Meaning of HILL in English
/ hɪl; NAmE / noun
[ C ] an area of land that is higher than the land around it, but not as high as a mountain :
a region of gently rolling hills
a hill farm / town / fort
The house is built on the side of a hill overlooking the river.
I love walking in the hills (= in the area where there are hills) .
—see also anthill , foothill , molehill
[ C ] a slope on a road :
Always take care when driving down steep hills .
a hill start (= the act of starting a vehicle on a slope)
—see also downhill , uphill
the Hill [ sing. ] ( NAmE , informal ) = Capitol Hill
- a hill of beans
- over the hill
—more at old
Old English hyll , of Germanic origin; from an Indo-European root shared by Latin collis and Greek kolōnos hill.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005