Definitions for: Hill


[n] structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
[n] (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
[n] a local and well-defined elevation of the land
[n] risque English comedian (1925-1992)
[n] United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
[v] form into a hill



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.]
1. 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.

2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of
plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.

3. 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.


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. --Palfrey.

Synonyms: Alfred Hawthorne, Benny Hill, J. J. Hill, James Jerome Hill, mound, pitcher's mound

See Also: barbette, barrow, baseball diamond, baseball equipment, burial mound, businessman, Calvary, Capitol Hill, comedian, comic, construction, diamond, elevation, embankment, foothill, forge, form, Golgotha, grave mound, hammock, hillock, hillside, hummock, infield, knoll, man of affairs, mold, mould, mound, natural elevation, Palatine, shape, Sion, snowbank, structure, the Hill, tor, tumulus, work, Zion

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