What is another word for mound?

564 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ mˈa͡ʊnd], [ mˈa‍ʊnd], [ m_ˈaʊ_n_d]

The word "mound" refers to a heap or a pile of earth or other material. Different regions and cultures have their own variations of this term. In the American Southwest, Native Americans use the term "Tumulus" to describe these raised formations. In Britain, the word "barrow" is used for an artificial hill, often constructed over a burial. A "cairn" is a term used in Scotland to describe a pile of stones, while in Ireland, a "rath" refers to an archeological site that is often a mound surrounded by a moat. Other synonyms include "hillock", "knoll" and "bank", with subtle nuances in their meanings depending on the shape and purpose of the mound.

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  • Reverse Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      barrow.
  • Independent

    • Noun, singular or mass
      tomb.
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  • hypernyms for mound (as verbs)

What are the hyponyms for Mound?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the holonyms for Mound?

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What are the opposite words for mound?

The word "mound" is an elevated form of land or earth, and its antonyms are words that describe a depression or a low-lying area. Some antonyms for "mound" are hollow, valley, dale, basin, pit, ditch, gully, trench, ravine, and canyon. These words indicate a low-lying space in the ground, opposite to a mound. They can be used to describe geological features, such as mountains, hills, cliffs, and ridges. They can also be applied to man-made structures and locations, such as parks, gardens, and construction sites. The antonyms of "mound" are useful in providing a contrast and a variety of descriptions in writing, painting, and other forms of creative expression.

Usage examples for Mound

If you come to Elsinore the guide will show you what is called Hamlet's grave, located in a small grove of trees, where some cunning hands long ago erected a rude mound of stones.
"Due North or Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia"
Maturin M. Ballou
'I will put them on the neglected mound in the lower hall, for no one else will do it.
"The Mystery of the Locks"
Edgar Watson Howe
Soon he had reached the little green mound that lay below the Giant's Finger.
"Fortitude"
Hugh Walpole

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