mountain

noun
1 very high hill
ADJECTIVE
big, great, high, large, tall, towering
1 000 m, 3 000-foot, etc.
small
steep
low
beautiful, fine, majestic, mighty, spectacular
surrounding

The surrounding mountains make the city difficult to evacuate.

distant
remote
volcanic
craggy, jagged, rocky, rugged
snow-capped, snow-covered, snowy
holy, sacred

the holy mountain of the Lapp community

… OF MOUNTAINS
chain, range

a chain/range of mountains

VERB + MOUNTAIN
ascend, climb, come up, go up, scale
come down, descend, go down, walk down
walk in

We enjoy walking in the mountains.

cross
overlook

a large window overlooking the mountains

MOUNTAIN + VERB
rise, soar, tower

The mountains here rise to well over 2 000 m.

loom

Mountains loom in the distance.

surround sth

Towering mountains surrounded the town.

overlook sth
MOUNTAIN + NOUN
chain, range
area, country, environment, region, terrain

Between the two towns was 50 miles of mountain country.

pass, path, road, route, track, trail
landscape, scenery
view, vista
face, peak, ridge, side, slope, top, valley, wall
cave
glacier
lake, stream
air

Many people come simply to enjoy the fresh mountain air.

meadow, pasture
forest
town, village
fastness (literary), fortress, stronghold
cabin, hut, lodge, resort, retreat
man (AmE)
folk, people
climbing, walking (BrE)
walk (BrE)
climber
guide
rescue

a mountain-rescue team

bike
biker
biking
sickness
goat, gorilla, hare, lion (= puma) (AmE), etc.
PREPOSITION
across the mountain, over the mountain, through the mountain

a pass through the mountains

down a/the mountain, up a/the mountain

She arranged to meet the others halfway up the mountain.

in the mountains

This type of goat lives high up in the mountains.

PHRASES
the flank of a mountain, the side of a mountain, the slope of a mountain
the bottom of a mountain, the foot of a mountain, the top of a mountain
2 large amount/number of sth
ADJECTIVE
great, massive
debt (esp. BrE)
paper (esp. BrE)
butter, sugar, etc. (BrE)

They revealed a solution to reduce Europe's butter mountain.

VERB + MOUNTAIN
generate
reduce (esp. BrE)
face

The school was facing a mountain of debt.

PHRASES
a mountain of paper, a mountain of paperwork

The investigation generated a mountain of paperwork.


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