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From Anglo-Norman remunter, Middle French remonter, later also reinforced by re- +‎ mount.



remount (third-person singular simple present remounts, present participle remounting, simple past and past participle remounted)

  1. (intransitive) To go up again; to rise another time. [from 15th c.]
    • 1897, Henry James, What Maisie Knew:
      They remounted together to their sitting-room while Sir Claude, who said he would join them later, remained below to smoke and to converse with the old acquaintances that he met wherever he turned.
  2. (transitive) To help (someone) back on a horse. [from 15th c.]
  3. (intransitive) To get back on a horse, bicycle etc. [from 15th c.]
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.4:
      And, as it fell, his steed he ready found; / On whom remounting fiercely forth he rode []
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 31:
      We remounted and took up the same hard tempo.
  4. (transitive) To get back on (an animal, vehicle) again. [from 16th c.]
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 378:
      Still agitated, she watched resentfully as two traffic policemen remounted their motorcycles.
  5. (transitive) To ascend (something) again. [from 17th c.]
  6. (transitive) To fix (something) back into position. [from 17th c.]
  7. (transitive, computing) To mount (a drive or volume) again.


remount (plural remounts)

  1. The opportunity of, or things necessary for, remounting; specifically, a fresh horse, with its equipment.
    to give somebody a remount
  2. (computing) The process of mounting a drive or volume again.