hill

[ hil ]
/ hɪl /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to surround with hills: to hill potatoes.
to form into a hill or heap.

Idioms

    go over the hill, Slang.
    1. to break out of prison.
    2. to absent oneself without leave from one's military unit.
    3. to leave suddenly or mysteriously: Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.
    over the hill,
    1. relatively advanced in age.
    2. past one's prime.

Origin of hill

before 1000; Middle English; Old English hyll; cognate with Middle Dutch hille, Latin collis hill; compare Latin culmen top, peak (see column, culminate), celsus lofty, very high, Gothic hallus rock, Lithuanian kálnas mountain, Greek kolōnós hill, kolophṓn summit (see colophon)

Related forms

hill·er, nounun·der·hill, noun

Definition for hill (2 of 3)

Hill

[ hil ]
/ hɪl /

noun

Ambrose Pow·ell [pou-uh l] /ˈpaʊ əl/, 1825–65, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Archibald Viv·i·an [viv-ee-uh n] /ˈvɪv i ən/, 1886–1977, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1922.
James Jerome,1838–1916, U.S. railroad builder and financier, born in Canada.
Joe,1879–1915, U.S. labor organizer and songwriter, born in Sweden.

Definition for hill (3 of 3)

Capitol Hill

noun

the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
Informal. the U.S. Congress.

Also called the Hill.
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British Dictionary definitions for hill (1 of 2)

hill

/ (hɪl) /

noun


verb (tr)

to form into a hill or mound
to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth
See also hills

Derived Forms

hiller, nounhilly, adjective

Word Origin for hill

Old English hyll; related to Old Frisian holla head, Latin collis hill, Low German hull hill

British Dictionary definitions for hill (2 of 2)

Hill

/ (hɪl) /

noun


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Medicine definitions for hill

Hill

[ hĭl ]
Archibald Vivian 1886-1977

British physiologist. He shared a 1922 Nobel Prize for his investigation of heat production in muscles and nerves.

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Culture definitions for hill

Capitol Hill

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


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Idioms and Phrases with hill

hill

see downhill all the way; go downhill; head for (the hills); make a mountain out of a molehill; not worth a dime (hill of beans); old as Adam (the hills); over the hill.


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