An example of a hurst is a very large pile of dirt.
- a hillock, knoll, or mound
- a grove or wooded hillock
Origin of hurstMiddle English ; from Old English hyrst, hillock, wooded mound, probably ; from Indo-European an unverified form kuṛs-to-, thicket: see horst
From Middle English hirst (“wood, grove; hillock; sandbank, sandbar”), Old English hyrst (“hillock, eminence, height, wood, wooded eminence”), from Proto-Germanic *hurstiz; akin to German Horst (“thicket, nest”)
- A surname.