the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
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"
(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
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.]
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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
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.
A known measurement.
The height of the person was measured.Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'height' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2707
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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
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In the mountain, stillness surges up to explore its own height In the lake, movement stands still to contemplate its own depth.
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.
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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- Größe, HöheGerman
- ύψος, κορυφήGreek
- cumbre, alturaSpanish
- بلندا, ارتفاع, قدPersian
- korkeus, huippu, pituus, säkäkorkeusFinnish
- hauteur, tailleFrench
- wotèHaitian Creole
- csúcs, magasságHungarian
- բարձրություն, բոյ, հասակArmenian
- apice, culmine, sommità, cima, vetta, altezzaItalian
- 高い, 体高, 高度, 身長, 高さ, 高地Japanese
- باڵا, بهرزیKurdish
- HéichtLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- aukštumas, aukštisLithuanian
- augums, augstumsLatvian
- hoogte, lengteDutch
- altura, auge, ápicePortuguese
- înălțime, culmeRomanian
- высота, ростRussian
- висина, visinaSerbo-Croatian
- höjd, längd, mankhöjdSwedish
- chiều cao, độ caoVietnamese
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