hill·​side | \ ˈhil-ˌsīd How to pronounce hillside (audio) \

Definition of hillside

: a part of a hill between the top and the foot

Examples of hillside in a Sentence

Streams of rainwater rushed down the hillside.
Recent Examples on the Web The contamination leached from a hillside below the EPS company's building about a year after the completion of a nearly $1.5 million federal cleanup at the site. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Property owner blamed for green ooze on I-696 left barrels strewn on Thumb land," 9 Jan. 2020 Picture immersing yourself in the rustic countryside of Northern Indiana or the flourishing hillsides in southern Pennsylvania or drifting under a pleasant canopy of trees through Maryland to our nation's capitol. Kellie Hwang, Indianapolis Star, "Coast-to-coast rail trail will cut through Indiana. Here's what Hoosiers can expect.," 19 Dec. 2019 More than 60 were targeted, including a biotech consulting company, a bakery and hillside vacation cabins. Beth Warren, courier-journal.com, "A ruthless Mexican drug lord’s empire is devastating families with its grip on small-town USA," 25 Nov. 2019 This year, the 1,000th condor reared his head inside a rocky hillside at Zion National Park. CBS News, "Los Angeles Zoo uses new tactic to boost California condor population," 23 Nov. 2019 Baskets count as one point each in the game, which annually draws scores of parents and alumnae, many of whom sit bundled atop surrounding hillsides while sipping hot cocoa or cider for warmth. Rich Scherr, baltimoresun.com, "18 players, 3 courts, 125 years of tradition: Brownie vs. Spider basketball game at St. Timothy’s as spirited as ever," 20 Nov. 2019 After all, several acres of Baker’s hemp crop on a rural Whitewater hillside were in limbo. chicagotribune.com, "Despite risks, Wisconsin hemp industry taking root," 11 Nov. 2019 An earthen wall of the Kaloko Reservoir collapsed during heavy rains and sent a wave of water rushing down a hillside. Michelle Minkoff, The Denver Post, "Thousands face risk because of aging U.S. dams, including some in Colorado, AP finds," 10 Nov. 2019 The resident watched as the two intruders jumped a perimeter fence and ran up a hillside to Hampstead Road. La Cañada Valley Sun, "Crime Report: 2 burglars surprised by resident in early afternoon break-in attempt," 23 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of hillside

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hillside.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillside. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hillside

: the side of a hill


hill·​side | \ ˈhil-ˌsīd How to pronounce hillside (audio) \

Kids Definition of hillside

: the part of a hill between the top and the foot

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