- a small hill.
Origin of hillock
Related Words for hillockslope, heap, promontory, headland, ascent, ridge, precipice, knoll, inclination, elevation, rise, drift, dune, bluff, mesa, cliff, acclivity, incline, mount, prominence
Examples from the Web for hillock
Historical Examples of hillock
The church was built on a hillock, which sloped down gently to the village.Abbe Mouret's Transgression
The lofty nest, or Termitarium, constitutes a hillock in the form of a cupola.The Industries of Animals
Mikel whispered to me, "The bear sleeps under that hillock of snow."The Land of the Long Night
Paul du Chaillu
And again I sat on a hillock and surrendered to the most doleful meditations.John Splendid
The ruins of two temples stand on a hillock rising from the Indus.
- a small hill or mound
Word Origin for hillock
late 14c., hilloc "small hill" (c.1200 as a surname), from hill + Middle English diminutive suffix -oc.
- A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, a tissue, or other structure.