Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mound"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mound \Mound\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mounded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To fortify or inclose with a mound.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mound \Mound\ (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See
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; -- called also

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mound \Mound\, n. [OE. mound, mund, protection, AS. mund
protection, hand; akin to OHG. munt, Icel. mund hand, and
prob. to L. manus. See {Manual}.]
An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an
embarkment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart; also,
a natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a
regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.

To thrid the thickets or to leap the mounds. --Dryden.

{Mound bird}. (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Mound maker} (below).

{Mound builders} (Ethnol.), the tribe, or tribes, of North
American aborigines who built, in former times, extensive
mounds of earth, esp. in the valleys of the Mississippi
and Ohio Rivers. Formerly they were supposed to have
preceded the Indians, but later investigations go to show
that they were, in general, identical with the tribes that
occupied the country when discovered by Europeans.

{Mound maker} (Zo["o]l.), any one of the megapodes.

{Shell mound}, a mound of refuse shells, collected by
aborigines who subsisted largely on shellfish. See
{Midden}, and {Kitchen middens}.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher
stands [syn: {hill}, {pitcher's mound}]
2: a small natural hill [syn: {knoll}, {hillock}, {hummock}, {hammock}]
3: a collection of objects laid on top of each other [syn: {pile},
{heap}, {cumulus}]
4: structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually
of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide
behind" [syn: {hill}]
5: the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the
ball for a batter to try to hit; "he has played every
position except pitcher"; "they have a southpaw on the
mound" [syn: {pitcher}]
v : form into a mound, as of earth

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