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 ?
It was only hard work when he had to break off the motion, which had become unconscious, and to think; when he had to mow round a hillock or a tuft of sorrel.
Not long afterwards, as he ascended a small hillock, he saw at its foot a Lion feeding on the Calf.
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.
Their bases swell gently from the plain, looking at that distance perfectly round and smooth; and upon the top of each is a vast hillock covered with snow, exactly corresponding to the nipple on the female breast.
In the centre was a hillock or tumulus, surmounted by a scorched hawthorn.
Let the reader picture to himself, crowning a limestone hillock, an oblong mass of masonry fifteen feet in height, thirty wide, forty long, with a gate, an external railing and a platform; on this platform sixteen enormous pillars of rough hewn stone, thirty feet in height, arranged in a colonnade round three of the four sides of the mass which support them, bound together at their summits by heavy beams, whence hung chains at intervals; on all these chains, skeletons; in the vicinity, on the plain, a stone cross and two gibbets of secondary importance, which seemed to have sprung up as shoots around the central gallows; above all this, in the sky, a perpetual flock of crows; that was Montfauçon.
At the top of each hillock that they mounted he would draw in his horse and, turning, scan the country to the rear with utmost care.
Look at it --a mere hillock, and elbow of sand; all beach, without a background.
Thus Chanticleer was left alone with his dead Partlet; and having dug a grave for her, he laid her in it, and made a little hillock over her.
Rostov stopped his horse for a moment on a hillock to see what was going on, but strain his attention as he would he could not understand or make out anything of what was happening: there in the smoke men of some sort were moving about, in front and behind moved lines of troops; but why, whither, and who they were, it was impossible to make out.
They found only one hillock with a stream at its base, so that Hook had no choice; here he must establish himself and wait for just before the dawn.
But now, let all the people build be a great temple and an altar below it and beneath the city and its sheer wall upon a rising hillock above Callichorus.