Hill ant
Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence less than a mountain. [1913 Webster]

Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl. 4. [1913 Webster]

2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See {Hill}, v. t. [1913 Webster]

3. A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]

{Hill ant} (Zo["o]l.), a common ant ({Formica rufa}), of Europe and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its nests.

{Hill myna} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of birds of India, of the genus {Gracula}, and allied to the starlings. They are easily taught to speak many words. [Written also {hill mynah}.] See {Myna}.

{Hill partridge} (Zo["o]l.), a partridge of the genus {Aborophila}, of which numerous species in habit Southern Asia and the East Indies.

{Hill tit} (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic singing birds of the family {Leiotrichid[ae]}. Many are beautifully colored. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hill — Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an eminence… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill myna — Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hill mynah — Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill partridge — Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hill tit — Hill Hill, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil, L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d {Holm}.] 1. A natural elevation of land, or a mass of earth rising above the common level of the surrounding land; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ant — Ant·a·buse; ant·ambulacral; ant·apex; ant·arc·ta·lian; ant·arctic; ant·arc·ti·ca; ant·arc·to·gae·an; ant; ant·bird; ant·echi·no·mys; ant·echi·nus; ant·ep·ir·rhe·ma; ant·er·gic; ant·he·li·on; ant·hill; ant·ing; ant·ler; ant·lered; ant·ler·ite;… …   English syllables

  • Ant-hill — Ant hill, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A mound thrown up by ants or by termites in forming their nests. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ant|hill — «ANT HIHL», noun. 1. a heap of dirt piled up by ants around the entrance to their tunnels; antheap. 2. Figurative. a congested mass, especially of people: »... the appalling human anthill of Bengal (Manchester Guardian Weekly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hill — ant·hill; han·a·hill; ha·ver·hill; hill; hill·er; hill·i·ness; hill·man; lead·hill·ite; mix·hill; rose·hill; sand·hill·er; hill·bil·ly; hill·ocked; hill·ocky; rose·hill·er; yam·hill; …   English syllables

  • hill — [n] uprising of earth’s surface; pile acclivity, ascent, bluff, butte, cliff, climb, down, drift, dune, elevation, eminence, esker, fell, gradient, headland, heap, height, highland, hillock, hilltop, hummock, inclination, incline, knoll, mesa,… …   New thesaurus

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