hill·​top | \ ˈhil-ˌtäp How to pronounce hilltop (audio) \

Definition of hilltop

: the highest part of a hill

Examples of hilltop in a Sentence

They built their house on a hilltop.
Recent Examples on the Web The three-story, 34,000-square-foot building sits on a hilltop site with views of surrounding Las Colinas and all the way to DFW International Airport. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "Las Colinas office project opens with second phase on the way," 14 Jan. 2020 Cavagnero envisions a walkable hilltop community where parking would be underground, freeing up space for pedestrians. J.k. Dineen, SFChronicle.com, "Oxford University would anchor major Marin County development with hundreds of new homes," 16 Dec. 2019 Although the vault’s relics were safely hidden in a hilltop fortress during the attack, they were looted by the Red Army at the end of World War II and transported back to the Soviet Union. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Thieves Steal Precious Jewels From Dresden’s Treasure-Filled ‘Green Vault’," 26 Nov. 2019 The fishermen, the mayor, the 101-year-old woman in her hilltop house built with wood from an old shipwreck - all of them describe the mystical look the frozen gulf once had in winter and the feeling of utter isolation from the rest of the world. Brady Dennis, Anchorage Daily News, "The sea ice used to protect them. Now their island is crumbling into the sea.," 1 Nov. 2019 Jiménez's striking vision is perched atop a flat hilltop, which offers panoramas of Chihuahuan Desert and tall windows that allow natural light to flow inside. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, "Book a Marfa, Texas ranch made famous by Beyonce, built by renowned Houston architect," 2 Jan. 2020 Its founder, the Parisian art dealer Aimé Maeght, purchased an arid hilltop in the 1960s, planted it with 35,000 trees and shrubs, and hired the Catalan architect José Luis Sert to design a museum for his collection. Rick Steves, USA TODAY, "French Riviera: Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and more stunning museums bring cultural richness," 24 Dec. 2019 Her bike tour, organized by Tourissimo, will take riders over rolling hills and past castles and hilltop towns. Rosemary Mcclure, latimes.com, "Bicycle through Italy with L.A. chef Mary Sue Milliken," 26 June 2019 The murderous ambush by poachers of a half dozen rangers, on a hilltop called Heban, is a dark memory and an abiding incentive for vigilance within the culture of Zakouma. David Quammen, National Geographic, "To save wildlife, African governments turn to private management," 12 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of hilltop

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jan 2020

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“Hilltop.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilltop. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hilltop

: the top of a hill


hill·​top | \ ˈhil-ˌtäp How to pronounce hilltop (audio) \

Kids Definition of hilltop

: the highest part of a hill

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