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 In the year since the helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant crashed into a hillside on a foggy morning, killing all nine aboard, there’s been plenty of finger-pointing over the cause of the tragedy. Stefanie Dazio And Brian Melley, Chron, "Likely cause of Kobe Bryant helicopter crash to be announced," 9 Feb. 2021 Then silently, swiftly, a tiger named Calisto crossed the hillside, pouncing on the toy. Jenna Ross, Star Tribune, "Minnesota Orchestra plays with tigers and bears for its first TV children's concert," 8 Feb. 2021 In Pittsburg, the Seeno family of developers is proposing a large subdivision on a hillside on the city’s southern edge, where San Marco Boulevard comes to a dead end with a chain barricade hanging between cement bollards. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Environmentalists use wildfire danger as new weapon against housing development," 19 Oct. 2020 Satellite imagery shows neat rows of dozens of new homes that have been built on what had been an empty hillside two years ago. New York Times, "New India-China Border Clash Shows Simmering Tensions," 25 Jan. 2021 Imagine an ideal Sonoma hillside dotted with stately oak, Manzanita, and madrone trees. Jennifer Fernandez, House Beautiful, "This Sonoma Home by Ken Fulk Is Packed with Dramatic Touches," 18 Sep. 2020 When the helicopter careened into a California hillside on the morning of Jan. 26, 2020, killing Kobe Bryant and the eight others on board, the initial response around the world was shock. USA Today, "What we know about the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, one year later," 25 Jan. 2021 Other highlights include a movie theater, large gym and multiple living spaces lined with pocket doors that take advantage of the scenic hillside setting. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Film producer Jack Rapke eyes $13.5 million for Beverly Hills showplace," 4 Jan. 2021 An expansive hillside meadow of grasses and perennials helps to extend the garden’s interest into the fall. Washington Post, "Biden put Wilmington on the map — but for garden lovers, it was already a destination," 28 Dec. 2020

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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 2 Mar. 2021.

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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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