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 plan was to tear down nearly all of the existing one except for the three-story, 1928-built section that motorists see on the hillside from Route 4. Don Stacom, Hartford Courant, 27 Apr. 2022 Northwest Bridge Avenue on the west end of the St. Johns Bridge reopened Saturday following months of work repairing the hillside from a winter slide. oregonlive, 25 Apr. 2022 Shush is a hillside of chockablock houses beneath a salt white limestone bluff. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2022 Many houses along the hillside overlooking Murray Hill Road have been replaced by dormitories and dining halls at Case Western Reserve University, where Sinnott attended law school from 1996-99. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 22 Mar. 2022 One was at a jazz club parking lot on the Sunset Strip, another on a Malibu hillside and a third inside a local warehouse. Los Angeles Times, 7 Apr. 2022 The backyard is an idyllic sanctuary, with a spa and an infinity-edge pool that appears to spill out onto the hillside. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2022 It has been planted and now forms a grand hillside promenade. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Mar. 2022 Strapping on headlamps, the men duck into mine openings scattered across the hillside and crawl through subterranean tunnels that stretch as far as 300 yards. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hillside

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Hillside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillside. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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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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