Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill
a hill in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol Building sits and Congress meets

they are debating the budget today on Capitol Hill

Syn: ↑the Hill
Instance Hypernyms: ↑hill

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noun [singular]
: the group of people who make the federal laws in the United States : the U.S. Congress

The organization is lobbying Capital Hill to increase funding for AIDS research.

◇ The U.S. Congress is called Capitol Hill because that is the name of the area in Washington, D.C., where the Capitol building is located.

an apartment near/on Capitol Hill

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ˌCapitol ˈHill 7 [Capitol Hill] (also informal the Hill) noun singular
used to refer to the US Capitol and the activities that take place there

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Capitol Hill — the hill in Washington, D.C. on which stands the Capitol building: often used figuratively of the legislative branch of the U.S. government …   English World dictionary

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  • Capitol Hill — UK / US 1) the hill in Washington, DC on which the Capitol is built 2) the US Congress He was Capitol Hill s most militant health care campaigner …   English dictionary

  • Capitol Hill — noun Etymology: Capitol Hill, Washington, site of the United States Capitol Date: 1935 the legislative branch of the United States government …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington — Capitol Hill is the second most densely populated neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, United States, after Belltown (in northern downtown). It is the center of gay life in Seattle and also a center of the city s counterculture, while also home… …   Wikipedia

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