called from two brothers, Stephen and Joseph Montgolfier, of France, who first constructed
and sent up a fire balloon.