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mound

noun

1 mound

baseball The slight elevation on which the pitcher stands.

synonyms: hill, pitcher's mound.

Roget 717: defense, protection, guard, ward; shielding etc. v.; propugnation, preservation etc. 670; guardianship.    area defense; ... show more



2 mound

A small natural hill.

synonyms: hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll.

Roget 206: height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness etc. adj.; sublimity.    tallness etc. adj.; stature, ... show more

Dutch: heuveltje, terp, wierde

3 mound

A collection of objects laid on top of each other.

synonyms: agglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, pile.

Roget 192: size, magnitude, dimension, bulk, volume; largeness etc. adj.; greatness etc. (of quantity) 31; expanse etc. ... show more

Dutch: cumulatie, cumulus, pool
Polish: kopiec, kupa, sterta, stos

4 mound

Structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones:
— They built small mounds to hide behind.

synonym: hill.

Dutch: terp
Polish: kopiec, pagórek

5 mound

The position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit:
— They have a southpaw on the mound.

synonym: pitcher.

Dutch: werper

verb

1 mound

Form into a rounded elevation.


Moby thesaurus: abatis, advanced work, anthill, arch, arch dam, backstop, balistraria, bamboo curtain, bank, bank up, banquette, bar, barbed-wire entanglement, barbican, barrage, barricade, barrier, barrow, bartizan, bastion ... show more.

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