hill - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    an area of land that is higher than the land surrounding it but smaller and lower than a mountain

    the Pentland Hills

    an area popular with hill walkers

    the top/bottom of a hill:

    They climbed slowly to the top of the hill.

    on a hill:

    The village is built on a steep hill.

    in the hills:

    We went walking in the hills.

    1. a.
      a steep slope in a path or road

      Go up the hill and turn right at the lights.

      the brow (=top) of a hill:

      A motorcycle appeared over the brow of the hill.

  2. 2

    the Hill

    American informal the US Congress
  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    the hill you want to die on where you choose to make your stand

    In my opinion, this is not a hill to die on.

    Not every hill is worth dying on.

    Is this the hill you want to die on?

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 29/03/2017