hilly

  • 1 Hilly — Hill y, a. 1. Abounding with hills; uneven in surface; as, a hilly country. Hilly steep. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Lofty; as, hilly empire. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 hilly — late 14c., from HILL (Cf. hill) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 hilly — ► ADJECTIVE (hillier, hilliest) ▪ having many hills. DERIVATIVES hilliness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 4 hilly — [hil′ē] adj. hillier, hilliest 1. full of hills; rugged, uneven, and rolling 2. like a hill; steep hilliness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 hilly — UK [ˈhɪlɪ] / US adjective Word forms hilly : adjective hilly comparative hillier superlative hilliest a hilly area has a lot of hills a hilly landscape …

    English dictionary

  • 6 hilly — hill|y [ hıli ] adjective a hilly area has a lot of hills: a hilly landscape …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 7 hilly — [[t]hɪ̱li[/t]] hillier, hilliest ADJ GRADED A hilly area has many hills. The areas where the fighting is taking place are hilly and densely wooded …

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  • 8 hilly — hilliness, n. /hil ee/, adj., hillier, hilliest. 1. full of hills; having many hills; hilly country. 2. resembling a hill; elevated; steep. [1350 1400; ME; OE hyllic. See HILL, Y1] * * * …

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  • 9 hilly — adj. Hilly is used with these nouns: ↑country, ↑countryside, ↑terrain …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 hilly — hill|y [ˈhıli] adj comparative hillier superlative hilliest having a lot of hills hilly region/area/terrain etc …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 hilly — adjective having a lot of hills: a hilly region …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 hilly — [ˈhɪli] adj with a lot of hills a hilly landscape[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 13 hilly — /ˈhɪli / (say hilee) adjective (hillier, hilliest) 1. characterised by many hills: hilly country. 2. elevated; steep. {Middle English, from hill + y1} –hilliness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 14 hilly — adjective (hillier; est) Date: 14th century abounding in hills …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 hilly — adjective (of a landscape) abounding in hills …

    Wiktionary

  • 16 hilly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. steep, mountainous. See ascent. Ant., flat. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. bumpy, uneven, unduLating, rolling, rangy, steep, sloping, craggy, rocky, broken, rugged, precipitous; see also abrupt 1 ,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 hilly — hill·y || hɪlɪ adj. having many hills; steep, elevated …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 hilly — adjective (hillier, hilliest) having many hills. Derivatives hilliness noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 hilly — hill•y [[t]ˈhɪl i[/t]] adj. hill•i•er, hill•i•est 1) full of hills; having many hills 2) resembling a hill; elevated; steep • Etymology: 1350–1400 hill′i•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 Hilly — /ˈhɪli/ (say hilee) noun John Frederick, 1810–83, Australian architect and engineer, born in England …

    Australian English dictionary