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Mountaintop vs. Mountain — What's the Difference?

Mountaintop vs. Mountain — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Mountaintop and Mountain

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Mountaintop

The summit of a mountain.

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.

Mountaintop

The summit of a mountain.

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.

Mountaintop

Situated or occurring on the summit of a mountain.
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Mountain

A large heap
A mountain of laundry.

Mountain

A huge quantity
A mountain of trouble.

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.

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.

Mountain

(figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.

Mountain

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

Mountain

A woman's large breast.

Mountain

(cartomancy) The twenty-first Lenormand card.

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.

Mountain

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

Mountain

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

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.

Mountain

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

Mountain

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

Mountain

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

Mountain

Relating to or located in mountains;
Mountain people

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