mountain Definition

a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill..

Using mountain: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "mountain" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The mountain was covered in snow.

  • Example

    They climbed the mountain together.

  • Example

    The view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking.

mountain Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for mountain

Idioms Using mountain

  • to exaggerate a small problem and make it seem much bigger than it really is


    He tends to make a mountain out of a molehill and overreact to minor issues.

  • move mountains

    to do something very difficult or seemingly impossible


    She moved mountains to get her business off the ground.

  • a large amount of work that needs to be done


    I have a mountain of work to do before the deadline.

Phrases with mountain

  • a series of mountains that are connected together, often found in a particular region or area


    The Rocky Mountains is a famous mountain range in North America.

  • the sport or activity of climbing mountains


    He enjoys mountain climbing and has climbed many peaks around the world.

  • mountain biking

    the sport or activity of riding a bicycle off-road, often on rough terrain and steep slopes


    She loves mountain biking and goes on trails every weekend.


Summary: mountain in Brief

A 'mountain' [ˈmaʊntən] is a large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level. It is often steep and covered in snow, and can be climbed for sport or recreation. Phrases like 'mountain range' and 'mountain climbing' extend its meaning, while idioms like 'make a mountain out of a molehill' and 'move mountains' use it metaphorically.

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