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mound

mound

 
 
pronunciation:
maUnd
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a raised pile; heap.
a mound of potatoesa mound of dirt
synonyms:
heap, pile
similar words:
bank, drift, stack
definition 2: a small natural hill.
synonyms:
hillock, knoll
similar words:
bank, drumlin, dune, hill, hummock, knob, swell
definition 3: a raised area, as over the site of buried objects.
a burial mound
synonyms:
barrow
definition 4: in baseball, a slightly raised hard-packed hill of dirt from which the pitcher throws.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: mounded, mounding, mounds
definition 1: to form into a pile or heap.
They mounded their belongings at the entrance.
synonyms:
bank, heap, pile
similar words:
stack
definition 2: to provide with a mound or mounds, as for defense or concealment.
synonyms:
bank, bulwark, embank, rampart
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