hill

[ hil ]
/ hɪl /

noun

verb (used with object)

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

Idioms for hill

    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)

OTHER WORDS FROM hill

hill·er, nounun·der·hill, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for over the 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 of hill

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 over the hill (2 of 2)

Hill
/ (hɪl) /

noun

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Medicine definitions for over the 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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Idioms and Phrases with over the hill (1 of 2)

over the hill

Past one's prime, as in I'm a little over the hill to be playing contact sports. This term, alluding to a climber who has reached a mountaintop and is now descending, has been used figuratively for the decline caused by aging since the mid-1900s.

Idioms and Phrases with over the hill (2 of 2)

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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