mountain - definition and synonyms

 
 
 
noun [countable] 

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/ˈmaʊntɪn/
singularmountain
pluralmountains
  1. 1
    a natural structure like a very big hill that is much higher than the usual level of land around it

    They went walking and climbing in the mountains.

    There was still snow on the mountain tops.

  2. 2
    a large pile or amount of something
    mountain of:

    He was buried under a mountain of paperwork.

    1. a.
      a large amount of extra food that exists because too much has been produced

      the European butter mountain