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Hill vs. Mountain

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Hillnoun

An elevated location smaller than a mountain.

‘The park is sheltered from the wind by a hill to the east.’;

Mountainnoun

A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land, usually given by geographers as above 1000 feet in height (or 304.8 metres), though such masses may still be described as hills in comparison with larger mountains.

‘Everest is the highest mountain in the world.’; ‘We spent the weekend hiking in the mountains.’;

Hillnoun

A sloping road.

‘You need to pick up speed to get up the hill that's coming up.’;

Mountainnoun

A large amount.

‘There's still a mountain of work to do.’;

Hillnoun

(US) A heap of earth surrounding a plant.

Mountainnoun

A very large person or thing.

‘He was a real mountain of a man, standing seven feet tall.’;

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Hillnoun

(US) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them.

‘a hill of corn or potatoes’;

Mountainnoun

(figuratively) A difficult task or challenge.

Hillnoun

(baseball) The pitcher’s mound.

Mountainnoun

(slang) A woman's large breast.

Hillverb

To form into a heap or mound.

Mountainnoun

(cartomancy) The twenty-first Lenormand card.

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Hillverb

To heap or draw earth around plants.

Mountainnoun

A large mass of earth and rock, rising above the common level of the earth or adjacent land; earth and rock forming an isolated peak or a ridge; an eminence higher than a hill; a mount.

Hillnoun

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.

‘Every mountain and hill shall be made low.’;

Mountainnoun

A range, chain, or group of such elevations; as, the White Mountains.

Hillnoun

The earth raised about the roots of a plant or cluster of plants. [U. S.] See Hill, v. t.

Mountainnoun

A mountainlike mass; something of great bulk; a large quantity.

‘I should have been a mountain of mummy.’;

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Hillnoun

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.

Mountainadjective

Of or pertaining to a mountain or mountains; growing or living on a mountain; found on or peculiar to mountains; among mountains; as, a mountain torrent; mountain pines; mountain goats; mountain air; mountain howitzer.

Hillverb

To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.

‘Showing them how to plant and hill it.’;

Mountainadjective

Like a mountain; mountainous; vast; very great.

‘The high, the mountain majesty of worth.’;

Hillnoun

a local and well-defined elevation of the land

Mountainnoun

a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill

Hillnoun

structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones;

‘they built small mounds to hide behind’;

Mountainnoun

a large number or amount;

‘made lots of new friends’; ‘she amassed a mountain of newspapers’;

Hillnoun

United States railroad tycoon (1838-1916)

Mountainadjective

relating to or located in mountains;

‘mountain people’;

Hillnoun

risque English comedian (1925-1992)

Mountain

A mountain is an elevated portion of the Earth's crust, generally with steep sides that show significant exposed bedrock. A mountain differs from a plateau in having a limited summit area, and is larger than a hill, typically rising at least 300 metres (1000 feet) above the surrounding land.

Hillnoun

(baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

Hillverb

form into a hill

Hill

A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain. It often has a distinct summit.

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