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Mountain vs. Boulder — What's the Difference?

Mountain vs. Boulder — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mountain and Boulder

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Mountain

A mountain is an elevated portion of the Earth's crust, generally with steep sides that show significant exposed bedrock. A mountain differs from a plateau in having a limited summit area, and is larger than a hill, typically rising at least 300 metres (1000 feet) above the surrounding land.
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Boulder

In geology (Udden–Wentworth scale), a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than 256 millimetres (10.1 in) in diameter. Smaller pieces are called cobbles and pebbles.
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Mountain

Abbr. Mt. or Mtn. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
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Boulder

A large rounded mass of rock lying on the surface of the ground or embedded in the soil.
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Mountain

A large heap
A mountain of laundry.
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Boulder

A large mass of stone detached from the surrounding land.
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Mountain

A huge quantity
A mountain of trouble.
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Boulder

(geology) A particle greater than 256 mm in diameter, following the Wentworth scale
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Mountain

(countable) An elevation of land of considerable dimensions rising more or less abruptly, forming a conspicuous figure in the landscape, usually having a small extent of surface at its summit.
Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains.
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Boulder

A large marble, in children's games.
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Mountain

(countable) Something very large in size or quantity; a huge amount; a great heap.
He was a real mountain of a man, standing seven feet tall.
There's still a mountain of work to do.
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Boulder

(climbing) A session of bouldering; involvement in bouldering.
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Mountain

(figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.
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Boulder

To engage in bouldering.
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Mountain

Wine from Malaga made from grapes that grow on a mountain.
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Boulder

Same as Bowlder.
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Mountain

A woman's large breast.
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Boulder

A large smooth mass of rock detached from its place of origin
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Mountain

(cartomancy) The twenty-first Lenormand card.
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Boulder

A town in north central Colorado; Rocky Mountains resort center and university town
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Mountain

A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.
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Mountain

A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains.
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Mountain

A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity.
I should have been a mountain of mummy.
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Mountain

Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.
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Mountain

Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.
The high, the mountain majesty of worth.
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Mountain

A land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
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Mountain

A large number or amount;
Made lots of new friends
She amassed a mountain of newspapers
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Mountain

Relating to or located in mountains;
Mountain people
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