Know Your Next Word : mountain

25. mountain :

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

adjective :

5. of or pertaining to mountains : mountain air

6. living, growing, or located in the mountains : mountain people

7. resembling or suggesting a mountain, as in size.

  • a mountain of laundry

  • a mountain of trouble

  • I should have been a mountain of mummy.

  • If the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain.

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