AskDefine | Define foothills

Dictionary Definition

foothills n : hilly land on the lower slopes of mountains

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  1. Plural of foothill
  2. Hilly land near the base of a mountain range


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Hilly land near the base of a mountain range

Extensive Definition

Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in hilly areas at the base of a mountain range. They are generally larger than hills, but not as tall as nearby mountains. Many neighborhoods and communities found in such a location are termed "the foothills".
Areas where foothills exist, or areas commonly referred to as the foothills, include:
Another word for a foothill region is "piedmont". The Piedmont region of Italy lies in the foothills of the Alps, and several other foothills in other parts of the world go by similar names; see piedmont (disambiguation).
foothills in Aragonese: Semontano
foothills in Catalan: Peu de muntanya
foothills in German: Vorberge (Geomorphologie)
foothills in Spanish: Piedemonte
foothills in Esperanto: Montetaro
foothills in Persian: کوه‌پایه
foothills in Polish: Pogórze

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