hill [-s] n
OE hyll < Germanic.
- Rise; mound; elevated tract of land.
- Small mountain; [fig.] horizon; evening skyline.
- Pile; collection; amassment; accumulation; [fig.] grave; place of burial; small mound of earth; [metaphor] Calvary; place of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
- Rise; natural elevation in the earth's surface.
- Phrase. “Hill of Science”: education; challenge of learning; discovery of knowledge; (see ED Letter 5, p. 10 “Miss … is going to finish her education next summer … She will then have learned all that we poor foot-travellers are toiling up the hill of knowledge to acquire”).
- Phrase. “Bunker Hill”: (see Bunker Hill, proper n.).
- Phrase. “Wood and Hill”: woodland; [kenning] forest.