What is mountain?

Mountain

A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth by over 10,000 feet (3,000 m). Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

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King In The Mountain - General Features
... King in the mountain stories involve legendary heroes, often accompanied by armed retainers, sleeping in remote dwellings, including caves on high mountaintops, remote islands, or ... a historical figure of some military consequence in the history of the nation where the mountain is located ... the hero has grown a long beard, indicative of the long time he has slept beneath the mountain ...
Orange Mountain Bikes
... Orange Mountain Bikes Limited is a bicycle manufacturer, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire in the UK ... Orange produce a wide range of mountain bikes, ranging from the full-suspension downhill 224 to the steel hardtail P7 ... is one of Orange's best selling models and was the best selling performance mountain bike in Britain for several years ...
King In The Mountain
... A king in the mountain, king under the mountain or sleeping hero is a prominent motif in folklore and mythology that is found in many folktales and legends ...
Mountain - Geology - Mid-ocean Ridges
... sea-floor spreading are often referred to as undersea mountain ranges due to their bathymetric prominence ...
Ruidoso, New Mexico
... A mountain resort town, Ruidoso lies in the rugged Sierra Blanca mountain range of southcentral New Mexico, where it merges with the Sacramento Mountains to the south ... ski resort on the 12,000-foot (3,700 m) mountain Sierra Blanca ... The tribe also operates the Inn of the Mountain Gods resort in the area, which includes a casino, hotel, and golf course ...

More definitions of "mountain":

  • (noun): A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.
    Synonyms: mount
  • (adj): Relating to or located in mountains.
    Example: "Mountain people"

Famous quotes containing the word mountain:

    We are wearied of our huts
    And the smoky smell of our garments.
    We are sick with desire of the sun
    And the grass on the mountains.
    —Unknown. The Grass on the Mountain (l. 11–14)

    Bald as the bare mountain tops are bald, with a baldness full of grandeur.
    Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)

    The Xanthus or Scamander is not a mere dry channel and bed of a mountain torrent, but fed by the ever-flowing springs of fame ... and I trust that I may be allowed to associate our muddy but much abused Concord River with the most famous in history.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)