Hill Definition

hĭl
hills
noun
hills
A natural elevation of the earth's surface, typically rounded and smaller than a mountain.
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A chain or group of such elevations.
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A small pile, heap, or mound.
An anthill.
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A small mound of soil heaped over or around plants and tubers.
A hill of potatoes.
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The plant or plants rooted in such a mound.
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Synonyms:
james jerome hillJ. J. HillBenny HillAlfred Hawthornepitcher's moundmoundbankknobtuffettortalusslopescreepileos
Antonyms:
canyonditchgulleyflat ground
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pronoun

(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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verb
hills
To shape into or like a hill.
Webster's New World

To cover with 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.
YourDictionary
To heap or draw earth around plants.
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proper name
1838-1916; U.S. railroad magnate & financier, born in Canada.
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idiom
over the hill
  • Past one's prime.
American Heritage
over the hill
  • absent without permission; AWOL
  • in one's decline
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the Hill
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Other Word Forms of Hill

Noun

Singular:
hill
Plural:
hills

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Hill

Origin of Hill

  • 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

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

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

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