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hillnoun [C]

uk   us   /hɪl/
A2 an ​area of ​land that is ​higher than the ​surroundingland: Hills are not as high as ​mountains. Their ​house is on the ​top of a hill. In the ​summer, the ​shepherdsmovetheirsheep up into the hills (= an ​area where there are hills). a ​slope in a ​road: That hill's ​far too ​steep to ​cycle up.the Hill US Capitol Hill (= the US ​legislature or the ​place where it ​meets)

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

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hillnoun [C]

 us   /hɪl/
an ​area of ​land that ​slopes up to a ​pointhigher than the ​surroundingland and then ​slopes down again, but which is ​smaller than a ​mountain: They ​built a ​house on the ​top of a hill, ​overlooking the ​town. The ​highwayruns through ​rolling hills (= ​land that ​graduallyslopes up and down).the Hill infml The Hill is ​Capitol Hill.
hilly
adjective  us   /ˈhɪl·i/
The ​planecrashed in a hilly, ​heavilywoodedarea.
(Definition of hill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hill”
in Korean 언덕…
in Arabic تَلّ, هَضَبة…
in Malaysian bukit…
in French colline, pente…
in Russian холм…
in Chinese (Traditional) 小山,丘陵, (路的)斜坡…
in Italian collina…
in Turkish tepe, yükselti…
in Polish wzgórze, wzniesienie…
in Spanish colina, cuesta…
in Vietnamese đồi, dốc…
in Portuguese colina, morro…
in Thai เนินเขา, ทางลาดบนถนน…
in German die Anhöhe, der Hügel…
in Catalan turó…
in Japanese 丘, 小山…
in Chinese (Simplified) 小山,丘陵, (路的)斜坡…
in Indonesian bukit, tanjakan…
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