1a backing or setting on which a photograph, gem, or work of art is set for display:a decorated photograph mountdelicate mounts for necklaces, earrings, and rings
a glass microscope slide for securing a specimen to be viewed.
a stamp hinge.
2a support for a gun, camera, or similar piece of equipment:heavy cannon were torn from their mountsa mount for a pair of binoculars
3a horse that is ridden or is available for riding:he hung on to his mount’s bridle
an opportunity to ride a horse, especially as a jockey:the jockey’s injuries forced him to give up the coveted mount on Cool Ground
1climb up (stairs, a hill, or other rising surface):he mounted the steps
climb or move up on to (a raised surface):the master of ceremonies mounted the platform
get up on (an animal or bicycle) in order to ride it:he mounted the horsehe took the bicycle, mounted it, and rode to the station
set (someone) on horseback; provide with a horse:she was mounted on a white horse
(of a male mammal or bird) assume a position on top of (a female) in order to copulate:a female was immediately mounted by the cat
2organize and initiate (a campaign or other course of action):the company had successfully mounted takeover bids
establish; set up:security forces mounted check points at every key road
produce (a play, exhibition, or other artistic event) for public viewing:the museum is mounting an exhibition of sixteenth-century drawingsthe theatre mounted a brilliant all-male ‘As You Like It’police mounted a reconstruction of what they believe happened before the explosion
3 [no object] grow larger or more numerous:the costs mount up when you buy a home
(of a feeling) become stronger or more intense:his anxiety mounted as messages were left unanswered
(of blood) rise visibly into the cheeks:feeling the blush mount in her cheeks, she looked down quickly
4 [with adverbial of place] place or fix (an object) on a support:fluorescent lights are mounted on the ceilingthe engine is mounted behind the rear seats
set in or attach to a backing or setting:the photographs will be mounted and framed
fix (an object for viewing) on a microscope slide.
Computing make (a disk or disk drive) available for use:there is a limit to the number of hard disks you can have mounted
keep watch:the police had to mount guard over the statue