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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Spacious rooms come with fireplaces, leather chairs, Frette linens, and whirlpool tubs, while bungalows and villas on a hillside have private gardens or vineyard views. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Now 131 North St, Healdsburg; 707-723-4646 Where to Eat and Drink Set into a hillside overlooking a 33-acre olive grove, the bar terrace at this 35-year-old Relais & Châteaux resort is one of the most pleasant places around to imbibe. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "T&C Travel Guide: Napa Valley and Sonoma County, California," 9 July 2018 For a place to live, a family of seven waged a desperate battle against a California hillside for three weeks. Scott Harrison, latimes.com, "From the Archives: Family evicted from hillside," 9 May 2018 The huge fire that swept through the hillsides along the 405-freeway last December, destroying homes in Bel Air, began with a cooking stove fire at a homeless encampment. Maeve Reston And Video By Gabe Ramirez, CNN, "Why LA's Mexican-American-Jewish-Italian mayor is spending time in Iowa and South Carolina," 21 Apr. 2018 Emergency crews continue to search for survivors after mud and debris roared through Southern California hillsides stripped of vegetation by ferocious wildfires last month. Stephanie Petit, PEOPLE.com, "Montecito Man Rescues Baby Buried Underneath California Mudslides as Death Toll Rises to 17," 11 Jan. 2018 That storied Smith ancestor is recalled for climbing a similar flag pole in the middle of the Old Town plaza and raising an American flag while Mexican soldiers fired at him from a hillside. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Richard Smith joins 172-year family history of Old Town flag-waving," 23 June 2018 However, the last decade has not been kind to the 5,633-yard, par-71 course located up on a hillside. Anthony Clark Carpio, latimes.com, "Burbank to look for new operator of DeBell Golf Course," 13 June 2018 As if to say there is no reason to make new pictures of so mundane a subject, the show opens with a giant print on fabric of an antique image of pairs of sheep on a hillside. Charles Desmarais, San Francisco Chronicle, "Optimism is opening an art gallery, and its name is Burning in Water," 27 Apr. 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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