hillock


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hill·ock

 (hĭl′ək)
n.
1. A small hill.
2. Biology A small protuberance or elevation, as from an organ, tissue, or structure.

[Middle English hillok, from hil, hill; see hill.]

hill′ock·y adj.

hillock

(ˈhɪlək)
n
(Physical Geography) a small hill or mound
[C14 hilloc, from hill + -ock]
ˈhillocked, ˈhillocky adj

hill•ock

(ˈhɪl ək)

n.
a small hill.
[1350–1400]
hill′ocked, hill′ock•y, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hillock - a small natural hillhillock - a small natural hill      
anthill, formicary - a mound of earth made by ants as they dig their nest
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
kopje, koppie - a small hill rising up from the African veld
molehill - a mound of earth made by moles while burrowing

hillock

noun mound, knoll, hummock, barrow, knap (dialect), tump (Western English dialect), monticule He had spent the night huddled behind a hillock for shelter.
Translations
تَلَّه، أكَمَه
kopeček
lille bakke
hóll
tepeciktümsek

hillock

[ˈhɪlək] Nmontículo m, altozano m

hillock

[ˈhɪlək] npetite colline f, butte f

hillock

nHügel m, → Anhöhe f

hillock

[ˈhɪlək] ncollinetta, poggio

hill

(hil)
1. noun a piece of high land, smaller than a mountain. We went for a walk in the hills yesterday.
2. a slope on a road. This car has difficulty going up steep hills.
ˈhillock (-lək) noun
a small hill.
ˈhilly adjective
having many hills. hilly country.
ˈhillside noun
the side or slope of a hill. The hillside was covered with new housing.
References in classic literature ?
After penetrating through the brush, matted as it was with briars, for a few hundred feet, he entered an open space, that surrounded a low, green hillock, which was crowned by the decayed blockhouse in question.
The leaves might bestrew him, and the soil gradually accumulate and form a little hillock over his frame, no matter whether there were life in it or no.
Look at it --a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.
We put in a little iron pump, one of the first turned out by my works near the capital; we bored into a stone reservoir which stood against the outer wall of the well-chamber and inserted a section of lead pipe that was long enough to reach to the door of the chapel and project beyond the threshold, where the gushing water would be visible to the two hundred and fifty acres of people I was intending should be present on the flat plain in front of this little holy hillock at the proper time.
Climb to that hillock, pass that bank, and by the time you reach the other side I shall have raised the birds.
A considerable open space, in the midst of this glade, seemed formerly to have been dedicated to the rites of Druidical superstition; for, on the summit of a hillock, so regular as to seem artificial, there still remained part of a circle of rough unhewn stones, of large dimensions.
Then he staggered away with her across the fields, gasping out in reply to the inarticulate remonstrances which burst from her as he stumbled and reeled at every hillock, "Your weight is increasing at the rate of a stone a second, my love.
I walked towards the north-east coast, over against Blefuscu, where, lying down behind a hillock, I took out my small perspective glass, and viewed the enemy's fleet at anchor, consisting of about fifty men of war, and a great number of transports: I then came back to my house, and gave orders (for which I had a warrant) for a great quantity of the strongest cable and bars of iron.
But attend to me and observe, for I wish to give thee some account of the chief knights who accompany these two armies; and that thou mayest the better see and mark, let us withdraw to that hillock which rises yonder, whence both armies may be seen.
In the centre was a hillock or tumulus, surmounted by a scorched hawthorn.
I had often seen one placed at the end of a road on a hillock, and in the light of the sun its black arms, bending in every direction, always reminded me of the claws of an immense beetle, and I assure you it was never without emotion that I gazed on it, for I could not help thinking how wonderful it was that these various signs should be made to cleave the air with such precision as to convey to the distance of three hundred leagues the ideas and wishes of a man sitting at a table at one end of the line to another man similarly placed at the opposite extremity, and all this effected by a simple act of volition on the part of the sender of the message.
They lifted their eyes every chance to the smoke- wreathed hillock from whence the hostile battery addressed them.