• WordNet 3.6
    • v hill form into a hill
    • n hill structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones "they built small mounds to hide behind"
    • n hill (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
    • n hill a local and well-defined elevation of the land "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
    • n Hill risque English comedian (1925-1992)
    • n Hill United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Rock Hill, Hambledon Rock Hill, Hambledon
The Thames from Richmond Hill The Thames from Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Richmond Hill
Old Rochester Theatre, Star Hill Old Rochester Theatre, Star Hill
Gad's Hill Place from the rear Gad's Hill Place from the rear
The Well at Gad's Hill Place The Well at Gad's Hill Place
The Porch, Gad's Hill Place The Porch, Gad's Hill Place
Over the Hills music Over the Hills music

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Hills Brothers Ground Vacuum Packed Coffee was first introduced in 1900.
    • Hill A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. "Every mountain and hill shall be made low."
    • Hill A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes.
    • Hill The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. U. S See Hill v. t.
    • v. t Hill To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn. "Showing them how to plant and hill it."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest place-name still in use is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapikimaungahoronukupokaiw en uaitnatahu, a New Zealand hill.
    • n hill A conspicuous natural elevation of the earth's surface; a natural eminence of indefinite height, usually rounded or conical. The name hill is usually applied to elevations smaller than a mountain and larger than a mound; but the terms are merely relative, elevations of the same height being called hills in one locality and mountains in another, usually according to the more or less mountainous character of the region.
    • n hill A heap; a hillock; a pile: as, a dunghill; an ant-hill; a mole-hill.
    • n hill A little mound raised about a cluster of cultivated plants: as, a hill of maize or potatoes.
    • n hill In heraldry, the representation of a hill, usually green when only one is used.
    • hill To form small hills or heaps of earth around; form into hills or heaps: as, to hill corn; to hill the ground.
    • hill To heap; accumulate.
    • hill To form into a heap; gather.
    • hill To cover.
    • hill To pour out.
    • n hill The cluster of plants in a hill. Formerly, the practice of ‘hilling’ was general, when only hand tools were used; but latterly the universal tendency is to practise level culture. While the hill itself has disappeared, the group of plants has taken the name. A ‘hill,’ therefore, is a more or less separated or detached group of two or more plants, in contradistinction to the single plants that follow each other regularly in a drill.
    • hill To assemble on rising ground.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The seven hills of Rome are the Palatine (on which the original city was built), the Capitoline, Quirinal, Viminal, Esquiline, Caelian, and Aventine.
    • n Hill hil a high mass of land, less than a mountain
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  • Arnold Bennet
    Arnold Bennet
    “It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.”
  • Charles M. Schulz
    “Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.”
  • Arnold Bennett
    “It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.”
  • Woody Allen
    “In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “The history of persecution is a history of endeavors to cheat nature, to make water run up hill, to twist a rope of sand.”


Head for the hills - If people head for the hills, they run away from trouble.
Older than the hills - Something or someone's that's older than the hills is extremely old.
Over the hill - If someone is over the hill they have reached an age at which they can longer perform as well as they used to.
Up the wooden hill - When you go up the wooden hill, you go up the stairs to bed.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll,; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column,. Cf. 2d Holm
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hyll; cf. L. collis, a hill, celsus, high.


In literature:

He made a spring, but fell down the side of the hill.
"Thirty Indian Legends" by Margaret Bemister
An hour before dawn Breed left the spot and traveled back to the edge of the hills where he bedded for the day.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
We next climbed a hill near this, which we found rough and rugged, as every hill here is.
"The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"" by George Davidson
This was the capture of the hill known as Inniskilling, or Hart's Hill.
"The Second Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers in the South African War" by Cecil Francis Romer and Arthur Edward Mainwaring
On this hill Romulus had built a fortress, as a sort of outwork of his new city.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Naki discovered, midway on the hill, two pairs of footprints, which seemed to indicate that two persons had lately started up the hill.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
The man who had chased an inoffensive sheep herder from the range, and whose name stood for lawlessness in the hill country!
"The Gold Girl" by James B. Hendryx
South of this hill and east of Ladysmith is a table-headed hill called Umbulwana.
"South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6)" by Louis Creswicke
Then the boundary was up over Telegraph Hill and down to that portion of the shore that faces Oakland.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
She was a wild, free thing of the hills, undisciplined by life.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine

In poetry:

Squat in the hollows
Of the hills,
There is an ordure
No wind kills.
"Blue Marl " by Norman MacLeod
'Huntsman Rody, blow the horn,
Make the hills reply.'
'I cannot blow upon my horn,
I can but weep and sigh.'
"The Ballad Of The Foxhunter" by William Butler Yeats
The road, the wood, the heaven, the hills
Are not a World to-day--
But just a place God's made for us
In which to play.
"Love’s Way To Childhood" by Cale Young Rice
So thou, thy shield upon thy arm,
O'er hill and dale dost ride,
And I, thy little serving-boy,
Run singing by thy side.
"The Little Serving-Boy" by Cicely Fox Smith
And another and another!
'Tis a cry more wild than all;
And the hills with muffled voices
Answer 'Daphne!' to the call.
"Daphne" by George Meredith
Why come from yon leaf-shaded hill,
A suppliant at my door?--
Why ask of me to whip poor Will?
And is Will really poor?
"The Whip-Poor-Will." by George Pope Morris

In news:

Funeral services for Mrs Avanelle Galloway Hunter, 85, of Rock Hill, S.C. Will be held at 2 pm on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012, at the Church of Christ, 339 Charlotte Ave, Rock Hill, S.C. Minister David R Pharr will officiate.
(left to right) Dexter Lewis, Joseph Nathanael Hill, Lynell J Hill (Photos provided by the Denver Police Department).
The hiring of Abbott comes at a time when the Worcester County Horticultural Society and Tower Hill Botanic Garden are looking to expand the role of Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Worcester and across the Commonwealth and New England.
The geology of Titlow Hill — lots of unstable sections — makes much of it unsuitable for roads and buildings (see "Titlow Hill Blues," Feb 18).
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—The Golden Globe nominations for best actress in a dramatic film have been announced in Beverly Hills, Calif, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
HOLLYWOOD HILLS — Best-selling author Gore Vidal died in his Hollywood Hills home on Tuesday, July 31 around 6:45 pm at the age of 86.
Randy Thompson Photography for Bryan County Now Richmond Hill's Dominique Allen is tripped up the Groves High defense and held to a short gain during Friday's game at the Richmond Hill Stadium.
She was born April 30, 1923, in Blairsville, GA, a daughter of the late Benjamine Hill and Bessie Mae Nichols Hill.
"It's a credit to Pebble Beach head pro Chuck Dunbar, (Pebble Beach) superintendent Chris Dalhamer, Spyglass Hill head pro Jin Park and (Spyglass Hill) superintendent Bob Yeo and their staffs," Warren said.
OAK HILL — In what turned out to be nothing short of an absolute back-and-forth football brawl, Oak Hill held on to a 29-26, final-minute victory over Hillsdale in the most intense of ways Saturday in their Division V, Region 19 quarterfinal.
Hill , once a member of the Fugees, is best known for "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill ," the 1998 album that won five Grammys, including Album of the Year.
Vickie Sculimbrene educated the audience on Spring Hill 's history, which dates back to 1889 when the first Spring Hill building was constructed.
Douglas Duncan, president of Anaheim Hills (Calif.)-based Almond Hill Enterprises, a two-person software company, wants to hire , but, he says, "I can't get the funding.".
SPRING HILL — The Tennessee Children's Home hosted a banquet to honor supporters of the ninth annual John Maher Builders Spring Hill Country Ham Festival Nov 13 at the historic Ferguson Hall, part of the Children's Home campus in Spring Hill.
He was born on Sunday, Oct 2, 1921, in Georgia, son of the late Horace Harold Hill and the late Lillie Mae Albritton Hill.

In science:

Erd´elyi et al., ed., Higher Trascendental Functions (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1953).
Is the purely biquadratic spin 1 chain always massive?
Hille, G. R¨ohrle, On parabolic subgroups of classical groups with a finite number of orbits on the unipotent radical, C.R.
Moore-Penrose inverse, parabolic subgroups, and Jordan pairs
Papoulis, Probability Theory, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes, McGraw Hill (1965).
Monte Carlo: Basics
Rudin, Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Mc Graw-Hill, (1953).
Classification on the average of random walks
Hille, Analytic Function Theory: vol. I, Chelsea Publ. co., New York, N.Y. (1959).
Classification on the average of random walks