Try Our Apps


The saddest words

hill station

a village, post, or the like, especially in S Asia, at a high altitude where government officials and others can be stationed to escape the great heat of tropical summers.
Origin of hill station
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hill station
Contemporary Examples
  • Coorg is a hill station outside the major city of Bangalore in central-southern India.

    Fresh Picks John Mooney April 11, 2011
Historical Examples
  • Jack Darling having arrived at Muktiarbad while Mrs. Fox was at a hill station, their acquaintance was only in its initial stage.

    Banked Fires E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  • Hope stayed on at the hill station with Mrs. Latimer till the rains were nearly over.

  • The birds found in and about a Nilgiri hill station differ in character from those of the plains distant but a score of miles.

  • And the heat crept up from its kingdom in the Plains below and laughed at our boasts of the coolness of our hill station.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
  • In a hill station, which was a health resort even in the hottest months, the question of climate was practically non-existent.

    An Unknown Lover Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • Then, sir, I sold farm tools and my horse, and sent the wife to a hill station for her health.

    Tales of the Malayan Coast Rounsevelle Wildman
  • It was in the autumn of 1836 that Havelock sent up his wife and little children for a change to a hill station called Landour.

    The Red Book of Heroes Leonora Blanche Lang
  • And certainly this latter is a better way for the youngster to spend his holiday than loafing about a hill station.

    Life in an Indian Outpost Gordon Casserly
British Dictionary definitions for hill station

hill station

(in northern India) a settlement or resort at a high altitude
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hill station

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hill

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hill station