foothills


foothills
foothills (n.) see FOOTHILL (Cf. foothill).

Etymology dictionary. 2014.

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  • Foothills — are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. They are generally larger than hillsFact|date=September 2007, but not as tall as nearby mountains. Many neighborhoods and communities found in such a… …   Wikipedia

  • foothills — UK [ˈfʊtˌhɪlz] US noun [plural] the low hills next to a high mountain or group of high mountains the foothills of the Pyrenees Thesaurus: mountains, hills and cliffshyponym parts and features of mountains, hills and cliffsmeronym …   Useful english dictionary

  • foothills — [[t]f ʊthɪlz[/t]] N PLURAL: oft N of n The foothills of a mountain or a range of mountains are the lower hills or mountains around its base. Pasadena lies in the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains …   English dictionary

  • foothills — foot|hills [ fut,hılz ] noun plural the low hills next to a high mountain or group of high mountains: the foothills of the Rocky Mountains …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • foothills — UK [ˈfʊtˌhɪlz] / US noun [plural] the low hills next to a high mountain or group of high mountains the foothills of the Pyrenees …   English dictionary

  • foothills — noun Hilly land near the base of a mountain range …   Wiktionary

  • foothills — Synonyms and related words: anthill, barrow, brae, butte, down, drumlin, dune, fell, hill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll, molehill, monticle, monticule, moor, mound, sand dune, swell …   Moby Thesaurus

  • foothills —    A steeply sloping upland composed of hills with relief of 30 up to 300 meters and fringes a mountain range or high plateau escarpment.    Compare: hill, mountain, plateau.    SW & HP …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • foothills — n. low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range …   English contemporary dictionary

  • foothills — [ˈfʊtˌhɪlz] noun [plural] the low hills next to high mountains …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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