montant

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Italian montante

Noun[edit]

montant (plural montants)

  1. (fencing, archaic) An upward cut with a blade

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English mountant, from Old French montant.

Noun[edit]

montant (plural montants)

  1. (carpentry) An upright piece in any framework, such as a muntin or stile
  2. (drinking) The first scent of a cognac
    • 2004, Anthony Dias Blue, The Complete Book of Spirits[1], →ISBN, page 238:
      Instead, let the montant meet your nose just above the rim of the glass.

Etymology 3[edit]

Adjective[edit]

montant (not comparable)

  1. (heraldry) Ascending toward the chief of the escutcheon.

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mɔ̃.tɑ̃/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

montant (feminine singular montante, masculine plural montants, feminine plural montantes)

  1. upwards, climbing
  2. uphill

Noun[edit]

montant m (plural montants)

  1. a (monetary) amount
  2. a structural montant

Verb[edit]

montant

  1. present participle of monter

Further reading[edit]


Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

montant m (plural montants)

  1. (Jersey, nautical) flow tide