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Definition of 'mountain'

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China's economy is precariously balanced on a mountain of debt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He and his entourage have been seen picking strawberries, visiting a pumpkin farm and touring the region on mountain bikes. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The mountains are very high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is part of a bid to become the first person to climb each continent's highest mountain and cross both polar ice caps. The Sun (2017)BRITAIN has a new mountain after a hill was found to be 2cm taller than previously thought. The Sun (2016)I'd do it the next time he went off to climb a mountain. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their much rarer cousins, the mountain gorillas, have actually increased in number. Times, Sunday Times (2016)No European had seen a mountain gorilla till the 20th century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The only problem was my mountain bike. Ben Nimmo IN FORKBEARD'S WAKE: Coasting Round Scandinavia (2003)They are an essential part of mountain rescue. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was hoped they may be alive but cut off in remote mountain areas. The Sun (2015)The only snow in sight was capping rocky mountains far in the distance. The Sun (2016)But temperatures have also been unusually high on some mountain peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The deities are often thought of as inhabiting farms on sacred hills or celestial mountains. Crowley, Vivianne Phoenix From the Flame (1994)The mountains of the earth are still standing. Times, Sunday Times (2016)When had we last climbed a mountain together? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The company is buckling under a mountain of debt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The valley was flanked by steep mountains. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But it means the mountain will be able to join the ranks of the serious peaks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But if governments do not act to save mountain gorillas there is little hope that they will act at all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The next day the riders faced a mountain stage that would rank alongside the most gruelling of any road race. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The exhilaration of a mountain summit or the thrill of abseiling into a gorge are experiences that will stay with them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Mountain rescue remains on high alert. The Sun (2015)Only a few years ago we had butter and meat mountains in Europe. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But once the winds had passed over the mountains, their rain was diminished. Times, Sunday Times (2007)One encampment contains nearly 600 refugees from three mountain villages. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He wanted to know why the butter mountain could not be sent to Africa. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Row across the lake in the dinghy, or use the mountain bikes to explore. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

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Synonyms of 'mountain'

peak, mount, height, ben
heap, mass, masses, pile

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Translations for 'mountain'

British English: mountain /ˈmaʊntɪn/ NOUN
A mountain is a very high area of land with steep sides.
It is the highest mountain in the region.
  • American English: mountain
  • Arabic: جَبَلٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: montanha
  • Chinese:
  • Croatian: planina
  • Czech: hora
  • Danish: bjerg
  • Dutch: berg
  • European Spanish: montaña
  • Finnish: vuori
  • French: montagne
  • German: Berg
  • Greek: βουνό
  • Italian: montagna
  • Japanese:
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: fjell
  • Polish: góra
  • European Portuguese: montanha
  • Romanian: munte
  • Russian: гора
  • Spanish: montaña
  • Swedish: berg
  • Thai: ภูเขา
  • Turkish: dağ
  • Ukrainian: гора
  • Vietnamese: núi

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