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The side or slope of a hill, situated between the foot and the summit.


the side of a hill



the side or slope of a hill.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hillside - the side or slope of a hillhillside - the side or slope of a hill    
brae - a slope or hillside
hill - a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia"
incline, slope, side - an elevated geological formation; "he climbed the steep slope"; "the house was built on the side of a mountain"
جانِب التَّلّه
hlíî, brekka
dağ eteği


[ˈhɪlsaɪd] Nladera f, falda f


[ˈhɪlsaɪd] ncoteau m
on the hillside → à flanc de coteau
I was staying in a house on the hillside above Lake Como → Je séjournais dans une maison à flanc de coteau, au-dessus du lac de Côme.hill start n (in vehicle)démarrage m en côte
to do a hill start → faire un démarrage en côte


[ˈhɪlˌsaɪd] npendio


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 ?
Every night we passed towns, some of them away up on black hillsides, nothing but just a shiny bed of lights; not a house could you see.
I shall gather manna for her morning and night: the plains and hillsides in the moon are bleached with manna, Adele.
Nothing could be more unlike his native town, set within sight of the widespread hillsides, than this low, wooded region, where he felt hidden even from the heavens by the screening trees and hedgerows.
Before Little Toomai had got the ringing out of his head, before even he had shifted his position, there was not an elephant in sight except Kala Nag, Pudmini, and the elephant with the rope-galls, and there was neither sign nor rustle nor whisper down the hillsides to show where the others had gone.
In and out amongst these green hills of what they call here the "Mittel Land" ran the road, losing itself as it swept round the grassy curve, or was shut out by the straggling ends of pine woods, which here and there ran down the hillsides like tongues of flame.
Some of these good people dwelt in log-huts, with the black forest all around them, on the steep and difficult hillsides.
As ravening wolves seize on kids or lambs, fastening on them when they are alone on the hillsides and have strayed from the main flock through the carelessness of the shepherd--and when the wolves see this they pounce upon them at once because they cannot defend themselves--even so did the Danaans now fall on the Trojans, who fled with ill-omened cries in their panic and had no more fight left in them.
I think the hillsides that best love the rose, At Bellosguardo or at Fiesole, Throw no such blossoms on the lap of spring, Or if they do their blossoms droop and die.
As you look at their gray stone huts against the scarred hillsides you leave your own age behind you, and if you were to see a skin- clad, hairy man crawl out from the low door fitting a flint-tipped arrow on to the string of his bow, you would feel that his presence there was more natural than your own.
As he had said, we found numerous caves in the hillsides about us, and into one of these we crept for the night.
All day long we sped through a mountainous country whose peaks were bright with sunshine, whose hillsides were dotted with pretty villas sitting in the midst of gardens and shrubbery, and whose deep ravines were cool and shady and looked ever so inviting from where we and the birds were winging our flight through the sultry upper air.
So, likewise, passed the summer with its yellow sunlight, its quivering heat and deep, bosky foliage, its long twilights and its mellow nights, through which the frogs croaked and fairy folk were said to be out on the hillsides.