hill

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
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n a local and well-defined elevation of the land

“they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia”
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Areopagus
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
Golgotha
a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified
Sion
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
Palatine
the most important of the Seven Hills of Rome; supposedly the location of the first settlement and the site of many imperial palaces
Flodden
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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butte
a hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding region; has a flat top and sloping sides
foothill
a relatively low hill on the lower slope of a mountain
hammock, hillock, hummock, knoll, mound
a small natural hill
tor
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
molehill
a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing
Type of:
elevation, natural elevation
a raised or elevated geological formation

n 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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barbette
(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
embankment
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
levee
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

n (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

Synonyms:
mound, pitcher's mound
Type of:
baseball equipment
equipment used in playing baseball

v form into a hill

Type of:
forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work
make something, usually for a specific function

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