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hill

noun \ ˈhil \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

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

Examples of hill in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of hill

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


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hill

verb

Definition of hill

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

hiller

noun

Examples of hill in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of hill from the Web

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First Known Use of hill

1581


Hill

biographical name \ ˈhil \

Definition of Hill

Ambrose Powell 1825–1865 American Confederate general

Hill

biographical name

Definition of Hill

Archibald Vivian 1886–1977 English physiologist

Hill

biographical name

Definition of Hill

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

Hill

biographical name

Definition of Hill

Sir Rowland 1795–1879 English postal reformer


HILL Defined for English Language Learners

hill

noun

Definition of hill for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

hill

noun \ ˈhil \

Definition of hill for Students

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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