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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"


  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

  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

  3. Heightnoun

    degree of latitude either north or south

  4. Heightnoun

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

  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

  6. Heightnoun

    progress toward eminence; grade; degree

  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

  8. 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.]


  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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  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. Migrant Rights Director Steve Valdez-Symonds:

    Sending people to another country -- let alone one with such a dismal human rights record -- for asylum' processing' is the very height of irresponsibility and shows how far removed from humanity and reality the Government now is on asylum issues.

  2. Mark Warner:

    If accurate, this is damning evidence of a senior Trump campaign official providing information to individuals tied to Russian intelligence at the height of the Kremlin's effort to undermine our election.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.

  4. Maci Currin:

    I hope that tall women can see that height is a gift, and that you shouldn't be ashamed that you're tall. You should really embrace it.

  5. Dag Hammarskjöld:

    Never measure the height of a mountain, until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.

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