Meaning of “anthill” in the English Dictionary

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"anthill" in British English

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anthillnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈænt.hɪl/ us /ˈænt.hɪl/


  • One anthill is very much like another.
  • Some large anthills, and very small palm trees, not six feet in height, were noticed for the first time so far south.
  • The great anthill was troubled to its very lowest depth.
  • The slope resembled an anthill.
  • The whole country, both hill and valley, wood and plain, abounds with anthills, some of which are six or eight feet high, and twice as much in circumference.

(Definition of “anthill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)