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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hill near the base of a mountain or mountain range.

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  • n. A hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A low hill at the foot of higher hills or mountains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A distinct lower part of a mountain; one of the hills or minor elevations of a mountain range which lie next the valley and form the transitions between that and the higher portions: most commonly in the plural: as, the foot-hills of the Sierra Nevada.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain

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