Definitions for heighthaɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. extent or distance upward:

    The plane gained height rapidly.

  2. distance upward from the lowest or a given level to a fixed point.

  3. the distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature.

  4. considerable or great altitude or elevation.

  5. Often, heights. a high place above a level; hill or mountain.

  6. the highest or most intense point; utmost degree; peak:

    the height of pleasure; the height of rush hour.

  7. Archaic. high rank or social status.

* Syn: height , altitude , elevation refer to distance above a level. height denotes extent upward (as from foot to head) as well as any measurable distance above a given level: The tree grew to a height of ten feet. They looked down from a great height. altitude usu. refers to the distance, determined by instruments, above a given level, commonly mean sea level: The airplane flew at an altitude of 30,000 feet. elevation implies a distance to which something has been raised or uplifted above a level: a hill's elevation above the surrounding country.

Origin of height:

bef. 900; ME; OE hīehtho. See high , -th1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. height, tallness(noun)

    the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

  2. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top(noun)

    the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

    "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

  3. stature, height(noun)

    (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot

  4. altitude, height(noun)

    elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

    "the altitude gave her a headache"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. height(noun)ɪt

    a measurement of how tall sb or sth is

    a tree that can reach a height of 200 feet; The plants grew to different heights.; It is about 3 feet in height.; a man of average height.

  2. heightɪt

    a measurement of how far off the ground sth is

    a plane flying at a height of 20,000 feet; water rising to waist/shoulder height


  1. height(Noun)

    The distance from the base of something to the top.

  2. height(Noun)

    The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).

  3. height(Noun)

    The highest point or maximum degree.

    She's at the height of her career.

  4. height(Noun)

    an area of land at the top of a cliff.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Height(noun)

    the condition of being high; elevated position

  2. Height(noun)

    the distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially of a man; stature

  3. Height(noun)

    degree of latitude either north or south

  4. Height(noun)

    that which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights

  5. Height(noun)

    elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence

  6. Height(noun)

    progress toward eminence; grade; degree

  7. Height(noun)

    utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest


  1. Height

    Height is the measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how "tall" something is, or how "high up" it is. For example "The height of the building is 50 m" or "The height of the airplane is 10,000 m". When used to describe how high something like an airplane or mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Height is measured along the vertical axis between a specified point and another point.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2707

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3300

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Nouns Frequency: #969

Anagrams of height

  1. eighth

Translations for height

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the distance from the bottom to the top of something

What is the height of this building?; He is 1.75 metres in height.

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