2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. [Obs.]
Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem.Jer. vi. 6.
3. [See Mont de piété.] A bank; a fund.
Mount of piety. See Mont de piété.
(Mount), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mounted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Mounting.] [OE. mounten, monten, F.
monter, fr. L. mons, montis, mountain. See Mount, n. ]
1. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; often with up.
Though Babylon should mount up to heaven.Jer. li. 53.
The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.Cowley.
2. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
3. To attain in value; to amount.
Bring then these blessings to a strict account,Pope.
Make fair deductions, see to what they mount.
(Mount), v. t.
1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
Shall we mount again the rural throne?Dryden.
2. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
3. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses. "To
mount the Trojan troop." Dryden.
4. Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture
on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword
blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.
5. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
What power is it which mounts my love so high?Shak.
A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has them arranged for use in or about it.
To mount guard (Mil.), to go on guard; to march on guard; to do duty as a guard. To mount a
play, to prepare and arrange the scenery, furniture, etc., used in the play.
(Mount), n. [From Mount, v.] That upon which a person or thing is mounted, as: (a) A horse.
She had so good a seat and hand, she might be trusted with any mount.G. Eliot.
(b) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.
(Mount"a*ble) a. Such as can be mounted.
(Moun"tain) n. [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne, LL. montanea, montania, fr. L.
mons, montis, a mountain; cf. montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.]
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