Surmount Sur*mount", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Surmounted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Surmounting}.] [OE. sourmounten, OF. surmonter, sormonter, F. surmonter; sur over + monter to mount. See {Sur-}, and {Mount}, v. i.] 1. To rise above; to be higher than; to overtop. [1913 Webster]

The mountains of Olympus, Athos, and Atlas, overreach and surmount all winds and clouds. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

2. To conquer; to overcome; as, to surmount difficulties or obstacles. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To surpass; to exceed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

What surmounts the reach Of human sense I shall delineate. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To conquer; overcome; vanquish; subdue; surpass; exceed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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