Adjective "Mountains" definition and examples

(Mountains may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈmaʊntɪn/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large natural elevation of the earth's surface rising abruptly from the surrounding level; a large steep hill.
  1. 'they sought refuge in the mountains'
  2. 'The town is surrounded by tall hills and mountains, and you can have a very pleasant hike down any of the numerous trails there.'
  3. 'The view from our room is sublime - Scotland's longest loch and an assortment of rolling hills and mountains.'
  4. 'Surrounded by mountains and rainforest, it's about two hours drive from Hobart.'
  5. 'Standing some 3282 ft above sea level, the mountain is one of the most remote in Scotland.'
  6. 'It is surrounded by mountains with sheer cliffs several hundred feet high which make it popular with walkers and climbers.'
  7. 'The last two days of the trip involve a ski tour, including an overnight stay in a mountain hut.'
  8. 'Excellent views of the lake and Mount Aspiring can be seen from the mountain top.'
  9. 'The valley, surrounded by steep mountains, is one of the Amazon's least spoiled treasures.'
  10. 'Throughout the Smokies you may be enticed from your car by the sight, sound, and feel of clear, cool mountain streams and waterfalls.'
  11. 'In your mind's eye, can't you see the rocky peaks of the high mountains, the deep glens, the tumbling rivers?'
  12. 'Then take advantage of the surrounding landscape of mountains and waterfalls to spend a few days hiking.'
  13. 'Steep mountains covered in virgin rainforest ascend into patches of cloud.'
A large pile or quantity of something.
  1. 'Gallacher attends his fair share of meetings and usually has a mountain of paperwork to get through at the end of the day.'
  2. 'Then there was the fallout, as the dreams of growth vanished to leave only rapidly diminishing cash piles or large mountains of debt.'
  3. 'In the Middle Ages, mountains of coal piled up in London as a result of sea trade.'
  4. 'Until the 1980s, the EU simply bought any extra production and piled it up in warehouses, forming what became known as the EU ‘butter mountain’ (‘wine lakes’ were another manifestation of the same problem).'

More definitions

noun

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 feet (610 meters).

2. a large mass of something resembling this, as in shape or size.

3. a huge amount: a mountain of incoming mail.

4. (initial capital letter) a steam locomotive having a four-wheeled front truck, eight driving wheels, and a two-wheeled rear truck.

5. Also called mountain wine. British Archaic. a sw

Origin

(mountain)Middle English: from Old French montaigne, based on Latin mons, mont- ‘mountain’.

Phrase

if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain
move mountains