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 for mount
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mount \Mount\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Mounted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Mounting.] [OE. mounten, monten, F. monter, fr. L. mons,
     montis, mountain. See Mount, n. (above).]
     1. To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to
        tower aloft; to ascend; -- often with up.
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              Though Babylon should mount up to heaven. --Jer. li.
                                                    53.
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              The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.
                                                    --Cowley.
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     2. To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold;
        especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.
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     3. To attain in value; to amount.
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              Bring then these blessings to a strict account,
              Make fair deductions, see to what they mount.
                                                    --Pope.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mount \Mount\ (mount), n. [OE. munt, mont, mount, AS. munt, fr.
     L. mons, montis; cf. L. minae protections, E. eminent,
     menace: cf. F. mont. Cf. Mount, v., Mountain, Mont,
     Monte, Montem.]
     1. A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably
        above the common surface of the surrounding land; a
        mountain; a high hill; -- used always instead of mountain,
        when put before a proper name; as, Mount Washington;
        otherwise, chiefly in poetry.
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     2. A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound. [Obs.]
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              Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against
              Jerusalem.                            --Jer. vi. 6.
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     3. [See Mont de pi['e]t['e].] A bank; a fund.
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     4. (Palmistry) Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the
        palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the
        influence of "planets," and called the mounts of Jupiter,
        Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and
        Venus.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Mount of piety. See Mont de pi['e]t['e].
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mount \Mount\, n. [From Mount, v.]
     That upon which a person or thing is mounted, especially:
     (a) A horse.
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               She had so good a seat and hand, she might be
               trusted with any mount.              --G. Eliot.
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     (b) The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or
         the like is mounted; a mounting.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Mount \Mount\, v. t.
     1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit
        and deliver a sermon.
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              Shall we mount again the rural throne? --Dryden.
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     2. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or
        anything that one sits upon; to bestride.
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     3. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with
        animals for riding; to furnish with horses. "To mount the
        Trojan troop." --Dryden.
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     4. Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for
        use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or
        paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a
        diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt,
        scabbard, etc.; as, to mount a picture or diploma in a
        frame
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     5. To raise aloft; to lift on high.
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              What power is it which mounts my love so high?
                                                    --Shak.
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     Note: A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has
           them arranged for use in or about it.
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     To mount guard (Mil.), to go on guard; to march on guard;
        to do duty as a guard.
  
     To mount a play, to prepare and arrange the scenery,
        furniture, etc., used in the play.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  mount
      n 1: a lightweight horse kept for riding only [syn: saddle
           horse, riding horse, mount]
      2: the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to
         the top" [syn: climb, mount]
      3: a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher
         than a hill [syn: mountain, mount]
      4: a mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or
         other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in
         a plain gold mount" [syn: mount, setting]
      5: something forming a back that is added for strengthening
         [syn: backing, mount]
      v 1: attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a
           floating"
      2: go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were
         lowered" [syn: wax, mount, climb, rise] [ant: wane]
      3: fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for
         macroscopic analysis"
      4: put up or launch; "mount a campaign against pornography"
      5: get up on the back of; "mount a horse" [syn: hop on,
         mount, mount up, get on, jump on, climb on,
         bestride] [ant: get off, hop out]
      6: go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever
         climb up the hill behind your house?" [syn: climb, climb
         up, mount, go up]
      7: prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution
         or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an
         attack"; "mount a play" [syn: mount, put on]
      8: copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow" [syn: ride,
         mount]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  358 Moby Thesaurus words for "mount":
     Everest, Houyhnhnm, Olympus, accrue, accumulate, advance,
     aggravate, alp, amble, anabasis, appreciate, arise, arrange,
     arrangement, ascend, ascension, ascent, aspire, augment, back,
     back up, backdrop, background, backing, ball, balloon, be a gas,
     be a hit, be intimate, bearing, bestraddle, bestride, bidet, bill,
     bloat, board, bomb, boom, breed, broaden, brood mare, budge, build,
     build up, bushing, buss the clouds, canter, caracole,
     carriage horse, cart horse, cavalry horse, chandelle, change,
     change place, charger, chassis, circle, clamber, clamber up, climb,
     climb on, climb over, climb up, climbing, cohabit, colt,
     come together, come up, commit adultery, compose, coordinate,
     copulate, couple, courser, cover, crescendo, critter, curl upwards,
     curvet, deepen, descend, develop, diddle, dobbin, draft horse,
     dramatize, dray horse, driving horse, ebb, elevation, enhance,
     enlarge, entire, entire horse, equine, escalade, escalate, expand,
     fail, feature, fill horse, filler, filly, flop, flow, fly up, foal,
     fornicate, fountain, frame, frig, frisk, gain, gain altitude,
     gain strength, gallop, gelding, get ahead, get in, get on,
     get over, gigster, give a boost, give a lift, go, go aboard,
     go around, go on board, go on horseback, go round, go sideways,
     go up, grow, grow up, gush, gyrate, gyring up, hack, hackney,
     have sex, have sexual relations, headline, heighten, help up,
     hoick, hop in, horse, hump, hunter, increase, infrastructure,
     install, intensify, jet, jument, jump, jump in, launch, lay, lead,
     leader, leap, levitate, levitation, lie with, lift,
     lofty mountains, loom, lope, magnify, make a hit, make it with,
     make love, make out, mare, mat, mate, melodramatize, mountain,
     mounting, move, move over, multiply, nag, open, open a show,
     organize, pace, pack horse, palfrey, peak, piaffe, pile in,
     pile up, plow horse, plunge, pole horse, polo pony, post-horse,
     prance, prancer, premiere, prepare, present, preview, produce,
     progress, proliferate, put in place, put on, ramp, ready, rear,
     rear up, redouble, regress, remount, retrogress, ride bareback,
     ride hard, rider, riding horse, rise, rise up, rising, road horse,
     roadster, rocketing up, rotate, rouncy, rouse, run, run up,
     saddle horse, saddler, saltation, scale, scale the heights,
     scenarize, scene, scrabble up, scramble up, screw, seat, serve,
     service, set, set in motion, set off, set the stage, set up,
     setting, settle, shaft horse, shift, shin, shin up, shinny,
     shoot up, shooting up, show, sink, skeleton, sleep with, snowball,
     soar, soaring, spin, spiral, spire, spout, spread, spring, spurt,
     stage, stalking-horse, stallion, stand on tiptoe, stand up, star,
     steed, stir, straddle, stream, strengthen, struggle up, stud,
     studhorse, subside, succeed, sumpter, sumpter horse, support,
     surge, surmount, swarm up, sweep up, swell, take horse, takeoff,
     taking off, tarpan, the wooded mountains, theatricalize,
     thill horse, thiller, tittup, top horse, tor, tower, towering alps,
     travel, trot, try out, underframe, up, upclimb, upcoming, updraft,
     upgang, upgo, upgoing, upgrade, upgrow, upgrowth, upheave, uphill,
     upleap, uplift, upping, uprear, uprisal, uprise, uprising, uprush,
     upshoot, upslope, upspin, upstream, upsurge, upsurgence, upswarm,
     upsweep, upswing, upwind, vault, vise, wane, war-horse, wax,
     wheeler, wheelhorse, whirl, widen, wild horse, workhorse, zoom,
     zooming
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  mount
  
      To make a file system available for access.
  
     Unix does this by associating the file system with a
     directory (the "mount point") within a currently mounted
     file system.  The "root" file system is mounted on the root
     directory, "/" early in the boot sequence.  "mount" is also
     the Unix command to do this, "unmount" breaks the
     association.
  
     E.g., "mount attaches a named file system to the file system
     hierarchy at the pathname location directory [...]" -- Unix
     manual page mount(8).
  
     File systems are usually mounted either at boot time under
     control of /etc/rc (or one of its subfiles) or on demand by
     an automounter daemon.
  
     Other operating systems such as VMS and DOS mount file
     systems as separate directory hierarchies without any common
     ancestor or root directory.
  
     Apparently derived from the physical sense of "mount" meaning
     "attach", as in "head-mounted display", or "set up", as in
     "always mount a scratch monkey, etc."
  
     Unix manual page: mount(8).
  
     (1997-04-14)
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Mount
     Palestine is a hilly country (Deut. 3:25; 11:11; Ezek. 34:13).
     West of Jordan the mountains stretch from Lebanon far down into
     Galilee, terminating in Carmel. The isolated peak of Tabor rises
     from the elevated plain of Esdraelon, which, in the south, is
     shut in by hills spreading over the greater part of Samaria. The
     mountains of Western and Middle Palestine do not extend to the
     sea, but gently slope into plains, and toward the Jordan fall
     down into the Ghor.
     
       East of the Jordan the Anti-Lebanon, stretching south,
     terminates in the hilly district called Jebel Heish, which
     reaches down to the Sea of Gennesareth. South of the river
     Hieromax there is again a succession of hills, which are
     traversed by wadies running toward the Jordan. These gradually
     descend to a level at the river Arnon, which was the boundary of
     the ancient trans-Jordanic territory toward the south.
     
       The composition of the Palestinian hills is limestone, with
     occasional strata of chalk, and hence the numerous caves, some
     of large extent, found there.
     

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