Definition of Hillock

1. Noun. A small natural hill.

Exact synonyms: Hammock, Hummock, Knoll, Mound
Specialized synonyms: Anthill, Formicary, Kopje, Koppie, Molehill
Generic synonyms: Hill
Derivative terms: Mound



Definition of Hillock

1. n. A small hill.

Definition of Hillock

1. Noun. a small hill ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hillock

1. a small hill [n -S] : HILLOCKY [adj]

Medical Definition of Hillock

1. In anatomy, any small elevation or prominence. Axon hillock, the conical area of origin of the axon from the nerve cell body; it contains parallel arrays of microtubules and is devoid of Nissl substance. Synonym: implantation cone. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hillock

hillforts
hillier
hilliest
hilliness
hillinesses
hilling
hillite
hilllike
hillman
hillmen
hillo
hilloa
hilloaed
hilloaing
hilloas
hillock (current term)
hillocked
hillocks
hillocky
hilloed
hilloes
hilloing
hillos
hills
hillside
hillsides
hillslope
hillslopes
hillsman
hillsmen

Literary usage of Hillock

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1868)
"... men were still lying on their faces at the foot of the hillock that the four ... slender line of the Highlanders springing up to the top of the hillock. ..."

2. Under the African Sun; a Description of the Native Races in Uganda, Sporting by William John Ansorge, Ernst Hartert (1899)
"In Uganda the natives place a sort of reed frame over the hillock and cover it up with bark-cloth, leaving the vent-hole open, and digging near it a pit ..."

3. The Geologist by Samuel Joseph Mackie (1862)
"2, there was a hillock of angular blocks, etc. covered by stalagmite, ... hillock were deposited bones, Fig. 2.—LONGITUDINAL SECTION AT F. (See Ground-Plan. ..."

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