Mound
Mound Mound (mound), n. [F. monde the world, L. mundus. See {Mundane}.] 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 {globe}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mound — [maund] n 1.) a pile of earth or stones that looks like a small hill ▪ an ancient burial mound mound of ▪ a small mound of dirt 2.) a large pile of something mound of ▪ There s a mound of papers on my desk. ▪ The waiter appeared with a huge mound …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mound — Mound, LA U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 12 Housing Units (2000): 5 Land area (2000): 0.243460 sq. miles (0.630559 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.243460 sq. miles (0.630559 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • mound — [ maund; mund ] n. m. • 1875; mot angl. « tertre » ♦ Archéol. Monument de l Amérique précolombienne (bassin du Mississippi) constitué par un tertre artificiel. ⇒ tumulus. ⇒MOUND, subst. masc. ARCHÉOL. Tertre artificiel d Amérique du Nord… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • mound — mound1 [mound] n. [prob. < MDu mond, protection, akin to ON mund, hand: see MANUAL] 1. a heap or bank of earth, sand, etc. built over a grave, in a fortification, etc. 2. a natural elevation like this; small hill 3. any heap or pile 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • Mound — Mound, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mounded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mounding}.] To fortify or inclose with a mound. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mound — 〈[maʊnd] m. 6〉 Erdhügel im vorkolumbianischen Amerika, Tempel od. Grabhügel [engl.] * * * Mound [maʊnd], der; s, s [engl. mound, H. u.] (Völkerk.): vorgeschichtlicher indianischer Erdwall als Grabhügel, Verteidigungsanlage od. Kultstätte …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Mound — [maund] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. mound, Herkunft ungeklärt> vorgeschichtlicher Grabhügel, Verteidigungsanlage u. Kultstätte in Nordamerika …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • mound — [ maund ] noun count 1. ) a small hill, especially one that has been made by people a ) the small hill where the PITCHER stands to throw the ball in baseball 2. ) a pile of something such as earth or stones a ) an amount of something in a pile: a …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mound — ► NOUN 1) a raised mass of earth or other compacted material. 2) a small hill. 3) a heap or pile. ► VERB ▪ heap up into a mound. ORIGIN originally in the sense boundary hedge or fence : of obscure origin …   English terms dictionary

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