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 ?
He told me that his tribe had lived upon this hilltop always, and that there were other tribes like them dwelling upon other hilltops.
From hilltops we saw fair green valleys lying spread out below, with streams winding through them, and island groves of trees here and there, and huge lonely oaks scattered about and casting black blots of shade; and beyond the valleys we saw the ranges of hills, blue with haze, stretching away in billowy per- spective to the horizon, with at wide intervals a dim fleck of white or gray on a wave-summit, which we knew was a castle.
He presently came to have a hunted sense and a hunted look, and then he fled away to the hilltops and the solitudes.
But Philip could not live long in the rarefied air of the hilltops. What had happened to him when first he was seized by the religious emotion happened to him now.
Soon the eastern hilltops had a fire-shot ruby rim.
It was one January morning, very early--a pinching, frosty morning--the cove all grey with hoar-frost, the ripple lapping softly on the stones, the sun still low and only touching the hilltops and shining far to seaward.
Gold and purple clouds lay on the hilltops, and rising high into the ruddy light were silvery white peaks that shone like the airy spires of some Celestial City.
How much does this custom among the Indian woman of repairing to the hilltops in the night, and pouring forth their wailings for the dead, call to mind the beautiful and affecting passage of Scripture, "In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
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.
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.
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.
I want to be able to look at a hilltop an' know it's my land, and know it's my land down the other side an' up the next hilltop, an' know that over beyond that, down alongside some creek, my mares are most likely grazin', an' their little colts grazin' with 'em or kickin' up their heels.