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

  • n. A low mound or ridge of earth; a knoll.
  • n. A tract of forested land that rises above an adjacent marsh in the southern United States.
  • n. A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small hill; a hillock; a knoll.
  • n. A ridge or hill of ice in an ice field.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A rounded knoll or hillock; a rise of ground of no great extent, above a level surface.
  • n. A ridge or pile of ice on an ice field.
  • n. Timbered land. See Hammock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A low elevation, hillock, or knoll.
  • n. The form of the hand when the fingers are joined and bent in an even line, or bunched with the end of the thumb: as, to mak' a hummock.
  • n. As much of any loose material as can be taken up in the hand with the fingers so bent: as, a hummock of meal.
  • n. A low hill of sand on the sea-shore. Compare dune.

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

  • n. a small natural hill


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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