Results for: mountain
1. (Earth Sciences / Physical Geography)
a. a natural upward projection of the earths surface, higher and steeper than a hill and often having a rocky summit
b. (as modifier) mountain people mountain scenery
c. (in combination) a mountaintop
2. a huge heap or mass a mountain of papers
3. anything of great quantity or size
4. (Business / Commerce) a surplus of a commodity, esp in the European Union the butter mountain
a mountain to climb Brit informal a serious or considerable difficulty or obstruction to overcome
make a mountain out of a molehill See molehill 
[from Old French montaigne, from Vulgar Latin montānea (unattested) mountainous, from Latin montānus, from mons mountain]
(Historical Terms) the. an extremist faction during the French Revolution led by Danton and Robespierre
[so called because its members sat in the highest row of seats at the National Convention Hall in 1793]
mountain /mantn/ n. 1 a tall formation of land and rock higher than a hill: The mountains south of San Francisco make a pretty picture. 2 fig. a large amount: There is a mountain of dishes to wash. 3 infrml. to make a mountain out of a molehill: to become angry over a small issue: She made a mountain out of a molehill about getting a B on her paper instead of an A . -adj. mountainous.
Thesaurus: mountain 1 a peak, high hill | range 2 a pile, mound.