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Wordnet 3.0


1. having something on top;
- Example: "columns surmounted by statues"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surmounted \Sur*mount"ed\, a. 1. (Arch.) Having its vertical height greater than the half span; -- said of an arch. [1913 Webster] 2. (Her.) Partly covered by another charge; -- said of an ordinary or other bearing. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Surmount \Sur*mount"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Surmounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Surmounting.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter, sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See Sur-, and Mount, v. i.] 1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop. [1913 Webster] The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas, overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] What surmounts the reach Of human sense I shall delineate. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

surmounted adj 1: having something on top; "columns surmounted by statues"