hilltop

noun
hill·top | \ˈhil-ˌtäp \

Definition of hilltop 

: the highest part of a hill

Examples of hilltop in a Sentence

They built their house on a hilltop.

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Some of the Bugs at Chuck Pisconski's hilltop home appear newly hatched in original Pastel Green, Bordeaux Red and Bahama Blue. Jesse Leavenworth, courant.com, "Bugging Out In Plymouth," 22 June 2017 In her home state, her portfolio includes a contemporary Jamestown house on Narragansett Bay, a hilltop house in Providence and a vineyard estate in rural Sakonnet. Candace Taylor, WSJ, "Inside the Many, Many Homes of This Jewelry Billionaire," 12 July 2018 Among the most popular spots to watch the fireworks, this South Baltimore hilltop has been a gathering place for celebratory Baltimoreans since before there was a Fourth of July. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Where to find the best view of Baltimore's Fourth of July fireworks," 25 June 2018 This onetime hilltop paradise is becoming for some a hell on earth. Anto Antony, Bloomberg.com, "Billionaire’s Folly Becomes Bankers’ Nightmare," 18 June 2018 Whether stargazing in the Montsec mountains, discovering Romanesque architecture, strolling through a 13th-century hilltop cathedral or taking part in traditions such as the running of torches, time seems to stand still. Smithsonian, "* * *," 15 June 2018 But the capital of America’s second Gilded Age is Los Angeles, where hilltop homes worth tens of millions of dollars look out over a city in which even the middle class struggles to afford shelter and the number of homeless increases daily. Rick Hampson, USA TODAY, "In the second Gilded Age, the mansions get bigger, and the homeless get closer," 16 May 2018 The 2,840 sq ft hilltop home has a stone and cedar finish, and some very nice updates inside. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "President Lyndon B. Johnson's former central Texas ranch is for sale for $2.8 million," 17 Jan. 2018 Last week, members of a right-wing group gathered on a hilltop overlooking the village and demonstrated in favor of the demolition, holding up Israeli flags. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, "As Israeli bulldozers circle, a tiny village takes center stage in Palestinian struggle," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of hilltop

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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hilltop

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hilltop

: the top of a hill

hilltop

noun
hill·top | \ˈhil-ˌtäp \

Kids Definition of hilltop

: the highest part of a hill

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