the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
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"
(of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
"the altitude gave her a headache"
The distance from the base of something to the top.
The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
The highest point or maximum degree.
She's at the height of her career.
an area of land at the top of a cliff.
the condition of being high; elevated position
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
degree of latitude either north or south
that which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights
elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence
progress toward eminence; grade; degree
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
Origin: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hīt, n. the condition of being high: distance upwards: that which is elevated: a hill: elevation in rank or excellence: utmost degree.—v.t. Height′en, to make higher, to advance or improve: to make brighter or more prominent. [Corr. of highth—A.S. híehtho, héahthu—héah, high.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2707
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3300
Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Nouns Frequency: #969
The numerical value of height in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of height in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
That which seems the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in the next.
It’s a very easy measure, Just like they track my height and weight, there should be a conversation about how strong you are.
In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
The problem with standing [at work] is that when you raise desk height for keyboard/mouse use, you need to also raise screen height about the desk or you get neck flexion, neck flexion.
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Translations for height
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- Höhe, GrößeGerman
- ύψος, κορυφήGreek
- cumbre, alturaSpanish
- ارتفاع, قد, بلنداPersian
- korkeus, säkäkorkeus, huippu, pituusFinnish
- hauteur, tailleFrench
- wotèHaitian Creole
- magasság, csúcsHungarian
- հասակ, բոյ, բարձրությունArmenian
- vetta, altezza, cima, apice, culmine, sommitàItalian
- 高度, 身長, 高い, 体高, 高地Japanese
- بهرزی, باڵاKurdish
- HéichtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aukštumas, aukštisLithuanian
- augums, augstumsLatvian
- lengte, hoogteDutch
- altura, auge, ápicePortuguese
- înălțime, culmeRomanian
- высота, ростRussian
- висина, visinaSerbo-Croatian
- mankhöjd, höjd, längdSwedish
- độ cao, chiều caoVietnamese
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