Helmet vs Mound - What's the difference?

helmet | mound |

As nouns the difference between helmet and mound

is that helmet is a protective head covering while mound is (obsolete|anatomy|measurement|figuratively) a hand.

As a verb mound is

to fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc to.



(wikipedia helmet)

Alternative forms

* helmette (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • A protective head covering.
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  • That which resembles a helmet in form, position, etc.
  • # The upper part of a chemist's retort.
  • # The hood-shaped upper sepal or petal of some flowers, as of the monkshood or the snapdragon.
  • # A naked shield or protuberance on the top or fore part of the head of a bird.
  • # (heraldry) The feature above a shield on a coat of arms.
  • Synonyms

    * brain bucket, hard hat

    Derived terms

    * bicycle helmet * construction helmet * crash helmet




    (en noun)
  • (obsolete, anatomy, measurement, figuratively) A hand.
  • (obsolete) A protection; restraint; curb.
  • (obsolete) A helmet.
  • (obsolete) Might; size.
  • An artificial hill or elevation of earth; a raised bank; an embankment thrown up for defense; a bulwark; a rampart.
  • A natural elevation appearing as if thrown up artificially; a regular and isolated hill, hillock, or knoll.
  • (baseball) Elevated area of dirt upon which the pitcher stands to pitch.
  • A ball or globe forming part of the regalia of an emperor or other sovereign. It is encircled with bands, enriched with precious stones, and surmounted with a cross.
  • (US, vulgar, slang) The mons veneris.
  • Synonyms

    * (part of regalia) globus cruciger, globe, orb

    Derived terms

    * (l)


    (en verb)
  • To fortify with a mound; add a barrier, rampart, etc. to.
  • To force or pile into a mound or mounds.
  • He mounded up his mashed potatoes so they left more space on the plate for the meat.

    See also

    * (wikipedia "mound") *