bestride vs mount what difference

what is difference between bestride and mount

English

Etymology

From Middle English bestriden, from Old English bestrīdan; equivalent to be- +‎ stride. Compare Dutch bestrijden, German bestreiten.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /bəˈstɹaɪd/
    • (Midland American English) IPA(key): [bɪˈstɹaɪd]
  • Rhymes: -aɪd

Verb

bestride (third-person singular simple present bestrides, present participle bestriding, simple past bestrode, past participle bestrode or bestridden or bestrid)

  1. (transitive) To be astride something, to stand over or sit on with legs on either side, especially to sit on a horse.
    • 1816, William Wordsworth, “Composed in Recollection of the Expedition of the French into Russia, February 1816” lines 27-31, [1]
      But fleeter far the pinions of the Wind, / Which from Siberian caves the monarch freed, / And sent him forth, with squadrons of his kind, / And bade the Snow their ample backs bestride, / And to the battle ride.
    • 1885, Richard Burton (translator), The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, published by private subscription, Vol. I, p. 172, [2]
      He threw in my way a piece of timber which I bestrided, and the waves tossed me to and fro till they cast me upon an island coast []
    • 1967, Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Manor, translated by Joseph Singer and Elaine Gottlieb, New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Chapter 2, part II, p. 29,
      [] she would take the betrothal document from her father’s chest of drawers and pore over the signature: Ezriel Babad. [] His signature seemed to bestride her own.
    • 1998, Christopher Reich, Numbered Account, New York: Delacorte, [3]
      He made out a stubby automobile bestriding the narrow road.
  2. (transitive) To stride over, or across.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To dominate.
    • 1949, George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Chapter 6, [4]
      He looked up again at the portrait of Big Brother. The colossus that bestrode the world!
    • 1962, Ezekiel Mphahlele, The African Image, New York: Frederick A. Praeger, Chapter 5, p. 86, [5]
      You see, Jim Crow does it differently in Africa. His is a slow but tight and deadly squeeze. [] He bestrides this continent from Algiers to Cape Town, and the guns around his belt face east, west, south and north.
    • 1990, Anthony Paul, “Dutch Literature and the Translation Barrier” in Bart Westerweel and Theo D’haen (eds.), Something Understood: Studies in Anglo-Dutch Literary Translation, Amsterdam: Rodopi, p. 65, [6]
      Over the past two hundred years the English language has risen, seemingly irresistably, to its present position of world-bestriding supremacy.

Translations

References

  • “bestride”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.

Anagrams

  • bedrites, bistered, breedist, debrites, redebits

Norwegian Bokmål

Alternative forms

  • bestri

Etymology

From Middle Low German bestriden

Verb

bestride (imperative bestrid, present tense bestrider, simple past bestred or bestrei or bestridde, past participle bestridd or bestridt, present participle bestridende)

  1. to contest or dispute (something)

Derived terms

  • ubestridt

References

  • “bestride” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maʊnt/
  • Rhymes: -aʊnt

Etymology 1

From Middle English mount, munt, from Old English munt, from Latin mons (a hill, mountain), from a root seen also in ēmineō (I project, I protrude) (English eminent). Doublet of mons.

Noun

mount (plural mounts)

  1. A hill or mountain.
  2. (palmistry) Any of seven fleshy prominences in the palm of the hand, taken to represent the influences of various heavenly bodies.
    the mount of Jupiter
  3. (obsolete) A bulwark for offence or defence; a mound.
  4. (obsolete) A bank; a fund.
  5. (heraldry) A green hillock in the base of a shield.
Usage notes

As with the names of rivers and lakes, the names of mountains are typically formed by adding the word before or after the unique term. Mount is used in situations where the word precedes the unique term: Mount Everest, Mount Rushmore, Mount Tai. Except in the misunderstood translation of foreign names (as with China’s Mount Hua), the terms used with mount will therefore usually be nouns: Mount Olympus but Rugged Mountain and Crowfoot Mountain. It thus corresponds to the earlier the mount or mountain of ~.

Mount is no longer used as a generic synonym for mountain except in poetry and other literary contexts. An example is the fossilized form within the phrase Sermon on the Mount.

Synonyms
  • (palmistry): mons (obsolete)
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English mounten, from Anglo-Norman mounter, from Old French monter, from Medieval Latin montare (to mount; literally, go up hill), from Latin mons (a hill, mountain); compare French monter.

Noun

mount (plural mounts)

  1. An animal, usually a horse, used to ride on, unlike a draught horse
    The rider climbed onto his mount.
  2. A mounting; an object on which another object is mounted.
    The post is the mount on which the mailbox is installed.
  3. (obsolete) A rider in a cavalry unit or division.
    The General said he has 2,000 mounts.
  4. A step or block to assist in mounting a horse.
  5. A signal for mounting a horse.
Translations

Verb

mount (third-person singular simple present mounts, present participle mounting, simple past and past participle mounted)

  1. (transitive) To get upon; to ascend; to climb.
    • Or shall we mount again the Rural Throne, / And rule the Country Kingdoms, once our own?
  2. (transitive) To place oneself on (a horse, a bicycle, etc.); to bestride.
  3. (transitive) To cause to mount; to put on horseback; to furnish with animals for riding.
    • to mount the Trojan troop
  4. (obsolete, transitive) To cause (something) to rise or ascend; to drive up; to raise; to elevate; to lift up.
  5. (obsolete, intransitive) To rise on high; to go up; to be upraised or uplifted; to tower aloft; to ascend; often with up.
    • 1656, Abraham Cowley, Davideis
      The fire of trees and houses mounts on high.
  6. (transitive) To attach (an object) to a support, backing, framework etc.
    • “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
  7. (transitive, computing) To attach (a drive or device) to the file system in order to make it available to the operating system.
    • 1998, Lincoln D. Stein, Web Security: A Step-by-step Reference Guide (page 377)
      Burn the contents of the staging area onto a writable CD-ROM, carry it over to the Web server, and mount it.
  8. (intransitive, sometimes with up) To increase in quantity or intensity.
  9. (obsolete) To attain in value; to amount (to).
  10. (transitive) To get on top of (an animal) to mate.
  11. (transitive) To have sexual intercourse with someone.
  12. (transitive) To begin (a campaign, military assault, etc.); to launch.
  13. (transitive, archaic) To deploy (cannon) for use.
  14. (transitive) To prepare and arrange the scenery, furniture, etc. for use in (a play or production).
  15. (cooking) To incorporate fat, especially butter, into (a dish, especially a sauce to finish it).
    Mount the sauce with one tablespoon of butter.
Synonyms
  • (to have sexual intercourse with someone): coitize, go to bed with, sleep with; see also Thesaurus:copulate with
Antonyms
  • dismount
  • demount
  • unmount
Translations

Related terms

  • amount
  • mountain
  • paramount
  • surmount

Further reading

  • mount in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • mount in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • mount at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • muton, notum

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • munt, mont, mounte, mownt

Etymology

From Old English munt and Anglo-Norman mount, both from Latin mōns.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /muːnt/, /munt/

Noun

mount (plural mountes or mouns)

  1. A mountain; a mount or peak, especially the Alps.

Related terms

  • mountant
  • mounten
  • mountayne
  • mountuous
  • mounture

Descendants

  • English: mount
  • Scots: munt

References

  • “mǒunt, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-08-08.

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