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Synonyms of 'mountain'

(noun) 
Definition
a very large, high, and steep hill
Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
Synonyms
peak
We climbed Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.
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height
From a height, it looks like a desert.
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ben (Scottish)
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fell (British)
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berg (South Africa)
a wind coming down off the berg
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alp
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pinnacle
This castle sits on a rocky pinnacle.
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elevation
The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
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Munro
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eminence
The house is built on an eminence, and has a pleasing prospect.
(noun) 
Definition
a huge heap or mass
They are faced with a mountain of bureaucracy.
Synonyms
heap
a heap of bricks
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mass
On the desk is a mass of books and papers.
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masses
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pile
a pile of books
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a great deal
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ton
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stack
There were stacks of books on the bedside table and floor.
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abundance
a staggering abundance of food
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mound
huge mounds of dirt
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shedload (British, informal)
(noun) 
Manufacturers have been left with a mountain of unsold chocolate eggs.
Synonyms
surplus
The country suffers from a surplus of lawyers.
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excess
Avoid an excess of sugar in your diet.
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glut
There's a glut of agricultural products in Western Europe.
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surfeit
Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
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oversupply
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overabundance
Dairy farmers produce an overabundance of milk, keeping prices down.

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proverb

If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain

Additional synonyms

in the sense of abundance
Definition
a great amount
a staggering abundance of food
Synonyms
heap (informal),
fruitfulness,
ampleness,
cornucopia,
plenteousness,
plentifulness
in the sense of berg
Definition
a mountain
a wind coming down off the berg
Synonyms
ben (Scottish),
fell (British),
alp,
in the sense of elevation
Definition
a raised area
The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
Synonyms
berg (South Africa),
higher ground,
rising ground,

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