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English noun: mound

1. mound (artifact) (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

Synonymshill, pitcher's mound

Broader (hypernym)baseball equipment

Part meronymbaseball diamond, diamond, infield

Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

2. mound (object) a small natural hill

Synonymshammock, hillock, hummock, knoll

Broader (hypernym)hill

Narrower (hyponym)anthill, formicary, kopje, koppie, molehill

3. mound (group) a collection of objects laid on top of each other

Synonymsagglomerate, cumulation, cumulus, heap, pile

Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

Narrower (hyponym)compost heap, compost pile, dunghill, funeral pyre, midden, muckheap, muckhill, pyre, scrapheap, shock, slagheap, stack, stockpile, woodpile

4. mound (artifact) structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones

SamplesThey built small mounds to hide behind.


Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)barbette, barrow, burial mound, embankment, grave mound, snow bank, snowbank, tumulus

5. mound (act) the position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit

SamplesHe has played every position except pitcher.
They have a southpaw on the mound.


Broader (hypernym)position

Member meronymbaseball team

English verb: mound

1. mound (creation) form into a rounded elevation

SamplesMound earth.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

Narrower (hyponym)mound over

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