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NOUN (5)

1. (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands;
[syn: mound, hill, pitcher's mound]

2. a small natural hill;
[syn: knoll, mound, hillock, hummock, hammock]

3. a collection of objects laid on top of each other;
[syn: pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus]

4. structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones;
- Example: "they built small mounds to hide behind"
[syn: mound, hill]

5. the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit;
- Example: "he has played every position except pitcher"
- Example: "they have a southpaw on the mound"
[syn: pitcher, mound]


VERB (1)

1. form into a rounded elevation;
- Example: "mound earth"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mounded; p. pr. & vb. n. Mounding.] To fortify or inclose with a mound. [1913 Webster] moundbird
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\ (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See Mundane.] A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross; -- called also globe. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mound \Mound\, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and prob. to L. manus. See Manual.] An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also, a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll. [1913 Webster] To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Mound bird. (Zool.) See moundbird in the vocabulary. Mound builders (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that occupied the country when discovered by Europeans. Mound maker (Zool.), any one of the megapodes. See also moundbird in the vocabulary. Shell mound, a mound of refuse shells, collected by aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See Midden, and Kitchen middens. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mound n 1: (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands [syn: mound, hill, pitcher's mound] 2: a small natural hill [syn: knoll, mound, hillock, hummock, hammock] 3: a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: pile, heap, mound, agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus] 4: structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind" [syn: mound, hill] 5: the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the mound" [syn: pitcher, mound] v 1: form into a rounded elevation; "mound earth"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

193 Moby Thesaurus words for "mound": abatis, advanced work, anthill, arch, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, bank up, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, barrow, bartizan, bastion, battlement, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, boom, boundary stone, brae, brass, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, bust, butte, cairn, casemate, cenotaph, cheval-de-frise, circumvallation, cock, cofferdam, column, contravallation, counterscarp, cromlech, cross, cup, curtain, cyclolith, dam, defense, demibastion, dike, ditch, dolmen, down, drawbridge, drift, drumlin, dune, earthwork, elevation, embankment, enclosure, entanglement, escarp, escarpment, fell, fence, fieldwork, foothills, footstone, fortalice, fortification, gate, glacis, grave, gravestone, gravity dam, groin, haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, headstone, heap, heap up, hill, hillock, hoarstone, hummock, hump, hydraulic-fill dam, inscription, iron curtain, jam, jetty, kitchen midden, knob, knoll, leaping weir, levee, logjam, loophole, lunette, machicolation, mantelet, marker, mass, mausoleum, megalith, memento, memorial, memorial arch, memorial column, memorial statue, memorial stone, menhir, merlon, milldam, moat, mole, molehill, monolith, monticle, monticule, monument, moor, mountain, mow, necrology, obelisk, obituary, outwork, palisade, parados, parapet, pile, pile up, pillar, plaque, portcullis, postern gate, prize, pyramid, rampart, ravelin, redan, redoubt, reliquary, remembrance, ribbon, rick, rise, roadblock, rock-fill dam, rostral column, sally port, sand dune, scarp, sconce, seawall, shaft, shock, shrine, shutter dam, slope, snowdrift, stack, stack up, stela, stockade, stone, stone wall, stupa, swell, tablet, tell, tenaille, testimonial, tomb, tombstone, tope, tor, trophy, tumulus, vallation, vallum, wall, weir, wicket dam, work
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Mound, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 12 Housing Units (2000): 5 Land area (2000): 0.243460 sq. miles (0.630559 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.243460 sq. miles (0.630559 sq. km) FIPS code: 52565 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 32.337430 N, 91.025694 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71282 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Mound, LA Mound
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Mound, MN -- U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 9435 Housing Units (2000): 4118 Land area (2000): 2.944955 sq. miles (7.627398 sq. km) Water area (2000): 1.971012 sq. miles (5.104897 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.915967 sq. miles (12.732295 sq. km) FIPS code: 44476 Located within: Minnesota (MN), FIPS 27 Location: 44.934912 N, 93.656080 W ZIP Codes (1990): 55364 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Mound, MN Mound