What does the word surmount mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Surmountable.

  • Part of speech: verb transitive

  • To overcome; conquer.

Usage examples for surmount

  1. It takes many years for a new and an uninstructed set to surmount all the little awkwardnesses, the dubious points of etiquette, that come up in every new shuffle of the social cards; but a modest and serene courtesy, a civility which is not servile, will be a good introduction into any society. – Manners and Social Usages by Mrs. John M. E. W. Sherwood
  2. He was opposite the door, and one foot was raised to surmount the first step, when there came a sound like the sharp tap of a drum. – Jack O' Judgment by Edgar Wallace
  3. I knew that some barrier was between us which I could not at present surmount. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
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