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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KPTV-12 last month followed one such truck on Germantown as the truck pinballed against the steep hillside and jutted into the oncoming travel lane. oregonlive, "Walmart truck crash temporarily blocks Cornelius Pass detour route," 5 Sep. 2019 Tehama isn't offering turnkey homes but rather land (on a mix of open meadows, hillsides and forested areas); seven of the final 30 lots are for sale and range in price from $1.5 million to $6.3 million. Peter Kiefer, The Hollywood Reporter, "Clint Eastwood Unveils Carmel Haven for Nature-Lovers: "It's Really Come Out the Way I Wanted"," 23 Aug. 2019 Officials issued evacuation orders for hillside residents, and poor air quality caused Glendale Unified School District to shutter schools for several days. Sara Cardine, La Cañada Valley Sun, "10 years on, the Station fire remains burned into the minds of locals and fire officials," 21 Aug. 2019 The aftermath of the dam’s collapse, and the failure to evacuate nearby villagers in time, are set to focus unwelcome attention on Laos’s bold plans to sculpt its hillsides and rivers into a battery to meet its neighbors’ growing energy demands. James Hookway And Eun-young Jeong, WSJ, "Construction Firms Scrambled to Prevent Laotian Dam’s Collapse," 25 July 2018 The exclusive location, a mixture of gently sloping hillsides and level areas, is attractive for those seeking to celebrate their successes and create one-of-a-kind homes of distinction. Monica Lander, The Mercury News, "Sponsored: Envision the possibilities and seize the opportunity," 28 Aug. 2019 Like dried brush on a hillside, dense thickets of horizontal rows of vertical dot-lines mark an exquisite painting by Yukultji Napangati. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Spectacular aboriginal paintings from Australia burst with deep, sacred beauty," 19 Aug. 2019 Hundreds of makeshift homes have already collapsed after landslides occurred on the muddy hillsides around the camps. Rebecca Wright, Cnn And Salman Saeed, CNN, "Monsoon floods sweep through world's biggest refugee camp," 11 July 2019 The gray-green olive groves cover the hillside, and the Chicagoans climb into tree branches to harvest ripe fruit onto waiting tarps. David Degner, Smithsonian, "Two Tour Guides—One Israeli, One Palestinian—Offer a New Way to See the Holy Land," 9 July 2019

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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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