Meaning of HILL in English


— hiller , n.

/hil/ , n.

1. a natural elevation of the earth's surface, smaller than a mountain.

2. an incline, esp. in a road: This old jalopy won't make it up the next hill.

3. an artificial heap, pile, or mound: a hill made by ants.

4. a small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants.

5. the plant or plants so surrounded: a hill of potatoes.

6. Baseball. mound 1 (def. 4).

7. go over the hill , Slang.

a. to break out of prison.

b. to absent oneself without leave from one's military unit.

c. to leave suddenly or mysteriously: Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.

8. over the hill ,

a. relatively advanced in age.

b. past one's prime.

9. the Hill . See Capitol Hill .


10. to surround with hills: to hill potatoes.

11. to form into a hill or heap.

[ bef. 1000; ME; OE hyll; c. MD hille, L collis hill; cf. L culmen top, peak (see COLUMN, CULMINATE), celsus lofty, very high, Goth hallus rock, Lith kálnas mountain, Gk kolonós hill, kolophón summit (see COLOPHON) ]

Syn. 1. eminence, prominence; mound, knoll, hillock; foothill.

Ant. 1. hollow, valley.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .