American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A hill near the base of a mountain or mountain range.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A low hill at the foot of higher hills or mountains.
- n. a relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain
“The lower third of the mountains, that is, the foothill section, is only tree-dotted.”
“Brenda became a devoted fan of hikes in Sabino Canyon, meals at Café Poca Cosa, and massages, pedicures and yoga up at the foothill resorts.”
“Brenda became a devoted fan of hikes in Sabino Canyon, meals at CafÃ© Poca Cosa, and massages, pedicures and yoga up at the foothill resorts.”
“The early problem of defaults on the so-called sub-prime mortgages was merely a foothill leading to the Himalayas of today's foreclosures, where banks and primary investors stand to lose billions upon billions, one hundred percent of each of many of the loans they have made on residential real estate in the United States, and literally thousands upon thousands of otherwise normal middle class families are being put out on the street.”
“But in the foothill community of La Canada Flintridge, where more than 40 homes were destroyed by a mudslide last year, resident Lien Yang said the streets were clear of mud and debris.”
“Next morning it was agreed we would split up and climb a foothill to glass for Bulls.”
“A small stream runs near the orphanage, a huge three-story house at a foothill in the semi-rural village.”
“There are other Ends, though, of a more forgiving nature, such as Rowling End below the outline of Causey Pike, Hobcarton End along the route from Grisedale Pike to Whinlatter Pass and two Lingmell Ends – one standing guard over Kentmere reservoir; the other, a foothill below Steeple in Ennerdale.”
“So a team starts in back at the foothill down here.”
“I'm ready to harvest some myself now, although it's too late for the foothill devil's club outside Seattle.”
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