mont-, mount-

(Latin: mountain, hill)

1. The total of two or more quantities; the aggregate.
2. A number; a sum.
3. A principal plus its interest, as in a loan.
4. The full effect or meaning; the import.
5. Quantity: a great amount of intelligence.
6. To add up in number or quantity: "The purchases amounted to a lot of money."
7. To add up in importance or effect: "That plan will never amount to anything.
8. To be equivalent or tantamount: "Such accusations will amount to an indictment in court."
9. Etymology: from about 1250, "to go up, rise," from Old French amonter, from à mont, "upward"; literally, "to the hill" or "mountain", from Latin ad-, "to" plus montem of "mountain". The meaning of "to rise in number" or "quality" (so as to reach) is from about 1300.
1. A wild animal of the cat family; especially, the cougar or the lynx.
2. A mountain lion or "cat of the mountain".
demountable (adjective), more demountable, most demountable
1. Referring to the removal of something from the setting or place of support: Jack took the demountable gun from its location above the mantel in order to clean it.
2. Capable of being taken apart or disassembled: The watchmaker scrutinized the demountable parts of the timepiece before beginning to repair it.
3. The capacity of being taken apart and and readily reassembled or repositioned again: Mark had to remove the different demountable parts of his bike to clean them before he could ride it again.
1. To get off or down, as from a horse.
2. To get out of a vehicle.
3. To remove from a support, setting, or mounting.
4. To unseat or throw off, as from a horse.
5. To disassemble (a mechanism, for example).
6. The act or manner of dismounting, especially from a horse.
7. A move in gymnastics whereby the gymnast gets off an apparatus or completes a floor exercise, typically landing on both feet.
8. Etymology: Probably an alteration of obsolete French desmonter, "to unseat" des-, dis- plus monter, "to mount"; from Latin mons, mont-, "mountain".
dismountable (adjective) (not comparable)
Capable of being taken apart: Jack was interested in old clocks and the one he received from his grandfather was a dismountable one which he disassembled and cleaned.

The tires of the trailer were dismountable and so Tom took them off and replaced them with winter tires.

insurmountable (in" sur MOUN tuh b'l) (adjective), more insurmountable, most insurmountable
1. Regarding something which cannot be passed over, overcome, or conquered: An insurmountable obstacle and an insurmountable task are both insuperable and invincible.
2. Impossible to master; insuperable; unachievable: Sam had insurmountable difficulties getting back into his house, so he had to call a locksmith.
insurmountably (adverb), more insurmountably, most insurmountably
1. Descriptive of how something is incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome: Because of many insurmountably demanding problems concerning the upcoming senior prom, the staff decided to postpone it until a later date.
2. Concerning how some physical obstacle is too great to be overcome: The hike to the peak of the very high mountain seemed to be insurmountably difficult and exhausting for Jenny who hadn't had much experience in mountain climbing.
1. Any bushy-tailed, stocky rodent of the genus Marmota; such as, the woodchuck.
2. Any of certain related animals; such as, the prairie dogs.
3. Etymology: Italian marmotta, marmotto; probably French and Latin, mus montanus, or mus montis; literallyi, "mountain mouse" or "mountain rat".
misotramontanism (s) (noun), misotramontanisms (pl)
A hater of anything foreign or of an unknown place: Someone who has a misotramontanism can be repulsed by what is beyond his or her knowledge or experience.
misotramontanist (s) (noun), misotramontanists (pl)
Someone who is negative about anything that is strange or not known: The term misotramontanist literally means, "one who hates what is beyond the mountains".
1. A picture or other work of art composed by assembling, overlaying, and overlapping many different materials or pieces collected from different sources; such as, photographs, magazines, and other pictures.
2. The artistic technique of creating a montage.
3. A motion-picture sequence consisting of a series of dissolves, superimpositions, or cuts used to condense time or to suggest memories or hallucinations.
4. A style of moviemaking that makes extensive use of cuts, camera movements, and changes of camera position, particularly to set up new meanings not conveyed by the filmed action itself.
5. From early 20th century French monter "to mount".
Montani semper liberi.
Mountaineers are always free.

Motto of the State of West Virginia, USA.

monticole (verb), monticoles; monticoled; monticoling
Staying in mountainous habitats.
mound (verb), mounds; mounded; mounding
1. To heap into a raised mass of earth, gravel, rocks, and sand that is piled up for protection or for hiding something.
2. To make a large heap of earth or stones to mark a burial site in archaeological times.
3. In the game of baseball, making a slightly elevated pitcher's area in the center of the diamond.
1. Abbreviated as Mt.; a mountain or hill. Used especially as part of a proper name.
2. Any of the seven fleshy cushions around the edges of the palm of the hand in palmistry.
3. To go up; climb; ascend; such as, to mount the stairs.
2. To get up on (a platform, a horse, etc.).
3. To set or place at an elevation; that is, to mount a house on stilts.
4. To furnish with a horse or other animal for riding.
5. To prepare and to launch, as a military attack or a military campaign.
6. To attach to or to fix on or in a support, backing, setting, etc.: to mount a photograph; to mount a diamond in a ring.
7. To prepare (an animal body or skeleton) as a specimen.
8. To prepare (a sample) for examination by a microscope, as by placing it on a slide.
9. Etymology: When "mount" is a verb; from the 13th century, from Old French monter, "to go up, to ascend, to climb, to mount"; from Vulgar Latin montare, from Latin mons (genitive montis) "mountain". Meaning "to set" or "to place in position" first recorded 1539. The sense of "to get up on (a horse, etc.) to ride" is from 1509. The colloquial noun meaning "a horse for riding" was first recorded 1856.
10. Etymology: When "mount" is used as a noun; "hill, mountain", from Anglo-French mount, from Old French mont, "mountain"; also, partly from Old English munt, "mountain"; both the Old English and the Old French came from Latin montem, "mountain".

Pointing to mountain words. More "mountain" words at this oro-, oreo- unit.