Hypertext Webster Gateway: "hill"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

(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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Hill \Hill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
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
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.

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) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a local and well-defined elevation of the land
2: structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually
of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide
behind" [syn: {mound}]
3: United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916) [syn: {Hill}, {J.
J. Hill}, {James Jerome Hill}]
4: risque English comedian (1925-1992) [syn: {Hill}, {Benny
Hill}, {Alfred Hawthorne}]
5: (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher
stands [syn: {mound}, {pitcher's mound}]
v : form into a hill

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