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[ hil ]SEE DEFINITION OF hill

Synonyms for hill

  • bluff
  • cliff
  • dune
  • highland
  • hillside
  • hilltop
  • ridge
  • slope
  • acclivity
  • ascent
  • butte
  • climb
  • down
  • drift
  • elevation
  • eminence
  • esker
  • fell
  • gradient
  • headland
  • heap
  • height
  • hillock
  • hummock
  • inclination
  • incline
  • knoll
  • mesa
  • mound
  • mount
  • precipice
  • prominence
  • promontory
  • protuberance
  • range
  • rise
  • shock
  • stack
  • summit
  • talus
  • tor
  • upland
  • rising ground
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Antonyms for hill

  • bottom
  • decline
  • depression
  • lowness
  • nadir
  • unimportance
  • canyon
  • ditch
  • gulley
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HILL

Bivouacked on North-West side of hill, at a small water-hole.

The sides of this hill he covered with a layer of bricks that the sand might not be blown away.

Windich and I fired our revolvers at them several times, and chased them up the hill.

This afternoon I took a round of angles and bearings from a pile of stones on the hill.

We sighted the range and hill seen by my brother, and reached it at sundown.

They all descended from the hill and came on slowly towards us.

The view from the summit of the hill is commanding and beautiful, but its grape is unique.

And Jeff Rankin rose without a word and lumbered to the top of the hill.

As a rule he waited on the top of the hill in the clump of pines.

Down the hill they thundered, over the brook and up to the scene of the contest.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hyll "hill," from Proto-Germanic *hulni- (cf. Middle Dutch hille, Low German hull "hill," Old Norse hallr "stone," Gothic hallus "rock," Old Norse holmr "islet in a bay," Old English holm "rising land, island"), from PIE root *kel- "to rise, be elevated, be prominent" (cf. Sanskrit kutam "top, skull;" Latin collis "hill," columna "projecting object," culmen "top, summit," cellere "raise," celsus "high;" Greek kolonos "hill," kolophon "summit;" Lithuanian kalnas "mountain," kalnelis "hill," kelti "raise"). Formerly including mountains, now usually confined to heights under 2,000 feet.

Phrase over the hill "past one's prime" is first recorded 1950.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HILL

acclivity

nounincline
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  • rise
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barrow

noungrave
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