- IPA: /maʊnd/
mound (plural mounds)
- An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense
- Synonyms: bulwark, rampart
- A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
- (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
- 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.
- (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
- (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
- (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
- (obsolete) A helmet.
- (obsolete) Might; size.
- French: butte, monticule
- German: Erdhügel, Erdwall
- Italian: terrapieno, tumulo, cumulo, monticello, tumulo, motta, montarozzo
- Portuguese: pilha, monte, cômoro
- Russian: на́сыпь
- Spanish: túmulo, montículo
- French: tertre
- German: Hügel
- Italian: collinetta, poggio, monticello, tumulo, motta
- Portuguese: monte
- Russian: курга́н
- Spanish: montículo
- Russian: держава
- Spanish: orbe
mound (mounds, present participle mounding; past and past participle mounded)
- (transitive) To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
- (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.
- (fortify with a mound) bank, bank up, bulwark, rampart
- (pile into mounds) heap up, pile; see also Thesaurus:pile up
- French: butter