Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: monter 'to go up', from Latin mons; MOUNT2


1 verb
Related topics: Visual


[transitive] to plan, organize, and begin an event or a course of action:
The National Gallery mounted an exhibition of Danish painting.
mount a campaign/challenge/search etc
Friends of the Earth are mounting a campaign to monitor the illegal logging of trees.
mount an assault/attack
Guerrillas have mounted an attack on the capital.


[intransitive usually in progressive] to increase gradually in amount or degree:
Tension here is mounting, as we await the final result.
Casualties on both sides of the battle have continued to mount.


[intransitive and transitive] formal to get on a horse or bicycle [≠ dismount]:
He mounted his horse and rode on.

go up

[transitive] formal to go up a step or stairs:
He mounted the stairs and looked around him slowly.
A car suddenly mounted the pavement to avoid a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.


[transitive]AV to fix a picture to a larger piece of stiff paper so that it looks more attractive
mount something on/onto something
Entries to the photography competition should be mounted on white paper.


[transitive] technicalHBA if a male animal mounts a female animal, he gets up onto her back to have sex mounted

mount up

phrasal verb
to gradually increase in amount:
At £6 a ticket, the cost quickly mounts up.

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