The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mountain \Moun"tain\, n. [OE. mountaine, montaine, F. montagne,
LL. montanea, montania, fr. L. mons, montis, a mountain; cf.
montanus belonging to a mountain. See 1st Mount.]
1. A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common
level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock
forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher
than a hill; a mount.
2. pl. A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the
3. A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large
I should have been a mountain of mummy. --Shak.
The Mountain (--La montagne) (French Hist.), a popular name
given in 1793 to a party of extreme Jacobins in the
National Convention, who occupied the highest rows of