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[n] structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
[n] (in baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
[n] a local and well-defined elevation of the land
[n] risque English comedian (1925-1992)
[n] United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)
[v] form into a hill

Misc. Definitions

\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. Every mountain and hill shall be made low. --Is. xl.
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2. The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See {Hill}, v. t.
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.] {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.
\Hill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hilled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Hilling}.] To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn. Showing them how to plant and hill it. --Palfrey.

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