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[hil-sahyd] /ˈhɪlˌsaɪd/
the side or slope of a hill.
Origin of hillside
1350-1400; Middle English; Old English hyll sīde


[hil-sahyd] /ˈhɪlˌsaɪd/
a township in NE New Jersey. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The brook that springs out of the hillside and runs to the great river.

  • She did not tell Grunty that she had run away from Cuffy Bear, down the hillside.

    The Tale of Grunty Pig Arthur Scott Bailey
  • But even as he wheeled and fell, stumbling down the hillside, his flung arm apparently had gained a weapon.

    The Covered Wagon Emerson Hough
  • So he travelled on and on hoping to find a spring of water on the hillside.

    Fairy Tales from Brazil Elsie Spicer Eells
  • All our heads turned to the window, and all our eyes fastened on the figure of a white horse, upon a hillside some miles distant.

    Our Hundred Days in Europe Oliver Wendell Holmes
Word Origin and History for hillside

late 14c., from hill + side (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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