Hill



noun
1.
a natural elevation of the earth’s surface, smaller than a mountain.
2.
an incline, especially in a road:
This old jalopy won’t make it up the next hill.
3.
an artificial heap, pile, or mound:
a hill made by ants.
4.
a small mound of earth raised about a cultivated plant or a cluster of such plants.
5.
the plant or plants so surrounded:
a hill of potatoes.
6.
Baseball. mound1 (def 4).
7.
the Hill, Capitol Hill.
verb (used with object)
8.
to surround with hills:
to hill potatoes.
9.
to form into a hill or heap.
Idioms
10.
go over the hill, Slang.

to break out of prison.
to absent oneself without leave from one’s military unit.
to leave suddenly or mysteriously:
Rumor has it that her husband has gone over the hill.

11.
over the hill,

relatively advanced in age.
past one’s prime.

noun
1.
Ambrose Powell
[pou-uh l] /ˈpaʊ əl/ (Show IPA), 1825–65, Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War.
2.
Archibald Vivian
[viv-ee-uh n] /ˈvɪv i ən/ (Show IPA), 1886–1977, English physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1922.
3.
James Jerome, 1838–1916, U.S. railroad builder and financier, born in Canada.
4.
Joe, 1879–1915, U.S. labor organizer and songwriter, born in Sweden.
Capitol Hill
noun
1.
the small hill in Washington, D.C., on which the Capitol stands.
2.
Informal. the U.S. Congress.
noun
1.

a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth’s surface, less high or craggy than a mountain
(in combination): a hillside, a hilltop

2.

a heap or mound made by a person or animal
(in combination): a dunghill

3.
an incline; slope
4.
over the hill

(informal) beyond one’s prime
(military, slang) absent without leave or deserting

5.
up hill and down dale, strenuously and persistently
verb (transitive)
6.
to form into a hill or mound
7.
to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth
noun
1.
Archibald Vivian. 1886–1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)
2.
Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)
3.
David Octavius 1802–70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821–48)
4.
Sir Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)
5.
Graham. 1929–75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)
6.
Octavia. 1838–1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust
7.
Sir Rowland. 1795–1879, British originator of the penny postage
8.
Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I’m the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)

Hill (hĭl), Archibald Vivian. 1886-1977.

British physiologist. He shared a 1922 Nobel Prize for his investigation of heat production in muscles and nerves.

Capitol Hill definition

A hill in Washington, D.C., on which the United States Capitol building sits. (See photo, next page.) The House of Representatives and the Senate meet in the Capitol. (See on the Hill.)
hill

noun

The pitcher’s mound (1908+ Baseball)

Related Terms

drive someone over the hill, go over the hill, over the hill
Hill

Related Terms

sam hill

(1.) Heb. gib’eah, a curved or rounded hill, such as are common to Palestine (Ps. 65:12; 72:3; 114:4, 6). (2.) Heb. har, properly a mountain range rather than an individual eminence (Ex. 24:4, 12, 13, 18; Num. 14:40, 44, 45). In Deut. 1:7, Josh. 9:1; 10:40; 11:16, it denotes the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, which forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. (3.) Heb. ma’aleh in 1 Sam. 9:11. Authorized Version “hill” is correctly rendered in the Revised Version “ascent.” (4.) In Luke 9:37 the “hill” is the Mount of Transfiguration.

see:

downhill all the way
go downhill
head for (the hills)
make a mountain out of a molehill
not worth a dime (hill of beans)
old as Adam (the hills)
over the hill

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