To mount guard
Mount Mount, v. t. 1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit and deliver a sermon. [1913 Webster]

Shall we mount again the rural throne? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. To place one's self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that one sits upon; to bestride. [1913 Webster]

3. To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding; to furnish with horses. ``To mount the Trojan troop.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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.; as, to mount a picture or diploma in a frame [1913 Webster]

5. To raise aloft; to lift on high. [1913 Webster]

What power is it which mounts my love so high? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: A fort or ship is said to mount cannon, when it has them arranged for use in or about it. [1913 Webster]

{To mount guard} (Mil.), to go on guard; to march on guard; to do duty as a guard.

{To mount a play}, to prepare and arrange the scenery, furniture, etc., used in the play. [1913 Webster]


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  • To mount guard — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To mount a play — Mount Mount, v. t. 1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit and deliver a sermon. [1913 Webster] Shall we mount again the rural throne? Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To place one s self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mount guard — To go on guard • • • Main Entry: ↑guard mount guard see under ↑guard • • • Main Entry: ↑mount * * * keep watch, esp. for protection or to prevent escape …   Useful english dictionary

  • mount guard (over somebody) — mount/stand/keep ˈguard (over sb/sth) idiom to watch or protect sb/sth • Four soldiers stood guard over the coffin. Main entry: ↑guardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • mount guard (over something) — mount/stand/keep ˈguard (over sb/sth) idiom to watch or protect sb/sth • Four soldiers stood guard over the coffin. Main entry: ↑guardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • To mount on guard — Укреплять на фальчике …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Mount — Mount, v. t. 1. To get upon; to ascend; to climb; as, to mount the pulpit and deliver a sermon. [1913 Webster] Shall we mount again the rural throne? Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To place one s self on, as a horse or other animal, or anything that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard — Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or attack;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard boat — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guard cells — Guard Guard, n. [OF. guarde, F. garde; of German origin; cf. OHG. wart, warto, one who watches, warta a watching, Goth. wardja watchman. See {Guard}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. One who, or that which, guards from injury, danger, exposure, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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