Definition of “hill” - English Dictionary

“hill” in English

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hillnoun [ C ]

uk /hɪl/ us /hɪl/

A2 an area of land that is higher than the surrounding land:

Hills are not as high as mountains.
Their house is on the top of a hill.
In the summer, the shepherds move their sheep 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)

“hill” in American English

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hillnoun [ C ]

us /hɪl/

an area of land that slopes up to a point higher than the surrounding land 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 highway runs through rolling hills (= land that gradually slopes up and down).
the Hill infml

The Hill is Capitol Hill.

adjective us /ˈhɪl·i/

The plane crashed in a hilly, heavily wooded area.

(Definition of “hill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)