Definition of foothill in English:



usually foothills
  • A low hill at the base of a mountain or mountain range.

    ‘the camp lies in the foothills of the Andes’
    • ‘It sat on an island in the river and, not far behind it, the foothills to the Erissa Mountains rose sharply towards the clear blue sky.’
    • ‘It was mid-afternoon by the time they had reached the rolling foothills of the mountains and the first stream.’
    • ‘Ambrose was born into a farming family in the townland of Castlerock on the foothills of the Ox Mountains.’
    • ‘Most of his training is done in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.’
    • ‘The village of Kakariko, a lazy and sleepy town at the foothills of Death Mountain, was shrouded in a tired and laid back theme.’
    • ‘The rich volcanic soils of the foothills and mountains are some of the best in the country.’
    • ‘Qazvin, like Tehran, sits in the foothills of the Alborz mountain range, which skirts the south coast of the Caspian Sea.’
    • ‘Murroe Village lies at the foothills of Slievefelim Mountain and is steeped in local history.’
    • ‘It came from along the foothills of the Ox Mountains and was probably unearthed in Scraith near Aclare.’
    • ‘Ardcairn is at the foothills of the Dublin mountains but within commuting distance of the city centre.’
    • ‘To the south is the Fraser River, and to the north, the Golden Ears mountains and their foothills.’
    • ‘By late afternoon the following day they reached the foothills of the mountains.’
    • ‘The source turned out to be a park near Acidalia's house, in the foothills of the mountains.’
    • ‘In the foothills of the Mátra mountains the soils are mainly volcanic and most of the wine produced is white.’
    • ‘They've finally gotten to the foothills and the jagged mountain peaks are getting close.’
    • ‘Stay at the foothills of the Maya Mountains and hike along miles of nature trails.’
    • ‘The northern foothills of the Ox Mountains are clearly an area under pressure from such development.’
    • ‘I supervise eight rural health centres in the west of Uganda, scattered among the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains.’
    • ‘I grasped for landmarks, as we ascended the foothills of the Dublin Mountains.’
    • ‘As the bus heads on into the pine-clad foothills of Sierra Madre mountains, I think back to how my quest began.’
    high ground, rising ground, prominence, eminence, elevation, rise, hillock, mound, mount, knoll, hummock, tor, tump, fell, pike, mesa
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