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 for hill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hill \Hill\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hilled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon;
     as, to hill corn.
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           Showing them how to plant and hill it.   --Palfrey.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hill \Hill\, n. [OE. hil, hul, AS. hyll; akin to OD. hille, hil,
     L. collis, and prob. to E. haulm, holm, and column. Cf. 2d
     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.
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              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.
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     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.]
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     Hill+ant+(Zool.),+a+common+ant+({Formica+rufa">Hill ant (Zool.), a common ant ({Formica rufa), of Europe
        and America, which makes mounds or ant-hills over its
     Hill myna (Zool.), 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 (Zool.), a partridge of the genus
        Aborophila, of which numerous species in habit Southern
        Asia and the East Indies.
     Hill tit (Zool.), one of numerous species of small Asiatic
        singing birds of the family Leiotrichid[ae]. Many are
        beautifully colored.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a local and well-defined elevation of the land; "they loved
           to roam the hills of West Virginia"
      2: structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of
         earth or stones; "they built small mounds to hide behind"
         [syn: mound, hill]
      3: United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916) [syn: Hill, J.
         J. Hill, James Jerome Hill]
      4: risque English comedian (1925-1992) [syn: Hill, Benny
         Hill, Alfred Hawthorne]
      5: (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
         [syn: mound, hill, pitcher's mound]
      v 1: form into a hill

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  121 Moby Thesaurus words for "hill":
     acclivity, anthill, bank, bank up, barrow, bilge, blain, bleb,
     blister, blob, boss, bow, brae, bubble, bulb, bulge, bulla, bump,
     bunch, burl, butte, button, cahot, chine, clump, cock, condyle,
     convex, decline, declivity, dowel, down, downgrade, downs, drift,
     drumlin, dune, ear, elevation, embankment, eminence, fell, flange,
     flap, foothill, foothills, gall, gnarl, grade, gradient, handle,
     haycock, haymow, hayrick, haystack, heap, heap up, height,
     highland, hillock, hummock, hump, hunch, incline, jog, joggle,
     knob, knoll, knot, knur, knurl, lip, loop, lump, mole, molehill,
     monticle, monticule, moor, mound, mount, mountain, mow, nevus, nub,
     nubbin, nubble, papilloma, peg, pile, pile up, prominence,
     promontory, pyramid, rib, rick, ridge, ring, rise, sand dune,
     shock, shoulder, slope, snowdrift, spine, stack, stack up, stud,
     style, swell, tab, tor, tubercle, tubercule, upgrade, upland,
     verruca, vesicle, wale, wart, welt

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (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.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Hill -- U.S. County in Montana
     Population (2000):    16673
     Housing Units (2000): 7453
     Land area (2000):     2896.361217 sq. miles (7501.540796 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    19.686170 sq. miles (50.986945 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2916.047387 sq. miles (7552.527741 sq. km)
     Located within:       Montana (MT), FIPS 30
     Location:             48.559559 N, 110.030529 W
      Hill, MT
      Hill County
      Hill County, MT

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Hill -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    32321
     Housing Units (2000): 14624
     Land area (2000):     962.360148 sq. miles (2492.501234 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    23.287823 sq. miles (60.315182 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    985.647971 sq. miles (2552.816416 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             31.996685 N, 97.156742 W
      Hill, TX
      Hill County
      Hill County, TX

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