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  1. a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. relating to or located in mountains; "mountain people" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A large mass of rock or earth rising above the level of the surrounding country, usually over two thousand feet. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Mountainous. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Relating to, resembling, or occurring in a mountain or mountains. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. A high hill: anything very large. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Of or relating to a mountain: growing or dwelling on a mountain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. A high hill; great mass. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Of, or pertaining to, a mountain. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A lofty, rocky elevation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Pertaining to a mountain; growing or dwelling on a mountain; vast. The mountain, the extreme section in the first French Revolution, as occupying the highest seats in the National Convention. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. A large rocky mass, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; any very large object; a kind of light wine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. A very high hill, usually applied to heights of nearly and above 2000 feet; anything proverbially large. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  19. Pert. to a mountain; found on mountains. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. In French history, a popular name given in 1793 to the party of extreme Jacobins in the Convention, who occupied the highest rows of seats. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity. dictgcide_fs
  22. mownt'[=a]n, or -'in, n. a high hill: anything very large: a wine made from mountain grapes: the extreme party in the French Revolution (see MONTAGNARD).--adj. of or relating to a mountain: growing or dwelling on a mountain.--ns. MOUNT'AIN-ASH, the rowan-tree, with bunches of red berries, common on mountains; MOUNT'AIN-BLUE, blue carbonate of copper; MOUNT'AIN-BRAM'BLE, the cloudberry; MOUNT'AIN-CAT, a catamount, a wild-cat; MOUNT'AIN-CHAIN, a number of mountains connected together in one line; MOUNT'AIN-CORK, MOUNT'AIN-LEATH'ER, a very light and whitish variety of asbestos; MOUNT'AIN-DEER, the chamois; MOUNT'AIN-DEW, whisky.--adj. MOUNT'AINED.--ns. MOUNTAINEER', an inhabitant of a mountain: a climber of mountains: a rustic; MOUNTAINEER'ING, the practice of climbing mountains; MOUNT'AIN-FLAX, a fibrous asbestos; MOUNT'AIN-LIME'STONE (geol.), a series of limestone strata separating the Old Red Sandstone from the coal-measures; MOUNT'AIN-L[=I]ON, the cougar; MOUNT'AIN-MILK, a spongy carbonate of lime.--adj. MOUNT'AINOUS, full of mountains: large as a mountain: huge.--ns. MOUNT'AIN-RICE, an awnless rice grown without irrigation on the Himalayas, &c.; MOUNT'AIN-SHEEP, the bighorn of the Rocky Mountains; MOUNT'AIN-SOAP, a greasy clay-like mineral, a kind of halloysite--also Rock-soap; MOUNT'AIN-TALL'OW, a mineral substance, called also Hatchettite; MOUNT'AIN-TEA, the American evergreen, Gaultheria procumbens.--OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN, a popular name for the chief of the 11th century Hashsh[=a]sh[=i]n (see ASSASSIN). [O. Fr. montaine--Low L. montana, a mountain--L. montanus--mons, montis.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  23. Natural elevation of earth\'s surface, large or high hill; waves ran mm. (very) high, m.-high; large heap or pile; (also m. wine) Malaga wine from m. grapes; the M., extreme party in first French Revolution, occupying elevated position in chamber of assembly; m. ash, tree with delicate pinnate leaves& scarlet berries; m. chain, series of mm.; m. dew, Scotch whisky; m. sickness, malady caused by rarefied m. air. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  24. Mahomet& the m., Mahomet will go to the m., phrases applied to the pretender who is not abashed or resourceless under exposure (w. ref. to the story told in Bacon\'s Essay on Boldness); make mm. out of molehills, exaggerate difficulties or hardships or slights. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. See Macmillanites. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  26. n. [Latin] A large mass of earth and rock rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; a mount;- something very large. Cabinet Dictionary

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