mound
Pronunciation Noun

mound (plural mounds)

  1. An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense
    Synonyms: bulwark, rampart
  2. A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  3. (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  4. A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  5. (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  6. (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  7. (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  8. (obsolete) A helmet.
  9. (obsolete) Might; size.
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  • Russian: держава
  • Spanish: orbe
Verb

mound (mounds, present participle mounding; past and past participle mounded)

  1. (transitive) To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  2. (transitive) To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
    He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.
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