• To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
  • To place oneself on (a horse, a bicycle, etc.); to bestride.
  • To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding.
  • To cause (something) to rise or ascend; to drive up; to raise; to elevate; to lift up.
  • To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; often with up.
  • To attach (an object) to a support, backing, framework etc.
  • To attach (a drive or device) to the file system in order to make it available to the operating system.
  • To increase in quantity or intensity.
  • To attain in value; to amount (to).
  • To get on top of (an animal) to mate.
  • To have sexual intercourse with someone.
  • To begin (a campaign, military assault, etc.); to launch.
  • To deploy (cannon) for use.
  • To prepare and arrange the scenery, furniture, etc. for use in (a play or production).
  • To incorporate fat, especially butter, into (a dish, especially a sauce to finish it).


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  • From Middle English mount, munt, from Old English munt, from Latin mons, from a root seen also in ēmineō (English eminent). mons.
  • From Middle English mounten, from Anglo-Norman mounter, from Old French monter, from Medieval Latin montare ("to mount; literally, go up hill"), from Latin mons ("a hill, mountain"); compare French monter.

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