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hill British & World English

A naturally raised area of land, not as high or craggy as a mountain

hill English Thesaurus

he lived in a big house at the top of the hill

hill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(capital in names, as Box Hill)

Hill, Benny British & World English

(1925–92), English comedian; born Alfred Hawthorne. His risqué humour, as seen in the series The Benny Hill Show, had an international appeal

Hill, Damon British & World English

(B.1960), English motor-racing driver. Son of Graham Hill, he won the Formula One world championship in 1996

Hill, Graham British & World English

(1929–75), English motor-racing driver; full name Norman Graham Hill. He became Formula One world champion in 1962 and 1975

Hill, Octavia British & World English

(1838–1912), English housing reformer and co-founder of the National Trust (1895)

Hill, Sir Rowland British & World English

(1795–1879), English educationist, administrator, and inventor. He is chiefly remembered for his introduction of the penny postage-stamp system in 1840

hill fort British & World English

A fort built on a hill, in particular an area on a hilltop enclosed by a system of defensive banks and ditches, as used by Iron Age peoples in NW Europe

Nob Hill British & World English

A commercial district of northern San Francisco in California, long noted for the homes of the wealthy (“nobs”)

Rock Hill British & World English

An industrial city in northern South Carolina; population 67,339 (est. 2008)

Sam Hill British & World English

Used in exclamations as a euphemism for ‘hell’

Beacon Hill British & World English

A historic neighborhood in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, on high ground north of the Boston Common

Broken Hill British & World English

A town in New South Wales, Australia; population 20,001 (2008). It is a centre of lead, silver, and zinc mining

Bunker Hill British & World English

The first pitched battle (1775) of the War of American Independence (actually fought on Breed’s Hill near Boston, Massachusetts). Although the British won, the good performance of the untrained Americans gave considerable impetus to the Revolution

Chapel Hill British & World English

A town in north central North Carolina, home to the University of North Carolina as well as many research facilities; population 52,542 (est. 2008)

Cherry Hill British & World English

A township in southwestern New Jersey, southeast of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; population 70,846 (est. 2008)

hill climb British & World English

A race for vehicles up a steep hill

hill figure British & World English

An outline of a horse, human, or other design cut into the turf of a hill, especially in the chalk downs of southern England. The oldest of these (the White Horse at Uffington, Oxfordshire) is prehistoric

hill start British & World English

An act of starting to drive a vehicle from a stationary position on an incline

Kerry Hill British & World English

A sheep of a breed having a thick fleece and black markings near the muzzle and feet

Bunker Hill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

first pitched battle (1775) of the War of American Independence

Capitol Hill British & World English

The region around the Capitol in Washington DC (often as an allusive reference to the US Congress itself)

Chestnut Hill British & World English

An affluent suburban area west of Boston in Massachusetts, partly in Brookline and partly in Newton

hill station British & World English

A town in the low mountains of the Indian subcontinent, popular as a holiday resort during the hot season

Notting Hill British & World English

A district of NW central London, the scene of an annual street carnival

Silbury Hill British & World English

A Neolithic monument near Avebury in Wiltshire, a flat-topped conical mound more than 40 m (130 ft) high, which is the largest man-made prehistoric mound in Europe

Notting Hill New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

district of NW central London

Hamburger Hill British & World English

A name given to a mountain in central Vietnam, near the border with Laos, where hundreds of US soldiers were killed in a 1969 assault during the Vietnam War

Telegraph Hill British & World English

A hill neighborhood in San Francisco in California, named for the signal stations that surmounted it in the 19th century

over the hill British & World English

Old and past one’s best

San Juan Hill British & World English

A hill near Santiago de Cuba, in eastern Cuba, the scene of a July 1898 battle during the Spanish-American War

a hill of beans British & World English

A thing of little value

king of the hill British & World English

A children’s game in which the object is to beat one’s rivals to the top of a mound or other high place, and to keep possession of the place

Smoky Hill River British & World English

A river that flows for 540 miles (870 km) from Colorado across Kansas

Badon Hill, Battle of British & World English

An ancient British battle in which, according to one theory, the forces of King Arthur successfully defended themselves against the Saxons in ad 516. Another source implies that the battle was fought circa 500 but does not connect it with King Arthur

anthill British & World English

A nest in the form of a mound built by ants or termites

hilltop British & World English

The summit of a hill

dunghill British & World English

A heap of dung or refuse, especially in a farmyard

molehill British & World English

A small mound of earth thrown up by a mole burrowing near the surface

over the hill in hill British & World English

Old and past one’s best

hillwalking British & World English

The pastime of walking in hilly country

mynah British & World English

An Asian and Australasian starling that typically has dark plumage, gregarious behaviour, and a loud call


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