What is mountain?

  • (noun): A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill.
    Synonyms: mount
    See also — Additional definitions below

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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Some articles on mountain:

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 ... and slopes of Ski Apache, the Mescalero Apache Indian-owned 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 ...
Mountain - Geology - Mid-ocean Ridges
... spreading are often referred to as undersea mountain ranges due to their bathymetric prominence ...
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 supernatural ... in the history of the nation where the mountain is located ... grown a long beard, indicative of the long time he has slept beneath the mountain ...
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 ...
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 ... best selling models and was the best selling performance mountain bike in Britain for several years ...

More definitions of "mountain":

  • (adj): Relating to or located in mountains.
    Example: "Mountain people"

Famous quotes containing the word mountain:

    A mountain chain determines many things for the statesman and philosopher. The improvements of civilization rather creep along its sides than cross its summit. How often is it a barrier to prejudice and fanaticism!
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    The mountain sheep are sweeter,
    But the valley sheep are fatter;
    We therefore deemed it meeter
    To carry off the latter.
    Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866)

    In the vale of restless mind
    I sought in mountain and in mead,
    Trusting a true love for to find.
    Unknown. Quia Amore Langueo (l. 1–3)