|n.||1.||A mass of earth, or earth and rock, rising considerably above the common surface of the surrounding land; a mountain; a high hill; - used always instead of mountain, when put before a proper name; |
|2.||A bulwark for offense or defense; a mound.|
|3.||A bank; a fund.|
|4.||(Palmistry) Any one of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand which are taken as significant of the influence of "planets," and called the mounts of Jupiter, Mars, Mercury, the Moon, Saturn, the Sun or Apollo, and Venus.|
|v. i.||1.||To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; - often with up.|
|2.||To get up on anything, as a platform or scaffold; especially, to seat one's self on a horse for riding.|
|3.||To attain in value; to amount.|
|v. t.||1.||To get upon; to ascend; to climb; |
|2.||To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride.|
|3.||To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses.|
|4.||Hence: To put upon anything that sustains and fits for use, as a gun on a carriage, a map or picture on cloth or paper; to prepare for being worn or otherwise used, as a diamond by setting, or a sword blade by adding the hilt, scabbard, etc.; |
|5.||To raise aloft; to lift on high.|
|n.||1.||That upon which a person or thing is mounted|
|2.||The cardboard or cloth on which a drawing, photograph, or the like is mounted; a mounting.|
|Noun||1.||mount - a lightweight horse kept for riding only|
|2.||mount - the act of climbing something; "it was a difficult climb to the top"|
|3.||mount - a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill|
|4.||mount - mounting consisting of a piece of metal (as in a ring or other jewelry) that holds a gem in place; "the diamond was in a plain gold mount"|
|5.||mount - something forming a back that is added for strengthening|
|Verb||1.||mount - attach to a support; "They mounted the aerator on a floating"|
|2.||mount - go up or advance; "Sales were climbing after prices were lowered"|
|3.||mount - fix onto a backing, setting, or support; "mount slides for macroscopic analysis"|
|4.||mount - put up or launch; "mount a campaign against pronography"|
|5.||mount - get on the back of; "mount a horse"|
|6.||mount - go upward with gradual or continuous progress; "Did you ever climb up the hill behind your house?"|
|7.||mount - prepare and supply with the necessary equipment for execution or performance; "mount a theater production"; "mount an attack"; "mount a play"|
Synonyms: put on
|8.||mount - copulate with; "The bull was riding the cow"|
|(file system)||mount - To make a file system available for access.|
Unix does this by associating the file system with a directory (the "mount point") within a currently mounted file system. The "root" file system is mounted on the root directory, "/" early in the boot sequence. "mount" is also the Unix command to do this, "unmount" breaks the association.
E.g., "mount attaches a named file system to the file system hierarchy at the pathname location directory [...]" -- Unix manual page mount(8).
File systems are usually mounted either at boot time under control of /etc/rc (or one of its subfiles) or on demand by an automounter daemon.
Other operating systems such as VMS and DOS mount file systems as separate directory hierarchies without any common ancestor or root directory.
Apparently derived from the physical sense of "mount" meaning "attach", as in "head-mounted display", or "set up", as in "always mount a scratch monkey, etc."
Unix manual page: mount(8).