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1hill

noun \ˈhil\

: a usually rounded area of land that is higher than the land around it but that is not as high as a mountain

: an area of sloping ground on a road, path, etc.

: a pile of something

Full Definition of HILL

1
:  a usually rounded natural elevation of land lower than a mountain
2
:  an artificial heap or mound (as of earth)
3
:  several seeds or plants planted in a group rather than a row
4
:  slope, incline
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Examples of HILL

  1. She watched the sun set behind the hills.
  2. The house was built at the very top of the hill.
  3. Our driveway is a long, steep hill.
  4. He came barreling down the hill at 65 miles per hour.
  5. The plows came and cleared the streets, forming a hill of snow on the street corner.

Origin of HILL

Middle English, from Old English hyll; akin to Latin collis hill, culmen top
First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

2hill

verb

Definition of HILL

transitive verb
1
:  to form into a heap
2
:  to draw earth around the roots or base of
hill·er noun

Examples of HILL

  1. <hilled peat moss around the rosebushes to protect them from the freeze>

First Known Use of HILL

1581

Hill

biographical name \ˈhil\

Definition of HILL

Ambrose Powell 1825–1865 Am. Confed. gen.

Hill

biographical name

Definition of HILL

Archibald Vivian 1886–1977 Eng. physiol.

Hill

biographical name

Definition of HILL

James Jerome 1838–1916 Am. (Canad.-born) financier

Hill

biographical name

Definition of HILL

Sir Rowland 1795–1879 Eng. postal reformer
HILLER Defined for Kids

hill

noun \ˈhil\

Definition of HILL for Kids

1
:  a usually rounded elevation of land lower than a mountain
2
:  a surface that slopes <Our driveway is a long hill.>
3
:  a heap or mound of something <a hill of snow>

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