Crossword clues for hill
- What Jack and Jill went up
- Setting of Sisyphus' perpetual rock-pushing
- Marathon runner's bane
- United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
- Risque English comedian (1925-1992)
- Structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
- A local and well-defined elevation of the land
- (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
- One of seven in Rome
- Ants' creation
- San Juan ___
- Marathoner's ordeal
- Auto racer Graham
- Cleland's Fanny
- See 23 Across
- Capitol or Capitoline
- Blueberry or Bunker
- Kop, to a Boer
- Sam or San Juan
- Beans measurement
- Highway sign
- Capitol site, with "the"
- Challenge, metaphorically
- ___ Valley ("Back to the Future" locale)
- San Francisco's Nob ___
- Sledding spot
- See 13-Down
- Bunker ___
- Sledder's spot
- Site of Jack and Jill's spill
- Washington's Capitol ___
- King's position, in a game
- One of a Roman septet
- Challenge for Jack and Jill
- Capitol ___
- Over the ___
- Reason to downshift
- Hit 2006 horror film based on a video game series
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Hill \Hill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Hilling.] To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.
Showing them how to plant and hill it.
Hill \Hill\, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d Holm.]
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.
--Is. xl. 4.
The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.
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. [U. S.]
Hill ant (Zo["o]l.), a common ant ( Formica rufa), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests.
Hill myna (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus Gracula, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. [Written also hill mynah.] See Myna.
Hill partridge (Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Hill tit (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]. Many are beautifully colored.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hyll "hill," from Proto-Germanic *hulni- (cognates: 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- (4) "to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill" (cognates: 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. In Great Britain heights under 2,000 feet are generally called hills; 'mountain' being confined to the greater elevations of the Lake District, of North Wales, and of the Scottish Highlands; but, in India, ranges of 5,000 and even 10,000 feet are commonly called 'hills,' in contrast with the Himalaya Mountains, many peaks of which rise beyond 20,000 feet. [OED]\n
\nThe term mountain is very loosely used. It commonly means any unusual elevation. In New England and central New York, elevations of from one to two thousand feet are called hills, but on the plains of Texas, a hill of a few hundred feet is called a mountain. [Ralph S. Tarr, "Elementary Geology," Macmillan, 1903]\n
\nDespite the differences in defining mountain systems, Penck (1896), Supan (1911) and Obst (1914) agreed that the distinction between hills, mountains, and mountain systems according to areal extent or height is not a suitable classification.
["Geographic Information Science and Mountain Geomorphology," 2004]\nPhrase over the hill "past one's prime" is first recorded 1950.
n. 1 An elevated location smaller than a mountain. 2 A sloping road. 3 (label en US) A heap of earth surrounding a plant. 4 (label en US) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them. 5 (label en baseball) The pitcher’s mound. vb. 1 To form into a heap or mound. 2 To heap or draw earth around plants.
n. a local and well-defined elevation of the land
structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind" [syn: mound]
United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916) [syn: J. J. Hill, James Jerome Hill]
risque English comedian (1925-1992) [syn: Benny Hill, Alfred Hawthorne]
v. form into a hill
Housing Units (2000): 7453
Land area (2000): 2896.361217 sq. miles (7501.540796 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 19.686170 sq. miles (50.986945 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2916.047387 sq. miles (7552.527741 sq. km)
Located within: Montana (MT), FIPS 30
Location: 48.559559 N, 110.030529 W
Hill County, MT
Housing Units (2000): 14624
Land area (2000): 962.360148 sq. miles (2492.501234 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 23.287823 sq. miles (60.315182 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 985.647971 sq. miles (2552.816416 sq. km)
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.996685 N, 97.156742 W
Hill County, TX
A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. It often has a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit (e.g. Box Hill, Surrey).
Hill is a surname of English origin, meaning "a person who lived on a hill", or derived from the Greek or Latin name Hilary or Hillary. It is the 36th most common surname in England and 37th most common in the United States.
Hill (first name and details unknown) was an English cricketer who played for pre-county club Sussex. He made a single first-class appearance for the team, against 1825, against pre-county club Hampshire.
Batting as an opener, Hill scored 6 runs in the first innings, and 1 run in the second.
The Hill is a stream in the High Fens in east Belgium.
thumb|right|240px|Hill crater (lower right) and Carmichael crater (upper left) from Apollo 15. NASA photo. Hill is a small lunar impact crater that is located to the west of the prominent crater Macrobius, near the eastern edge of the Sinus Amoris. This crater was previously designated Macrobius B before being given a name by the IAU. It lies just to the north-northeast of Carmichael, another renamed satellite crater of Macrobius.
This is a circular, bowl-shaped crater with an inner wall that has a relatively high albedo compared to the surrounding terrain. The inner walls are symmetrical in form, and slope gently down to the small floor at the midpoint, a surface about one-fourth the diameter of the crater. This formation is not significantly eroded, and is otherwise indistinguishable from many similar craters on the Moon.
Hill usually refers to a raised landform.
Hill may also refer to:
- The Hill equation (biochemistry) is an equation used in biochemical characterization
- The Hill differential equation is, in mathematics, a second-order linear ordinary differential equation
- Hill (surname), the surname of many people
- Hill (constructor), a 1970s Formula One team
- Hill Zaini (born 1987), Bruneian recording artist and actor
- Hill (stream), a 25-km-long stream that rises in the Eifel mountains
- Hill Island, Nunavut
- Hill, Gloucestershire
- Hill, Warwickshire
- Hill, West Midlands
- Hill, New Hampshire
- Hill, Wisconsin
- Hill County, Montana
- Hill County, Texas
- Hill Township, Michigan
- Hill Township, Minnesota
- Hill Township, Knox County, Nebraska
- Fort A.P. Hill, a U.S. Army facility near Bowling Green, Virginia
- Hill Air Force Base, a U.S. Air Force facility near Ogden, Utah
Usage examples of "hill".
The name of his partially duped accomplice and abettor in this last marvelous assault, is no other than PHILIP LYNCH, Editor and Proprietor of the Gold Hill News.
Now he thought that he would abide their coming and see if he might join their company, since if he crossed the water he would be on the backward way: and it was but a little while ere the head of them came up over the hill, and were presently going past Ralph, who rose up to look on them, and be seen of them, but they took little heed of him.
Beyond, the woods and hills of the tiny world appeared to drop with an increasing, breath-taking abruptness, so that he felt as if he were perched insecurely on the top of a great green ball, afloat in a chasm of starry purple-blue.
The people hauled in to testify about why they voted absentee offered a vivid picture of the fierce loyalties, rough politics, and economic pressures that shaped the lives of Arkansas hill people.
Baron was always very respectful to Mr Aching since Granny had died two years ago, calling him the finest shepherd in these hills, and was generally held by the people in the village to be not too bad these days.
Down in the village decisions were made, things were done, life went on in the knowledge that in her old wheeled shepherding hut on the hills Granny Aching was there, watching.
The chalk had been put back over her and Granny Aching, who always said that the hills were in her bones, now had her bones in the hills.
He nodded toward the hills above the Achor Marshes on the shores of the sea of Gerizim.
The hills above the Achor Marshes were riddled with deep limestone caverns, and they had been prepared as an alternate capital many years before, during one of the many factional wars that had marred the history of human relations of Kingdom.
On the left side of this wood--that is, the left side to the advancing troops--there stretched a long nullah or hollow, which ran perpendicularly to the hill, and served rather as a conductor of bullets than as a cover.
In front of the advancing British there lay a rolling hill, topped by a further one.
It would just be me and her on a high hill and me rolling the rocks down the hill faces and teeth and all by God until she was quiet and not that goddamn adze going One lick less.
The long Aenean stride readily matched wagons bumping and groaning over roadless wrinkled hills.
And he saw her afar as leaves in the winds of autumn, and in winter as a star upon a hill, but a chain was upon his limbs.
There befell the battle of Huan and Wolf-Sauron, and howls and baying echoed in the hills, and the watchers on the walls of Ered Wethrin across the valley heard it afar and were dismayed.