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.

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The steel and glass house sits on a hillside location next to a creek, curving sinuously across three levels. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Three-tiered glass masterpiece asks $16.8M," 26 Dec. 2018 On the island of Oahu, gusts rattled windows and roofs in Honolulu's hillside neighborhood of Nuuanu and scattered tree branches, palm fronds and at least one downed electrical line across roadways. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "Hurricane Lane weakens to tropical storm near Hawaii, but more damage expected," 25 Aug. 2018 Back nine includes some memorable hillside holes and par-3 16th hole over a pond with an artificial waterfall. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Teeing Off: Auburn Golf Course delivers good value, and a fun back nine," 6 Aug. 2018 The County Fire climbs a hillside in Guinda, Calif., on July 1. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, "Two Bad Years Leave Investors Wary of Catastrophe Bonds," 7 Jan. 2019 In the backyard there are orchids and other flowers, garden art, a gazebo, rock and colored glass, plus a terraced hillside with various blooming shrubs and trees. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Rancho Bernardo, "Get garden ideas during tour next week," 27 Apr. 2018 As urban development and wildfire creep closer toward one another, tens of thousands of residents across the state are reckoning with new risks that once seemed relegated to the lovely, if parched golden hillsides above the cities. Susie Cagle, Curbed, "California’s changing fire country," 10 Oct. 2018 Enough rain may fall to cause localized flash flooding and mudslides, especially along steep hillsides and in mountainous terrain. Editors, USA TODAY, "Thai cave rescue mission, World Cup, Hurricane Beryl: 5 things to know this weekend," 7 July 2018 Silicon Beach-adjacent: As L.A.’s tech corridor has subsumed everything between Santa Monica and El Segundo, Ladera Heights offers hillside living with a commute even Elon Musk would love. Scott Garner, latimes.com, "Neighborhood Spotlight: Pricey Ladera Heights, tucked away in the Westside, retains a sense of community," 6 July 2018

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First Known Use of hillside

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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