|1.||a. a conspicuous and often rounded natural elevation of the earth's surface, less high or craggy than a mountain|
|b. (in combination): a hillside; a hilltop|
|2.||a. a heap or mound made by a person or animal|
|b. (in combination): a dunghill|
|3.||an incline; slope|
|4.||over the hill|
|a. informal beyond one's prime|
|b. slang military absent without leave or deserting|
|5.||up hill and down dale strenuously and persistently|
|6.||to form into a hill or mound|
|7.||to cover or surround with a mound or heap of earth|
|[Old English hyll; related to Old Frisian holla head, Latin collis hill, Low German hull hill]|
|1.||Archibald Vivian. 1886--1977, British biochemist, noted for his research into heat loss in muscle contraction: shared the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine (1922)|
|2.||Damon Graham Devereux, son of Graham Hill. born 1960, British motor-racing driver; Formula One world champion (1996)|
|3.||David Octavius 1802--70, Scottish painter and portrait photographer, noted esp for his collaboration with the chemist Robert Adamson (1821-- 48)|
|4.||Geoffrey (William). born 1932, British poet: his books include King Log (1968), Mercian Hymns (1971), The Mystery of the Charity of Charles Péguy (1983), and The Orchards of Syon (2002)|
|5.||Graham. 1929--75, British motor-racing driver: world champion (1962, 1968)|
|6.||Octavia. 1838--1912, British housing reformer; a founder of the National Trust|
|7.||Sir Rowland. 1795--1879, British originator of the penny postage|
|8.||Susan (Elizabeth). born 1942, British novelist and writer of short stories: her books include I'm the King of the Castle (1970) The Woman in Black (1983), and Felix Derby (2002)|
"In Great Britain heights under 2,000 feet are generally called hills; 'mountain' being confined to the greater elevations of the Lake District, of North Wales, and of the Scottish Highlands; but, in India, ranges of 5,000 and even 10,000 feet are commonly called 'hills,' in contrast with the Himalaya Mountains, many peaks of which rise beyond 20,000 feet." [OED]
Hill (hĭl), Archibald Vivian. 1886-1977.
British physiologist. He shared a 1922 Nobel Prize for his investigation of heat production in muscles and nerves.
(1.) Heb. gib'eah, a curved or rounded hill, such as are common to Palestine (Ps. 65:12; 72:3; 114:4, 6). (2.) Heb. har, properly a mountain range rather than an individual eminence (Ex. 24:4, 12, 13, 18; Num. 14:40, 44, 45). In Deut. 1:7, Josh. 9:1; 10:40; 11:16, it denotes the elevated district of Judah, Benjamin, and Ephraim, which forms the watershed between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. (3.) Heb. ma'aleh in 1 Sam. 9:11. Authorized Version "hill" is correctly rendered in the Revised Version "ascent." (4.) In Luke 9:37 the "hill" is the Mount of Transfiguration.