hill·​side ˈhil-ˌsīd How to pronounce hillside (audio)
: 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 Avocados have been consumed for thousands of years in the region, whose temperate hillsides of porous volcanic soil offer optimal growing conditions. Emiliano Rodríguez Mega César Rodríguez, New York Times, 28 Nov. 2023 Your windshield wipers will beat methodically as salt spray hits the window, and hillsides roll beneath you. Freya Bromley, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Nov. 2023 The family became accustomed to high winds and hillside fires, especially after Hurricane Olivia caused severe damage in 2018. Ben Bolch, Los Angeles Times, 20 Nov. 2023 Inside, natural light floods every corner of the hillside home, with the ancient trees casting shadows that stealthily move and grow throughout the day. James McClain, Robb Report, 10 Nov. 2023 Fueled by strong winds, the fire that leveled the Hawaiian town of Lahaina in August tore through hillsides of invasive grasses—and became an urban conflagration that destroyed more than 2,000 structures and killed at least 99 people. Stephanie Pappas, Scientific American, 9 Nov. 2023 At a hotel perched on a hillside above Nazareth, fresh Israeli evacuees from northern kibbutzim near the Lebanese border sit for breakfast at tables next to Arab families. Taylor Luck, The Christian Science Monitor, 24 Oct. 2023 Set on a sprawling hillside estate overlooking the confluence of the Aghanashini River and the Arabian Sea, this private villa retreat features breezy bedrooms studded with antiques and a dreamy pool wrapped in tropical gardens. Chris Schalkx, Vogue, 4 Oct. 2023 The previous owners installed Capitan Dillon on his hillside perch during the early aughts. Jessica Ritz, Travel + Leisure, 14 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hillside was in the 14th century

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“Hillside.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hillside. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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hill·​side ˈhil-ˌsīd How to pronounce hillside (audio)
: the side of a hill

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