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 George Strait slashed the price of his Dominion hilltop castle. San Antonio Express-News, "Express Briefing: Elderly keep vaccine sites busy in S.A.," 2 Feb. 2021 Hundreds of Jewish Israelis had poured into the hilltop Druze town after hearing there were 900 extra doses of the COVID-19 vaccine available at a vaccination center. Dina Kraft, The Christian Science Monitor, "Israel is a vaccination leader, but it labors to reach Arab citizens," 15 Jan. 2021 From $154 a night, mainandmountain.com Rent your very own farm Owned by a couple who raise goats and make caramels, the classic hilltop Big Picture Farm is situated on 100 acres of pastures and woodlands in Townshend. Valerie Stivers, WSJ, "Three Ways to Hibernate in Vermont During Covid," 29 Dec. 2020 Gesner fulfilled Hynes’ vision, as the hilltop perch employs a structural system of wood poles and features living spaces loaded with lumber. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Harry Gesner’s famed Flying Wing house aims for $8 million," 11 Dec. 2020 The funicular railway and the winding staircase that led up to the medieval hilltop town were both deserted. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "Bergamo’s Pandemic Survivors Carry Scars Unseen and Incalculable," 6 Dec. 2020 The members of the Guard stood up and moved to a hilltop. New York Times, "Alan Canfora, Who Carried Wounds From Kent State, Dies at 71," 16 Jan. 2021 On Saturday, people gathered on the hilltop near the site of the monolith, taking photos and chatting. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Gingerbread monolith in San Francisco’s Corona Heights Park has vanished," 26 Dec. 2020 Beginning at sunset every night since Thanksgiving, cars have been pulling up every few minutes in front of Bill and Elaine Gilfillen’s hilltop San Marcos home. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Knob Hill’s ‘Mr. Christmas’ is taking a pandemic break," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of hilltop

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2021

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“Hilltop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hilltop. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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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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