What is mound?

  • (noun): The position on a baseball team of the player who throws the ball for a batter to try to hit.
    Example: "They have a southpaw on the mound"
    Synonyms: pitcher
    See also — Additional definitions below


A mound is a general term for an artificial heaped pile of earth, gravel, sand, rocks, or debris. The most common use is in reference to natural earthen formation such as hills and mountains, particularly if they appear artificial. The term may also be applied to any rounded area of topographically higher elevation on any surface. Artificial mounds have been created for a variety of reasons throughout history, including ceremonial (platform mound), burial (tumulus), and commemorative purposes (e.g. Kościuszko Mound).

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Some articles on mound:

Scales Mound Historic District - Architecture
... Most of the residential architecture in Scales Mound is of traditional 19th-century forms I-house, gable-front, cottages or T and L shaped plans ... None of the houses in Scales Mound appear to be architect-designed and generally contain scaled down elements of Stick style, Eastlake and Queen Anne styles, often on the same house ... Concrete construction is prevalent among the homes and buildings in Scales Mound ...
Sellars Indian Mound
... Sellars Indian Mound is a Mississippian culture archaeological site located in Wilson County, Tennessee near Lebanon ... The platform mound was the site of a settlement from about 1000 to 1300 CE ...
Mound Laboratories
... Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio was an Atomic Energy Commission (later Department of Energy) facility for Nuclear weapon research during the Cold War ... Mound produced detonators, cable assemblies, timers, firing sets, and other equipment ... In 1954 Mound began working with Tritium ...
Mound, Texas
... Mound is an unincorporated community in Coryell County, Texas, United States ... Although Mound is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 76558 ... Mound was settled early in the 1850s, before most other communities in Coryell County it did not receive a railroad line until 1882 or a post office ...
... the Spanish word “alambique or still” and of zapoteco “Pityec” that would translate as mound, hence the name would mean “the still mound” Lambityeco is a small part of the larger site ... The two main structures at Lambityeco are Mound 190 and Mound 195 ... Mound 190 is an elite residence with the entrance flanked by two imposing Cocijo masks, the Zapotec rain god ...

More definitions of "mound":

  • (verb): Form into a rounded elevation.
    Example: "Mound earth"
  • (noun): (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands.
    Synonyms: hill, pitcher's mound
  • (noun): A collection of objects laid on top of each other.
    Synonyms: pile, heap, cumulus
  • (noun): Structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones.
    Synonyms: hill

Famous quotes containing the word mound:

    “... It is not the stones,
    But the child’s mound ...”
    “Don’t, don’t, don’t,
    don’t,” she cried.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    A mound of refuse or the sweepings of a street,
    Old kettles, old bottles, and a broken can,
    Old iron, old bones, old rags, that raving slut
    Who keeps the till. Now that my ladder’s gone,
    I must lie down where all the ladders start,
    In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Why should not our whole life and its scenery be actually thus fair and distinct? All our lives want a suitable background. They should at least, like the life of the anchorite, be as impressive to behold as objects in a desert, a broken shaft or crumbling mound against a limitless horizon.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)