the side or slope of a hill.

Origin of hillside

1350–1400; Middle English; Old English hyll sīde




a township in NE New Jersey.
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Contemporary Examples of hillside

Historical Examples of hillside

  • From this position he commanded with his rifle the sweep of hillside all around the cabin.

  • The reaping-machine was in sight now; it had stopped on the hillside.


    Mary Roberts Rinehart

  • There were violets on the hillside, and I fell amongst them and lay there.

  • The giants upon the hillside were just awakening from their night's sleep.

  • The flowers of the hillside all awakened, and they, too, danced and sang.

Word Origin and History for hillside

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

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