What does height mean?

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haɪtheight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. height, tallnessnoun

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

  2. acme, height, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, topnoun

    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, heightnoun

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

  4. altitude, heightnoun

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

    "the altitude gave her a headache"

Wiktionary

  1. heightnoun

    The distance from the base of something to the top.

  2. heightnoun

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

  3. heightnoun

    The highest point or maximum degree.

    She's at the height of her career.

  4. heightnoun

    an area of land at the top of a cliff.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Heightnoun

    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. Francis Quarles:

    In the height of thy prosperity expect adversity, but fear it not. If it come not, thou art the more sweetly possessed of the happiness thou hast, and the more strongly confirmed. If it come, thou art the more gently dispossessed of the happiness thou hadst, and the more firmly prepared.

  2. Mike Whatley:

    This is such a lifeline for the industry, it was during the height of the pandemic. And it continues to be now.

  3. Akram Al Deek:

    We are not our age, height, colour, or clothes. We are the books we read. The sweet squeak in our laughter. The tears we cry. The people we accompany. We are the dreams we dream. The pictures on our walls. We should be defined by what we create, not by what we are created with. We should be defined by who we are, not by who we should be. We are our weaknesses and cries. Never the super Mario image we force upon ourselves and is forced upon us by society. We should never be ashamed to cry. The problem rests in crying alone. One of the major problems in our society is the lack of crying publicly. Our fear of the exposition of emotions. Because vulnerability is considered a downfall. A defeat. A crush of the alpha male protagonist image. Whereas in fact vulnerability is a very human characteristic.

  4. Meteorologist Bryon Miller:

    It doesnt look like it will be anywhere near the crests we saw at the height of this.

  5. Claude Lévi-Strauss:

    Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation.

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