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Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
Phillips Brooks

Meaning of "hills" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HILLS

hills  [hɪlz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HILLS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hills is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HILLS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hills

Hill

A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. It often has a distinct summit, although in areas with scarp/dip topography a hill may refer to a particular section of flat terrain without a massive summit. Various terms for the slope or incline of a hill include the Scots language term brae. The panoramic view from Connors Hill, near Swifts Creek, Victoria...

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HILLS


after-sales
ˈɑːftəˌseɪlz
Dales
deɪlz
Giles
dʒaɪlz
Mills
mɪlz
piles
paɪlz
pills
pɪlz
sales
seɪlz
Scales
skeɪlz
Smiles
smaɪlz
spoils
spɔɪlz
tails
teɪlz
telesales
ˈtɛlɪˌseɪlz
textiles
ˈtɛkstaɪlz
Wales
weɪlz
Wills
wɪlz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HILLS

hillbillies
hillbilly
hillbilly music
hillcrest
Hillel
Hiller
hillfolk
hillfort
Hilliard
hilliness
Hillingdon
hillock
hillocked
hillocky
Hills Hoist
hillside
hilltop
hilly

WORDS THAT END LIKE HILLS

as old as the hills
battle of wills
Beverly Hills
Black Hills
Catskills
communication skills
gills
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interpersonal skills
keyboard skills
language skills
management skills
no-frills
people skills
presentation skills
programming skills
Sills
social skills
soft skills
the hills

Synonyms and antonyms of hills in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HILLS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «hills» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of hills
acclivity · brae · climb · down · drift · elevation · eminence · fell · gradient · heap · height · hillock · hilltop · hummock · incline · knoll · mound · mount · pile · prominence · rick · rise · slope · stack · tor

Translation of «hills» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HILLS

Find out the translation of hills to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hills from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hills» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

小山
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

colinas
570 millions of speakers

English

hills
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पहाड़ियों
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

التلال
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

холмы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

colinas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পাহাড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

collines
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bukit
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hügel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

언덕
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bukit
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đồi
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மலைகள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हिल्स
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tepeler
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colline
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wzgórza
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пагорби
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dealuri
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λόφους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heuwels
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kullar
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

åser
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hills

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HILLS»

The term «hills» is very widely used and occupies the 4.211 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HILLS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hills» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hills» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hills

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10 QUOTES WITH «HILLS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word hills.
1
Christopher Alexander
It is not possible to make great buildings, or great towns, beautiful places, places where you feel yourself, places where you feel alive, except by following this way. And, as you will see, this way will lead anyone who looks for it to buildings which are themselves as ancient in their form, as the trees and hills, and as our faces are.
2
Rene Auberjonois
My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness.
3
Kevin Barry
Get up, groan, write a bit, moan, eat breakfast, write some more, cycle my bike through the Sligo hills, make up country songs as I pedal along, sing them, have lunch, have a nap, groan, moan, write a small bit more, cook dinner, feed wifey, open a bottle, or several, slump, sleep.
4
Bob Bartlett
Hills are unpleasant, so I like to get them over with as quickly as possible.
5
Roy Bean
And Fall, with her yeller harvest moon and the hills growin' brown and golden under a sinkin' sun.
6
Standing Bear
My first years were spent living just as my forefathers had lived - roaming the green, rolling hills of what are now the states of South Dakota and Nebraska.
7
Marco Beltrami
I like the scene in the first 'Scream' movie where Sidney gets up, and dusk is falling, and she's looking out at the hills of Santa Rosa, there where it was filmed, and that's where you sort of hear her theme being played out. I always liked that moment because, to me, it became more than just a horror movie.
8
Naomi Benaron
I fell in love with Rwanda the moment I saw those verdant, rolling hills rise up beneath the wings of the plane as we descended toward Kigali airport.
9
Hal Borland
October is the fallen leaf, but it is also a wider horizon more clearly seen. It is the distant hills once more in sight, and the enduring constellations above them once again.
10
Phillips Brooks
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HILLS»

Discover the use of hills in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hills and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Green Hills of Africa
"I had quite a trip," the author told his friend Philip Percival, with characteristic understatement. Green Hills of Africa is Hemingway's account of that expedition, of what it taught him about Africa and himself.
Ernest Hemingway, 2002
2
Unto the Hills: A Daily Devotional
Billy Graham draws from his lifetime of study and ministry to offer this devotional classic, featuring 365 meditations to calm you and point you toward the One who can always help.
Billy Graham, 2010
3
Child of the Mist (These Highland Hills Book #1)
Can Anne find a way to fit into her new surroundings? Will the two learn to love each other despite the conflict? With a perfect mix of a burgeoning romance and thrilling suspense, this book is historical fiction at its best.
Kathleen Morgan, 2005
4
Ghost stories of Shimla hills
But there have been real encounters with the supernatural, and included in this collection of chilling tales are personal experiences of people. Read on for some spine-chilling adventures with the spirits in Shimla.
Minakshi Chaudhry, 2005
5
Rusty, the Boy from the Hills
Then, Something Totally Unexpected Happens And Rusty Is Forced To Leave Dehra, His Future Uncertain.... This Volume Of Rusty Stories, The First In A Series, Traces Rusty S Development From Early Childhood To His Early Teens.
Ruskin Bond, 2002
6
Run for the Hills, Geronimo!
Geronimo Stilton's relaxing vacation turns into a crazy treasure hunt in South Dakota, complete with a run-in with a mountain lion and a hot-air balloon ride to Mount Rushmore.
Geronimo Stilton, Giuseppe Ferrario, 2011
7
Blood on the Hills: The Canadian Army in the Korean War
Covering training, manning, equipment, and combat efforts, this is first full non-offical history of the Canadian Army?s operations from the summer of 1950 to the ceasefire of 1953.
David J. Bercuson, 2002
8
Fan Cultures
The author discusses a range of approaches to fandom, from the Frankfurt School to psychoanalytic readings, and asks whether the development of new media creates the possibility of new forms of fandom.
Matthew Hills, 2003
9
Granada Hills
The modern history of Granada Hills began in 1913 with the completion of the Los Angeles aqueduct and the arrival of abundant freshwater to the former land of Mission San Fernando.
Jim Hier, 2007
10
These Hills Called Home: Stories from a War Zone
These Are Stories That Speak Movingly Of Home, Country, Nation, Nationality, Identity, And Direct The Reader To The Urgency Of The Issues That Lie At Their Heart.
Temsula Ao, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HILLS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hills is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Vestavia Hills votes to keep "Rebel" name, change mascot | Local …
The Vestavia Hills Board of Education unanimously voted to remain the Rebels in name, but rebrand the mascot and logos that Superintendent ... «WVTM13, Jul 15»
2
Borrowed Blue part of this year's Jamboree in the Hills lineup - The …
Borrowed Blue will be among the bands that play this year's Jamboree in the Hills music festival, an offshoot of the Wheeling radio show that ... «The Exponent Telegram, Jul 15»
3
Penn Hills man accused of killing, dismembering mother, stepfather …
Frederick Harris III, 47, of Penn Hills will stand trial on charges that he killed and dismembered his mother and stepfather before stuffing those ... «Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jul 15»
4
Compromise OK'd for Centennial Hills apartment complex | Las …
Steven Berkabile gestures towards an open parcel of land behind the wall in his backyard Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Las Vegas. (Ronda ... «Las Vegas Review-Journal, Jul 15»
5
Starbucks with drive-thru is approved in Sunset Hills : News
SUNSET HILLS • The Sunset Hills Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night approved a conditional use permit for Starbucks coffee shop with a ... «STLtoday.com, Jul 15»
6
Chief: Country Club Hills police officer who has restraining ord …
Chief: Country Club Hills police officer who has restraining order against him no longer ... Country Club Hills' police chief told News 4 officer Jerry Dowell, who is ... «KMOV.com, Jul 15»
7
UPDATED: Woman dies in Hills house fire - Nelson Star
RCMP and fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire in Hills, north of New Denver. The 44-year old home-owner is ... «Nelson Star, Jul 15»
8
Warren Hills student dies in head-on collision, police say …
It was his freshman year at Warren Hills Regional High School when he began taking agricultural courses and told his parents he wanted to ... «lehighvalleylive.com, Jul 15»
9
El Dorado Hills reuses water to keep lawns green - News10.net
Much to the the envy of their neighbors, the homeowners in the gated Serrano in El Dorado Hills community haven't had to lose green, lush ... «News10.net, Jul 15»
10
6 police departments in South Hills armed with medicine | TribLIVE
Officers in six South Hills police departments now are armed with medicine geared to help save the lives of a growing number of overdose ... «Tribune-Review, Jul 15»

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