a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.
an incline, especially in a road: This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.
to surround with hills: to hill potatoes.
to form into a hill or heap.
Idioms about hill
go over the hill, Slang.
to break out of prison.
to absent oneself without leave from one's military unit.
to leave suddenly or mysteriously: Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.
over the hill,
relatively advanced in age.
past one's prime.
- hiller, noun
- un·der·hill, noun
Other definitions for Hill (2 of 2)
Ambrose Pow·ell [pou-uhl], /ˈpaʊ əl/, 1825–65, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
Archibald Viv·i·an [viv-ee-uhn], /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.
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How to use hill in a sentence
Justin Robinson, 44, a lifelong resident of Bonny Doon, an unincorporated community in the hills above Santa Cruz, got an order to evacuate on Tuesday, August 18.
We’ve got a lot more hills and it’s just a different landscape.Full Transcript: Tomi Lahren on ‘The Carlos Watson Show’ | Daniel Malloy | August 31, 2020 | Ozy
Their compact, powerful motors strip away the burden of carrying heavy loads and give you a smooth, swift push that flattens hills and shrinks city distances.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First. | Joe Lindsey | August 30, 2020 | Outside Online
Oxford officials, including hill and Gilbert, did not respond to requests for comment.Oxford’s COVID vaccine deal with AstraZeneca raises concerns about access and pricing | lbelanger225 | August 24, 2020 | Fortune
In addition to supporting hill, the Club’s ad spending has mostly targeted Harshbarger and Crowe, which suggests they may be the leading contenders.
Cruce operates the Iron hill Campground on the other side of the highway.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods | James Higdon | January 7, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The procession continued on to the Cypress hill Cemetery, where Ramos was buried the week before.
Johnson knew that the proposals he was going to send to the hill would be divisive.
So not only will the GOP have control in the Senate, it will move the center of gravity on Capitol hill hard to starboard.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It | Michael Tomasky | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But then the summit gives way to the other side of the hill, and a childlike glee arises from the whooooosh of the descent.
There is an odd triangular-shaped hill that rises on one side very boldly and abruptly, called the Fox's Head.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
It was all breeze and freshness, and the sunlight struck picturesquely aslant the hill-sides.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
At last he came to quite a hill, on the summit of which grew a tree with branches close to the ground.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Newhall hill used to be the favourite spot, and the first meeting held there was on January 22, 1817.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
The characteristics of the different forms are well shown in the table on opposite page, modified from hill.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for hill (1 of 2)
a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth's surface, less high or craggy than a mountain
(in combination): a hillside; a hilltop
a heap or mound made by a person or animal
(in combination): a dunghill
an incline; slope
over the hill
informal beyond one's prime
military slang absent without leave or deserting
up hill and down dale strenuously and persistently
to form into a hill or mound
to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth
- See also hills
- hiller, noun
- hilly, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for Hill (2 of 2)
Archibald Vivian. 1886–1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)
Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)
David Octavius 1802–70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821–48)
Sir Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)
Graham. 1929–75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)
Octavia. 1838–1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust
Sir Rowland. 1795–1879, British originator of the penny postage
Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I'm the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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