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Meaning of mound

mound

Pronunciation: (mound), [key]
— n.
  1. a natural elevation of earth; a hillock or knoll.
  2. an artificial elevation of earth, as for a defense work or a dam or barrier; an embankment.
  3. a heap or raised mass: a mound of papers; a mound of hay.
  4. the slightly raised ground from which the pitcher delivers the ball. Cf.(def. 13).
  5. an elevation formed of earth, sand, stones, etc., esp. over a grave or ruins.
  6. a tumulus or other raised work of earth dating from a prehistoric or long-past period.
—v.t.
  1. to form into a mound; heap up.
  2. to furnish with a mound of earth, as for a defense.

mound

Pronunciation: (mound), [key]
— n.
  1. a globe topped with a cross that symbolizes power and constitutes part of the regalia of an English sovereign.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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