Origin of knollMiddle English from Old English cnoll, akin to German knollen, lump, clod: for Indo-European base see knot
A grass covered knoll.
The definition of a knoll is a small hill or mound.
An example of a knoll is a small, grassy hill on a college campus.
A small rounded hill or mound; a hillock.
Origin of knollMiddle English knol from Old English cnoll
verbknolled, knoll·ing, knolls
To ring mournfully; knell.
To ring or sound (a bell, for example) mournfully; knell.
Origin of knollMiddle English knollen probably alteration of knellen to knell ; see knell .
- The highest point is a knoll, some 450 ft.
- On a knoll above is a ruined fortress formerly occupied by a Kurdish Bey.
- Mounting the steps to the knoll Pierre looked at the scene before him, spellbound by beauty.
- This attitude was welcome to neither faction, and for some days the position of the new arrivals on the little knoll of Kampala was very precarious.
- Two officers were standing on the knoll, directing the men.