Definition of Surmounted

1. Adjective. Having something on top. "Columns surmounted by statues"

Participles: Surmount



Definition of Surmounted

1. a. Having its vertical height greater than the half span; -- said of an arch.

Definition of Surmounted

1. Verb. (past of surmount) ¹

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Definition of Surmounted

1. surmount [v] - See also: surmount

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Surmounted

surloins
surly
surmark
surmarks
surmisable
surmisal
surmisals
surmise
surmised
surmiser
surmisers
surmises
surmising
surmount
surmountable
surmounted (current term)
surmounter
surmounters
surmounting
surmounts
surmullet
surmullets
surname
surnamed
surnameless
surnamer
surnamers
surnames
surnaming
surnay

Literary usage of Surmounted

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1. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"It is surmounted with a statut) of Liberty standing ... which surmounted this column, was hurled to the ground by the Communists, but in 1874 a statue of ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"1 J tube" m surmounted by a second layer which is either shrunk on Hj. 55 ¡s ... In this the barrel is surmounted over the breech end with two layers of ..."

3. A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities by William Smith (1859)
"r<S* *$$** columns : the height of the dome was ,g5^Jt^"^Bi'i''m''li''imeter of the whole building: .§§^*^9tl^f''ire °f tne dome was surmounted by a .S»». ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1831)
"... they refused to capitulate ; every obstacle was surmounted by their patience, courage, and military skill; and the memorable retreat of the ten thousand ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In the lateral sections (the towers) the windows are enclosed by stone balustrades, and the top is surmounted by balconies of stone surrounded by ..."

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