hill

noun
\ ˈhil How to pronounce hill (audio) \

Definition of hill

 (Entry 1 of 6)

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 6)

transitive verb

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

Hill

biographical name (1)
\ ˈhil How to pronounce Hill (audio) \

Definition of Hill (Entry 3 of 6)

Ambrose Powell 1825–1865 American Confederate general

Hill

biographical name (2)

Definition of Hill (Entry 4 of 6)

Archibald Vivian 1886–1977 English physiologist

Hill

biographical name (3)

Definition of Hill (Entry 5 of 6)

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

Hill

biographical name (4)

Definition of Hill (Entry 6 of 6)

Sir Rowland 1795–1879 English postal reformer

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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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun And in the town of Lindos, there's an ancient Greek acropolis at the top of the hill, a medieval village in the middle, and a modern town on the beach at the bottom. Eleni N. Gage, Travel + Leisure, 27 July 2021 The restaurant’s owner has another seasonal restaurant, Vino Over the Valley, that offers a similar menu but with views from the top of a hill instead of in a valley. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 23 July 2021 Hilltop’s mountain bike trails will span the length of the hill and are being constructed to accommodate a variety of skill levels, ranging from family-friendly to advanced. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 14 July 2021 While descending through patchy fog, the right wing struck the side of a hill. Los Angeles Times, 12 July 2021 It's built in layers depending upon wealth: palazzos belonging to the richer families are at the top of the hill, the humble dwellings below, dug into the rock. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 10 July 2021 Closer to the Tyrrhenian coast, Massa Marittima is an ancient hill town that has survived the Black Plague, sieges, malaria, and Nazi invaders. Elizabeth Heath, Travel + Leisure, 3 July 2021 The ride is smooth and comfortable on city streets and in the twisting roads of the Texas hill country. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 29 June 2021 The drive route consisted of a mix of urban streets, twisting roads in the hill country and some highway miles. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 28 June 2021 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

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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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The first known use of hill was before the 12th century

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hill

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hill

: 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

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

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