A hill is a high ridge or mound of land, not as tall as a mountain. A house on a hill has a great view of the surrounding countryside, and very little chance of being flooded.

You can hike or drive up a hill — a gentle upward slope, in either case. An accidental or deliberate mound of stuff is another kind of hill, like a hill of snow in your yard, or a hill of trash at the dump. What's considered a hill in mountainous India — a height of up to 10,000 feet — is absolutely a mountain in Great Britain, where a hill is defined as an elevation of less than 2,000 feet.

Definitions of hill
  1. noun
    a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    “they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia”
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    a hill to the to the west of the Athenian acropolis where met the highest governmental council of ancient Athens and later a judicial court
    a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
    originally a stronghold captured by David (the 2nd king of the Israelites); above it was built a temple and later the name extended to the whole hill; finally it became a synonym for the city of Jerusalem
    Cotswold Hills
    a range of low hills in southwestern England
    Cheviot Hills
    a range of hills on the border between England and Scotland
    Pennine Chain
    a system of hills in Britain that extend from the Scottish border in the north to the Trent River in the south; forms the watershed for English rivers
    Seven Hills of Rome
    the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built
    the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
    a hill in Northumberland where the invading Scots were defeated by the English in 1513
    Nilgiri Hills
    hills in southern India
    Capitol Hill
    a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets
    Breed's Hill
    a hill in Charlestown that was the site of the battle of Bunker Hill in 1775
    San Juan Hill
    a hill in eastern Cuba (near Santiago de Cuba) that was captured during the Spanish-American War
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    a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
    a relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain
    hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound
    a small natural hill
    a high rocky hill
    anthill, formicary
    a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
    kopje, koppie
    a small hill rising up from the African veld
    a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
    type of:
    elevation, natural elevation
    a raised or elevated geological formation
  2. noun
    structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    synonyms: mound
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    Antonine Wall
    a fortification 37 miles long across the narrowest part of southern Scotland (between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde); built in 140 to mark the frontier of the Roman province of Britain
    Great Wall of China
    a fortification 1,500 miles long built across northern China in the 3rd century BC; it averages 6 meters in width
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    (formerly) a mound of earth inside a fort from which heavy gun can be fired over the parapet
    barrow, burial mound, grave mound, tumulus
    (archeology) a heap of earth placed over prehistoric tombs
    a long artificial mound of stone or earth; built to hold back water or to support a road or as protection
    snow bank, snowbank
    a mound or heap of snow
    an embankment that is built in order to prevent a river from overflowing
    bulwark, rampart, wall
    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes
    type of:
    construction, structure
    a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts
  3. noun
    (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    synonyms: mound, pitcher's mound
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    type of:
    baseball equipment
    equipment used in playing baseball
  4. verb
    form into a hill
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    type of:
    forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
    make something, usually for a specific function
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