hill

noun
\ ˈhil How to pronounce hill (audio) \

Definition of hill

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a usually rounded natural elevation of land lower than a mountain
2 : an artificial heap or mound (as of earth)
3 : several seeds or plants planted in a group rather than a row
4 : slope, incline

hill

verb
hilled; hilling; hills

Definition of hill (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to form into a heap
2 : to draw earth around the roots or base of

Other Words from hill

Verb

hiller noun

Synonyms for hill

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of hill in a Sentence

Noun She watched the sun set behind the hills. The house was built at the very top of the hill. Our driveway is a long, steep hill. He came barreling down the hill at 65 miles per hour. The plows came and cleared the streets, forming a hill of snow on the street corner. Verb hilled peat moss around the rosebushes to protect them from the freeze See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The trailblazer in the state was the district of Nilgiri, an area popular with tourists for its hill towns and tea plantations, which banned disposable plastic in 2000. New York Times, 31 July 2022 Starting from the churches of South Carolina hill country, the Dixie Hummingbirds sang their way to gospel stardom. Wsj Books Staff, WSJ, 29 July 2022 Google Maps bike info shows detailed information about hill size and bike lane quality. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 27 July 2022 The Children’s Park itself offers non-traditional play features such as a seven-foot-wide slide, hill slide, climbing sphere, lighted tunnels, dancing chimes and plenty of seating. Sean Watson, Chron, 15 July 2022 Blind-spot monitoring is now standard, as is hill-descent control; there are also drive modes including Normal and Econ, plus a Sport mode for Sport and Sport Touring trims. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 12 July 2022 Isackson divides the month of training into two sections: for the first two weeks, Shaw focuses exclusively on building leg strength and power through drills like hill sprints—or as Shaw soon comes to know them, death sprints. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 10 July 2022 As part of its ongoing 75th anniversary celebrations, the marque will be running its latest mid-engined bella macchina, the new Ferrari 296 GTB, in the hill-climb challenge, along with the mighty 812 Competizione and Daytona SP3. Howard Walker, Robb Report, 22 June 2022 The people who stayed behind in this Salvadoran hill town, and those who fled to California’s San Joaquin Valley, think of each other with mixed emotions. Soudi Jiménez, Los Angeles Times, 17 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Other aggressive turkeys are a common sight in the Oakland hills a few miles east, where some have been known to mix it up with passing bicyclists and hikers. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, 21 May 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 28 Feb. 2020 Learn about planting times, using fertilizer and lime, and when to prune, pinch, hill up or tie up plants. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of hill

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1581, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hill

Noun

Middle English, from Old English hyll; akin to Latin collis hill, culmen top

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hill

noun
\ ˈhil How to pronounce hill (audio) \

Kids Definition of hill

1 : a usually rounded elevation of land lower than a mountain
2 : a surface that slopes Our driveway is a long hill.
3 : a heap or mound of something a hill of snow

Hill biographical name (1)

\ ˈhil How to pronounce Hill (audio) \

Definition of Hill

 (Entry 1 of 4)

Ambrose Powell 1825–1865 American Confederate general

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biographical name (2)

Definition of Hill (Entry 2 of 4)

Archibald Vivian 1886–1977 English physiologist

Hill

biographical name (3)

Definition of Hill (Entry 3 of 4)

James Jerome 1838–1916 American (Canadian-born) financier

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Definition of Hill (Entry 4 of 4)

Sir Rowland 1795–1879 English postal reformer

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