Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The crest or top of a hill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The top or summit of a hill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The top of a hill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The peak or crest of a hill.

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

  • noun the peak of a hill

Etymologies

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From hill +‎ top.

Examples

  • A church on a hilltop is the first indication or landmark of Sabará, the town being immediately below it.

    The Romance of Isabel, Lady Burton

  • I say tragic, because on every hilltop is a ruin of either a fortress or a church in which men sought security and there was no security.

    London To Paris To Rome

  • Fussell’s topmost denizens were “out of sight” in hilltop manses at the end of long, curving driveways.

    Class Dismissed

  • Fussell’s topmost denizens were “out of sight” in hilltop manses at the end of long, curving driveways.

    Class Dismissed

  • Tuesday's violence was sponsored by fundamentalists known as "hilltop youth," according to an unnamed activist cited on the Jewish Voice, a website that promotes radical settlers' views.

    Israeli Radicals Attack Army, Palestinians

  • Many of the outposts are inhabited by radicals known as "hilltop youths," who have embarked on a campaign of vigilante violence against Palestinians and Israeli security forces as retaliation for the occasion demolition of illegal buildings in the settlements.

    Israel Leader Signals Plan to Dismantle Outposts

  • Over the hilltop was a short but steep drop and below that a long lawn full of leafy trees that lead to a golden castle, just like in fairy tales, me kiddies.

    Magic X

  • A church on a hilltop is the first indication or landmark of Sabará, the town being immediately below it.

    The Romance of Isabel Lady Burton

  • Down in the city, one night, there was a grand display of fireworks, and the hilltop was a good place from which to enjoy it; but it grew late after a little, and Susy was ordered to bed.

    Mark Twain: A Biography

  • Only Renaile stood above them; only Dorile among the Sea Folk on the hilltop was their equal.

    The Path of Daggers

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