hill

noun
\ ˈhil How to pronounce hill (audio) \

Definition of hill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hill

verb
hilled; hilling; hills

Definition of hill (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to form into a heap
2 : to draw earth around the roots or base of

Other Words from hill

Verb

hiller noun

Synonyms for hill

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of hill in a Sentence

Noun She watched the sun set behind the hills. The house was built at the very top of the hill. Our driveway is a long, steep hill. He came barreling down the hill at 65 miles per hour. The plows came and cleared the streets, forming a hill of snow on the street corner. Verb hilled peat moss around the rosebushes to protect them from the freeze See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun These follicular follies may not be a hill worth sacrificing your career on. Karla L. Miller, Washington Post, 15 Sep. 2022 There was a short steep hill at the start of Mile 3. Lori Riley, Hartford Courant, 4 Sep. 2022 Workers have been running up a steep hill trying not to fall behind; owners are skiing down it. Christopher Marquis, Forbes, 25 Aug. 2022 Rory led us in a single file line up the steep hill of Highland Avenue. The Enquirer, 22 Aug. 2022 While a steep hill is the ideal solution for draining water, flatter areas pose drainage problems. Kamron Sanders, Better Homes & Gardens, 19 Aug. 2022 The couple filed suit last week against Rad Power Bikes, the burgeoning company whose product Molly Steinsapir was riding down the steep hill of Enchanted Way with a friend on Jan. 31, 2021. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2022 The couple filed suit this week against Rad Power Bikes, the burgeoning company whose product Molly Steinsapir was riding down the steep hill of Enchanted Way with a friend on Jan. 31, 2021. Los Angeles Times, 5 Aug. 2022 The couple walked side-by-side up a steep hill to the clinic entrance. New York Times, 1 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Other aggressive turkeys are a common sight in the Oakland hills a few miles east, where some have been known to mix it up with passing bicyclists and hikers. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, 21 May 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hill

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hill

Noun

Middle English, from Old English hyll; akin to Latin collis hill, culmen top

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hill

noun
\ ˈhil How to pronounce hill (audio) \

Kids Definition of hill

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

Hill biographical name (1)

\ ˈhil How to pronounce Hill (audio) \

Definition of Hill

 (Entry 1 of 4)

Ambrose Powell 1825–1865 American Confederate general

Hill

biographical name (2)

Definition of Hill (Entry 2 of 4)

Archibald Vivian 1886–1977 English physiologist

Hill

biographical name (3)

Definition of Hill (Entry 3 of 4)

James Jerome 1838–1916 American (Canadian-born) financier

Hill

biographical name (4)

Definition of Hill (Entry 4 of 4)

Sir Rowland 1795–1879 English postal reformer

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