Hill meaning

hĭl
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A small heap, pile, or mound.
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The definition of a hill is a small mound, pile or rounded part of earth.

An example of a hill is a location for sledding.

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A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain.
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To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
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A chain or group of such elevations.
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1838-1916; U.S. railroad magnate & financier, born in Canada.
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To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
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A small pile, heap, or mound.

An anthill.

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To shape into or like a hill.
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To cover with a hill.
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A natural elevation of the earth's surface, typically rounded and smaller than a mountain.
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An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
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The pitcher's mound.
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An elevated location smaller than a mountain.

The park is sheltered from the wind by a hill to the east.

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You need to pick up speed to get up the hill that's coming up.

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(US) A heap of earth surrounding a plant.
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(US) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them.

A hill of corn or potatoes.

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(baseball) The pitcher’s mound.
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To form into a heap or mound.
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To heap or draw earth around plants.
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(US, with the) Capitol Hill; the US Congress.
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A topographic surname​ for someone who lived on or by a hill.
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Hill is defined as to form or cover with a small mound or pile.

An example of hill is to form a tiny mountain of sand.

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over the hill
  • Past one's prime.
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over the hill
  • Absent without permission; AWOL.
  • In one's decline.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hill

  • Middle English hil from Old English hyll kel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English, from Old English hyll (“hill”), from Proto-Germanic *hulliz (“stone, rock”), from Proto-Indo-European *kolən-, *koləm- (“top, hill, rock”). Cognate with Middle Dutch hille, hulle (“hill”), Low German hull (“hill”), Icelandic hóll (“hill”), Latin collis (“hill”), Lithuanian kalnas, Albanian kallumë (“big pile, tall heap”), Old English holm (“rising land, island”). More at holm.

    From Wiktionary