height meaning

[ hait ] Pronunciation:   "height" in a sentence
  • Noun: height  hIt
    1. The vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
      - tallness 
    2. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
      "at the height of her career"
      - acme, elevation, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, meridian, tiptop, top 
    3. (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
      - stature 
    4. Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface
      - altitude

    Derived forms: heights

    See also: high, little, low, short, tall

    Type of: bodily property, degree, dimension, elevation, level, point, stage

    Encyclopedia: Height

  • [Architecture]

    The distance between two points aligned vertically.


    In buildings, the distance vertically from the average grade at front sides and/or rear of a building (or the average elevation of the curb or curbs of the streets faced by the building) to the average level of the roof.

  • [Medicine]
    n : the distance from the bottom to the top of something standing upright; esp : the distance from the lowest to the highest point of an animal body esp. of a human being in a natural standing position or from the lowest point to an arbitrarily chosen upper point ‹a man six feet in height› ‹a dog two feet in height at the shoulder›


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  1. the chinese team enjoyed the height advantage.
  2. the climber fell from a great height.
  3. these fluctuations dissipate with height.
  4. he was small in height and slender in limb.
  5. things were now come to a lamentable height.

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