Meaning of HILL in English


n. & v.

n. 1 a a naturally raised area of land, not as high as a mountain. b (as the hills) Anglo-Ind. = hill-station. 2 (often in comb.) a heap; a mound (anthill; dunghill). 3 a sloping piece of road. 1 form into a hill. 2 (usu. foll. by up) bank up (plants) with soil. hill and dale (of a gramophone record) with groove-undulations in a vertical plane. hill-billy (pl. -ies) US 1 colloq., often derog. a person from a remote rural area in a southern State (cf. HICK). 2 folk music of or like that of the southern US. hill climb a race for vehicles up a steep hill. hill-fort a fort built on a hill. hill-station Anglo-Ind. a government settlement, esp. for holidays etc. during the hot season, in the low mountains of n. India. old as the hills very ancient. over the hill colloq. 1 past the prime of life; declining. 2 past the crisis. up hill and down dale see UP.

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