a rounded mass projecting above a surface.
a raised mass of earth, stones, or other compacted material, sometimes created artificially for purposes of defense or burial.
a small hill.
∎ (a mound of/mounds of)
a large pile or quantity of something:
burying potential problems under mounds of cash.
(in full pitcher’s mound)
the elevated area from which the pitcher delivers the ball.
heap up into a rounded pile:
mound the pie filling slightly in the center.
enclose, bound, or fortify with an embankment:
hills that mound the sea.
take the mound Baseball
(of a pitcher) have a turn at pitching:
Morris will take the mound Tuesday.
a ball representing the earth, used as part of royal regalia, e.g., on top of a crown, typically of gold and surmounted by a cross.
, aground, around, astound, bound, compound, confound, dumbfound, expound, found, ground, hound, impound, interwound, mound, pound, profound, propound, redound, round, sound, stoneground, surround, theatre-in-the-round (US
theater-in-the-round), underground, wound
•spellbound • westbound • casebound
•eastbound • windbound • hidebound
•fogbound • stormbound
•northbound • housebound
•outbound • southbound • snowbound
•weatherbound • earthbound
•hellhound • greyhound • foxhound
•newshound • wolfhound
•bloodhound • background
•battleground • campground
•fairground • playground
•whip-round • foreground
•showground • merry-go-round
•runaround • turnaround • ultrasound
•unchaperoned • poind • untuned
† world XIII; orb intended to represent the globe XVI. — (O)F. monde
:- L. mundus
world (see MUNDANE
(dial.) hedge, fence; embankment XVI; artificial elevation of earth or stones, tumulus XVIII perh. f. the somewhat earlier mound
vb. enclose with a fence, of unkn. orig.