WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
hill /hɪl/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. Geographya natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain:They learned to ski on a small hill.
  2. an incline;
    slope:a slight hill at the end of the street.
  3. an artificial heap, pile, or mound:a hill of trash.
Idioms
  1. Idiomsover the hill, advanced in age or no longer at one's best in performance:a football player over the hill at 35 years of age.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
hill  (hil),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Geographya natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.
  2. an incline, esp. in a road:This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.
  3. an artificial heap, pile, or mound:a hill made by ants.
  4. Botanya small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants.
  5. Botanythe plant or plants so surrounded:a hill of potatoes.
  6. Sport[Baseball.]mound1 (def. 4).
  7. Idiomsgo over the hill, [Slang.]
    • to break out of prison.
    • to absent oneself without leave from one's military unit.
    • to leave suddenly or mysteriously:Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.
  8. Idiomsover the hill: 
    • relatively advanced in age.
    • past one's prime.
  9. Governmentthe Hill. See  Capitol Hill. 

v.t. 
  1. to surround with hills:to hill potatoes.
  2. to form into a hill or heap.
hiller, n. 
  • bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English hyll; cognate with Middle Dutch hille, Latin collis hill; compare Latin culmen top, peak (see column, culminate), celsus lofty, very high, Gothic hallus rock, Lithuanian kálnas mountain, Greek kolōnós hill, kolophó̄n summit (see colophon)
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged eminence, prominence;
      mound, knoll, hillock;
      foothill.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged hollow, valley.

Hill  (hil),USA pronunciation n. 
    Ambrose Pow•ell  (pouəl),USA pronunciation 1825–65, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War. Archibald Viv•i•an  (vivē ən),USA pronunciation 1886–1977, English physiologist: Nobel prize for medicine 1922.
  1. BiographicalJames Jerome, 1838–1916, U.S. railroad builder and financier, born in Canada.
  2. BiographicalJoe, 1879–1915, U.S. labor organizer and songwriter, born in Sweden.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

hill /hɪl/ n
  1. a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth's surface, less high or craggy than a mountain
  2. (in combination): a hillside, a hilltop
  3. a heap or mound made by a person or animal
  4. (in combination): a dunghill
  5. an incline; slope
  6. over the hillinformal beyond one's prime
  7. slang absent without leave or deserting
vb (transitive)
  1. to form into a hill or mound
  2. to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth
Etymology: Old English hyll; related to Old Frisian holla head, Latin collis hill, Low German hull hill

ˈhilly adj



Hill /hɪl/ n
  1. Archibald Vivian. 1886–1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)
  2. Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)
  3. David Octavius 1802–70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821–48)
  4. Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)
  5. Graham. 1929–75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)
  6. Octavia. 1838–1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust
  7. Sir Rowland. 1795–1879, British originator of the penny postage
  8. Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I'm the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)



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