Word of the Day: Mount

/mount/

1. v. to climb up (stairs, a hill, or other rising surface); elevate
Courage is the ladder on which all the other virtues mount.” Clare Boothe Luce, 1903 – 1987

2. v. to increase in amount or extent
The pressure began to mount as I kept winning every time and people were anxious to see if I could be beaten.” Jahangir Khan, 1963 –

3. n. a backing or setting on which a work of art is set for display

4. n. a high hill
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, 1931 – 2015

example: The Rotary Club of Mount Vernon West recently presented dictionaries to 160 third grade students at the District Primary Center. Pictured are Rotarians Karen Pelker, president elect, Dick Keegan, secretary, Joe Wilks, past president and James Flagg, public relations chair.