American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain.
- n. A small heap, pile, or mound.
- n. A mound of earth piled around and over a plant.
- n. A plant thus covered.
- n. An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
- n. Capitol Hill. Often used with the.
- n. The U.S. Congress. Often used with the.
- v. To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
- v. To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
- idiom. over the hill Informal Past one's prime.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A conspicuous natural elevation of the earth's surface; a natural eminence of indefinite height, usually rounded or conical. The name hill is usually applied to elevations smaller than a mountain and larger than a mound; but the terms are merely relative, elevations of the same height being called
hillsin one locality and mountains in another, usually according to the more or less mountainous character of the region.
- n. A heap; a hillock; a pile: as, a dunghill; an ant-hill; a mole-hill.
- n. A little mound raised about a cluster of cultivated plants: as, a hill of maize or potatoes.
- n. In heraldry, the representation of a hill, usually green when only one is used.
- To form small hills or heaps of earth around; form into hills or heaps: as, to hill corn; to hill the ground.
- To heap; accumulate.
- To form into a heap; gather.
- To cover.
- To pour out.
- n. The cluster of plants in a hill. Formerly, the practice of ‘hilling’ was general, when only hand tools were used; but latterly the universal tendency is to practise level culture. While the hill itself has disappeared, the group of plants has taken the name. A ‘hill,’ therefore, is a more or less separated or detached group of two or more plants, in contradistinction to the single plants that follow each other regularly in a drill.
- To assemble on rising ground.
- n. An elevated location smaller than a mountain.
- n. A sloping road.
- n. A heap of earth surrounding a plant.
- n. baseball The pitcher’s mound.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain.
- n. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.
- n. United States A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them.
- v. To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon.
- n. risque English comedian (1925-1992)
- n. a local and well-defined elevation of the land
- n. (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
- n. United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
- v. form into a hill
- n. structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
- From Middle English, from Old English hyll ("hill"), from Proto-Germanic *hulliz (“stone, rock”), from Proto-Indo-European *kolən-, *koləm- (“top, hill, rock”). Cognate with Middle Dutch hille, hulle ("hill"), Low German hull ("hill"), Icelandic hóll ("hill"), Latin collis ("hill"), Lithuanian kalnas, Albanian kallumë ("big pile, tall heap"), Old English holm ("rising land, island"). More at holm. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English hil, from Old English hyll; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Poster2: * Runs up the hill, tosses a ball past Poster1 and watches Poster1 run down the hill* then he/she states "My hill!”
“THOUSANDS of sheep, soft-footed, black-nosed sheepone by one going up the hill and over the fenceone by one four-footed pattering up and overone by one wiggling their stub tails as they take the short jump and go overone by one silently unless for the multitudinous drumming of their hoofs as they move on and go overthousands and thousands of them in the grey haze of evening just after sundownone by one slanting in a long line to pass over the hill”
“Finding the path up the hill is the only difficult point on the hike.”
“Also with Dave you would listen just to see how bad and over the hill is actually is.”
“JERAS: I'm looking at a map as we speak trying to find it, but I'm not sure how far away it is from San Antonio proper, but you know, if you get up to the north and west of the San Antonio area, you get into what they call the hill country, and so, that's in higher elevation.”
“They would miss the Fiesta of the Virgen de Guadalupe, where the church high on the hill is the centrepiece.”
“Down the hill is a nonpareil collection of Eskimo, Tlingit, Haida, and other native art at the Alaska”
“On the crest of the hill is the rye, cut high on its blooming stem:”
“Half way up the hill is an entrance, almost hidden by moss and other creeping foliage, which leads into a cave.”
“About the Middle of the hill is a broad Grass walk railed in and enters into a Dineing roome.”
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