hilltop


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hill·top

 (hĭl′tŏp′)
n.
The crest or top of a hill.

hilltop

(ˈhɪlˌtɒp)
n
the top of a hill(as modifier)

hill•top

(ˈhɪlˌtɒp)

n.
the top or summit of a hill.
[1375–1425]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hilltop - the peak of a hillhilltop - the peak of a hill; "the sun set behind the brow of distant hills"
crest, summit, top, peak, tip, crown - the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill); "the view from the peak was magnificent"; "they clambered to the tip of Monadnock"; "the region is a few molecules wide at the summit"
Translations

hilltop

[ˈhɪltɒp] Ncumbre f

hilltop

[ˈhɪltɒp]
nsommet m de la (or d'une) colline
Their house stood on a wooded hilltop → Leur maison était située au sommet d'une colline boisée.
modif [village, town] → perché(e) sur une colline; [house, castle] → perché(e) sur une colline
a medieval hilltop village → un village médiéval perché sur une collinehill walker hill-walker nrandonneur/euse m/fhill walking hill-walking nrandonnée f (de basse montagne)
to go hill-walking → faire de la randonnée (de basse montagne)
He goes hill-walking in Skye in his spare time → Il fait de la randonnée à Skye pendant son temps libre.

hilltop

[ˈhɪlˌtɒp] nsommità f inv della collina
on the hilltop → in cima alla collina
References in classic literature ?
In that moment on the hilltop, they saw behind them a whirling black group on the snow.
I am on the hilltop and must go down into the valley; and when Uncas follows in my footsteps there will no longer be any of the blood of the Sagamores, for my boy is the last of the Mohicans.
Then the clustered brown towers perched on the green hilltop, and the old battlemented stone wall, stretching up and over the grassy ridge and disappearing in the leafy sea beyond, make a picture whose grace and beauty entirely satisfy the eye.
She sat by the window trying to make some sort of plan, watching the lightning play over the hilltop and the streams of rain chasing each other down the lightning rod.
Father Wolf waited till his cubs could run a little, and then on the night of the Pack Meeting took them and Mowgli and Mother Wolf to the Council Rock--a hilltop covered with stones and boulders where a hundred wolves could hide.
The hilltop, the cool air of the night, the company of the great monuments, the sight of the city under his feet, with its hills and valleys and crossing files of lamps, drew him by all he had of the poetic, and he turned that way; and by that quite innocent deflection, ripened the crop of his venial errors for the sickle of destiny.
All the officers and men of Denisov's squadron, though they tried to talk of other things and to look in other directions, thought only of what was there on the hilltop, and kept constantly looking at the patches appearing on the skyline, which they knew to be the enemy's troops.
They stood a long time on the hilltop, feasting their eyes on the splendor of the Emerald City.
He told me that his tribe had lived upon this hilltop always, and that there were other tribes like them dwelling upon other hilltops.
Showers of twigs and leaves fell upon them, and predicament followed predicament, until they emerged on the hilltop the worse for wear but happy and excited.
At last they came to a hilltop from which the tin castle of Nick Chopper could plainly be seen, its towers glistening magnificently under the rays of the declining sun.
Viewed from a hilltop it reflects the color of the sky; but near at hand it is of a yellowish tint next the shore where you can see the sand, then a light green, which gradually deepens to a uniform dark green in the body of the pond.