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hill

 (hĭl)
n.
1. A well-defined natural elevation smaller than a mountain.
2. A small heap, pile, or mound.
3.
a. A mound of earth piled around and over a plant.
b. A plant thus covered.
4. An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
5. Hill
a. Capitol Hill. Often used with the.
b. The US Congress. Often used with the.
tr.v. hilled, hill·ing, hills
1. To form into a hill, pile, or heap.
2. To cover (a plant) with a mound of soil.
Idiom:
over the hill Informal
Past one's prime.

[Middle English hil, from Old English hyll; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

hill′er n.

hills

(hɪlz)
pl n
1. (Physical Geography) the hills a hilly and often remote region
2. as old as the hills very old
References in classic literature ?
Jo pointed, and Laurie sat up to examine, for through an opening in the wood one could look cross the wide, blue river, the meadows on the other side, far over the outskirts of the great city, to the green hills that rose to meet the sky.
If you knew the Winesburg country in the fall and how the low hills are all splashed with yellows and reds you would understand his feeling.
But finally the party emerged from the lowlands of the coast and went up in among the hills, where though the going was harder, the climate was better.
There seemed to be nothing to see; no fences, no creeks or trees, no hills or fields.
The noise reached far out over the plain and across the hills and awoke the little babes that were sleeping in their cradles.
At length the sun set in a flood of glory, behind the distant western hills, and as darkness drew its veil around the secluded spot the sounds of preparation diminished; the last light finally disappeared from the log cabin of some officer; the trees cast their deeper shadows over the mounds and the rippling stream, and a silence soon pervaded the camp, as deep as that which reigned in the vast forest by which it was environed.
The theory so enthusiastically held by the original locators, that Devil's Ford was a vast sink that had, through ages, exhausted and absorbed the trickling wealth of the adjacent hills and valleys, was suffering an ironical corroboration.
The spires of meeting-houses seemed set adrift from their foundations; the broad-based hills glided away.
It stood on the shore, looking across a basin of the sea at the forest-covered hills, towards the west.
Not far from this village, perhaps about two miles, there is a little valley or rather lap of land among high hills, which is one of the quietest places in the whole world.
Huge hills and mountains of casks on casks were piled upon her wharves, and side by side the world-wandering whale ships lay silent and safely moored at last; while from others came a sound of carpenters and coopers, with blended noises of fires and forges to melt the pitch, all betokening that new cruises were on the start; that one most perilous and long voyage ended, only begins a second; and a second ended, only begins a third, and so on, for ever and for aye.
Yet so vast is the quantity of blood in him, and so distant and numerous its interior fountains, that he will keep thus bleeding and bleeding for a considerable period; even as in a drought a river will flow, whose source is in the well-springs of far-off and undiscernible hills.