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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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. Kate Andersen Brower:

    Pat Nixon was completely in the bunker during Watergate, which dragged on for two years. She stopped reading the newspapers at the height of the barrage and blamed others, in this case Republicans, for trying to bring her husband down, at one point the West Wing staff cut off her newspapers in an effort to shield her from the headlines. But she knew exactly what was going on and she defended her husband until the end.

  2. Jonathan Robinson:

    They introduced a measure in 2012 that changed the support scheme and wound back a lot of the incentives that were given for renewable energy when they were at the height of the last (financial) crisis, there will be some developers in Greece that decide to carry on, but I think it is going to be relatively limited.

  3. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz:

    Donald Trump’s the height of chutzpah.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Fools praise only the people who are seen at top height and basking in the glare of media limelight; the wise appreciates merely a person who is truly bright for glowing solely with own inner light regardless of his place and position in the society as a matter of valid point.

  5. Darin Bevard:

    A Stimpmeter is what we use to measure green speed, it’s pretty simple, it has a notch in it, you put the golf ball in the notch, and when it’s on the ground you raise it up and when it gets to a certain height, the golf ball releases.

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