Meaning of mountain

moun•tain

Pronunciation: (moun'tn), [key]
— n.
  1. a natural elevation of the earth's surface rising more or less abruptly to a summit, and attaining an altitude greater than that of a hill, usually greater than 2000 ft. (610 m).
  2. a large mass of something resembling this, as in shape or size.
  3. a huge amount: a mountain of incoming mail.
  4. (cap.) a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck. See table under
  5. a sweet Malaga wine.
  6. See(def. 2).
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to mountains: mountain air.
  2. living, growing, or located in the mountains: mountain people.
  3. resembling or suggesting a mountain, as in size.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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