hill·side | \ˈhil-ˌsīd \

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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For one, there is the difficulty of placing large drills on top of a thickly forested hillside. Jake Maxwell Watts, WSJ, "What Lies Beneath? Vague Mapping Complicates Thai Cave Rescue," 8 July 2018 His guide knelt beside him on a steep hillside on the eastern slope of California's Central Coast range. Ryan Sabalow, sacbee, "Wild pigs cause millions in damages in California. But hunting them could become easier," 25 June 2018 Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Michael Hill, BostonGlobe.com, "Archaeologists scour Woodstock 1969 concert field," 21 June 2018 There’s a photograph of Joe in what I’d guess as middle-age, standing on a grassy hillside. Mary Horlock, Longreads, "The Camouflage Artist: Two Worlds Wars, Two Loves, and One Great Deception," 21 June 2018 In the morning, Udall wakes up to sunshine in the window and views of the surrounding hillsides. Lizzie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, "Displaced seniors’ homes survived Wine Country fires — but residents can’t move back," 15 May 2018 The home faces east on a hillside accessible by a long driveway and a roundabout. Karen A. Avitabile, courant.com, "Property of the Week: 112 Stoner Drive, West Hartford," 1 Feb. 2018 The wet and windy system moving ashore could soak much of the state and drop several inches in parts of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, where the Thomas fire has burned for more than a month and left hillsides bare. CBS News, "Fire-ravaged California prepares for heavy rain and mudslides," 8 Jan. 2018 Firefighters battled destructive fire Saturday that snaked through a hillside area of Goleta, one of several blazes that destroyed homes during a record-setting heat wave in Southern California. Andrea Castillo And John Wilkens, Anchorage Daily News, "California city devastated by brush fire as record heat burns a path of destruction," 7 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 \

Kids Definition of hillside

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

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