Synonyms of 'mountain'
a very large, high, and steep hillBen Nevis, Britain's highest mountain
We climbed Scafell Pike, the highest peak in England.
From a height, it looks like a desert.
ben (Scottish), , ,
berg (South Africa), ,
a wind coming down off the berg
This castle sits on a rocky pinnacle.
The resort is built on an elevation overlooking the sea.
The house is built on an eminence, and has a pleasing prospect.
a huge heap or massThey are faced with a mountain of bureaucracy.
Manufacturers have been left with a mountain of unsold chocolate eggs.
The country suffers from a surplus of lawyers.
Avoid an excess of sugar in your diet.
There's a glut of agricultural products in Western Europe.
Rationing had put an end to a surfeit of biscuits long ago.
Dairy farmers produce an overabundance of milk, keeping prices down.
See move mountains
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If the mountain will not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must go to the mountain
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in the sense of abundance
a great amounta staggering abundance of food
in the sense of berg
a mountaina wind coming down off the berg
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