What does height mean?

Definitions for height
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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"

Wiktionary

  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

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  3. Height(noun)

    degree of latitude either north or south

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  4. Height(noun)

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

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  6. Height(noun)

    progress toward eminence; grade; degree

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Height

    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, héahthuhéah, high.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. height

    Synonymous with hill, and meaning generally any ground above the common level of the place. Our early navigators used the word as a synonym of latitude.

Editors Contribution

  1. height

    A known measurement.

    The height of the person was measured.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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

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How to say height in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of height in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of height in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of height in a Sentence

  1. Van Dam:

    This is a rare occurrence that took place because cool, damp air became trapped in the lower levels of the canyon, it was literally stuck underneath a warm layer of air just above. In the meteorological world, this is referred to as an inversion when the temperature actually warms with height (as opposed to it cooling with a rise in altitude).

  2. Sara Watson:

    The reason we focused our attention on height is precisely because height is a strong predictor of income-- and many social scientists, including economists and anthropologists, believe that this relationship is at least partly causal, so we do think there is a causal relationship between height and voting which operates through income.

  3. Davene Wright:

    Someone who recognizes that their child is overweight may not be willing to say so, even in an anonymous survey, part of the problem may be that parents are worried about being labeled ` bad parents. ’ Additionally, parents of overweight children may hope that their child will ` grow out of it ’ or that their height will catch up to their weight.

  4. Le Pen:

    The French have chosen a new president, i have called Mr Macron to congratulate Mr Macron on Mr Macron election and I wished Mr Macron success in this very senior post Mr Macron is going to occupy and also the great challenges in front of Mr Macron. . m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_375px.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent ; margin-bottom : 30px ; padding-top : 92.2872340425532 % ; width : 100 % ; - moz-background-size : cover ; - o-background-size : cover ; - webkit-background-size : cover ; background-size : cover ; } @media( min-width : 640px) {. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background-image : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) ; padding-top : 50.44814340588989 % ; } } @media( min-width : 1120px) {. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background-image : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) ; padding-top : 50.44814340588989 % ; } }. m-infographic -- 1494194727127 { background : url( http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.e/interactive/html5-video-media/2017/05/07/FrenchElex_Partial_results98_780px.png) no-repeat 0 0 transparent ; height : 394px ; width : 781px ; }.

  5. Ric Gillespie:

    If we were continuing to excavate the castaway campsite at the southeast end of the atoll I would say that we could ‘expect’ to make further discoveries, it’s an established archaeological site where we know a castaway died - apparently female and of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin - and where we have found artifacts that speak of an American woman of the 1930s.

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