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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hill  \Hill\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hilled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hilling}.] 
  To  surround  with  earth;  to  heap  or  draw  earth  around  or  upon 
  as  to  hill  corn. 
 
  Showing  them  how  to  plant  and  hill  it  --Palfrey. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hill  \Hill\,  n.  [OE.  hil,  hul,  AS  hyll;  akin  to  OD  hille,  hil, 
  L.  collis,  and  prob.  to  E.  haulm,  holm,  and  column.  Cf  2d 
  {Holm}.] 
  1.  A  natural  elevation  of  land,  or  a  mass  of  earth  rising 
  above  the  common  level  of  the  surrounding  land;  an 
  eminence  less  than  a  mountain. 
 
  Every  mountain  and  hill  shall  be  made  low  --Is.  xl 
  4. 
 
  2.  The  earth  raised  about  the  roots  of  a  plant  or  cluster  of 
  plants.  [U.  S.]  See  {Hill},  v.  t. 
 
  3.  A  single  cluster  or  group  of  plants  growing  close 
  together,  and  having  the  earth  heaped  up  about  them  as  a 
  hill  of  corn  or  potatoes.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {Hill  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  ant  ({Formica  rufa}),  of 
  Europe  and  America,  which  makes  mounds  or  ant-hills  over 
  its  nests. 
 
  {Hill  myna}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of  birds  of 
  India,  of  the  genus  {Gracula},  and  allied  to  the 
  starlings.  They  are  easily  taught  to  speak  many  words 
  [Written  also  {hill  mynah}.]  See  {Myna}. 
 
  {Hill  partridge}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  partridge  of  the  genus 
  {Aborophila},  of  which  numerous  species  in  habit  Southern 
  Asia  and  the  East  Indies. 
 
  {Hill  tit}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  numerous  species  of  small 
  Asiatic  singing  birds  of  the  family  {Leiotrichid[ae]}. 
  Many  are  beautifully  colored. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hill 
  n  1:  a  local  and  well-defined  elevation  of  the  land 
  2:  an  artificial  heap  or  bank  usually  of  earth  or  stones;  "they 
  built  small  mounds  to  hide  behind"  [syn:  {mound}] 
  3:  (in  baseball)  the  slight  elevation  on  which  the  pitcher 
  stands  [syn:  {mound},  {pitcher's  mound}] 
  v  :  form  into  a  hill 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Hill,  NH 
  Zip  code(s):  03243 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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. 
 




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