from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
- transitive v. To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
- transitive v. To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
- idiom over the hill Informal Past one's prime.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An elevated location smaller than a mountain.
- n. A sloping road.
- n. A heap of earth surrounding a plant.
- n. The pitcher’s mound.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them.
- transitive v. To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A conspicuous natural elevation of the earth's surface; a natural eminence of indefinite height, usually rounded or conical.
- 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.
- To assemble on rising ground.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
Middle English hil, from Old English hyll; see kel-2 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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)