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Capitol Hill

the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
Informal. the U.S. Congress.
Also called the Hill. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They walked to the Capitol Hill and down Pennsylvania Avenue.

    The Clansman Thomas Dixon
  • So they all went down the steps which led to the foot of the Capitol Hill.

    Rollo in Rome Jacob Abbott
  • He was going out to see his houses on Capitol Hill, as I supposed.

  • After some intermediate experiment he at last took a house on Capitol Hill, where he remained through his whole term of office.

  • They were ascending Capitol Hill, and by way of a beginning he said, "Are you living in this part of the city now?"

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
Capitol Hill in Culture

Capitol Hill definition

A hill in Washington, D.C., on which the United States Capitol building sits. (See photo, next page.) The House of Representatives and the Senate meet in the Capitol. (See on the Hill.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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