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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Mountain - Geology - Mid-ocean Ridges
... The mid-ocean ridges formed during sea-floor spreading are often referred to as undersea mountain ranges due to their bathymetric prominence ...
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 ... and was the best selling performance mountain bike in Britain for several years ...
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 ... 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 ...
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 ... military consequence in the history of the nation where the mountain is located ... hero has 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 ...

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:

    The most stupendous scenery ceases to be sublime when it becomes distinct, or in other words limited, and the imagination is no longer encouraged to exaggerate it. The actual height and breadth of a mountain or a waterfall are always ridiculously small; they are the imagined only that content us.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    A few hours’ mountain climbing turns a rogue and a saint into two roughly equal creatures. Weariness is the shortest path to equality and fraternity—and liberty is finally added by sleep.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    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)