follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

hilly

[hil-ee] /ˈhɪl i/
adjective, hillier, hilliest.
1.
full of hills; having many hills; hilly country.
2.
resembling a hill; elevated; steep.
Origin of hilly
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; Old English hyllīc. See hill, -y1
Related forms
hilliness, noun
unhilly, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for hilly
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • A letter-carrier will cover thirty-five miles of hilly road as an ordinary day's march, and more if haste is enjoined.

    The Fijians Basil Thomson
  • The road was crooked and hilly, and the sand in its ruts was deep.

    The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A biting wind swept them, as they turned to force their way along the foot of the hilly ground.

    Under the Chinese Dragon F. S. Brereton
  • This disappearance of streams in hilly regions is not unusual.

  • The flat miles of marsh land looked strange to me after hilly, toilsome Jethou.

    Jethou E. R. Suffling
Word Origin and History for hilly
adj.

late 14c., from hill + -y (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hilly

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hilly

11
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for hilly