Height

  • 1 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 one could say That is a tall building , or That airplane is high up in the sky . These… …

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  • 2 height — W2S2 [haıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(how tall)¦ 2¦(distance above the ground)¦ 3¦(high place)¦ 4 new/great/dizzy etc heights 5 the height of something 6 be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc 7 be the height of fashion/stupidity/luxury etc ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 3 height — [ haıt ] noun *** 1. ) count or uncount how high something is, or how tall someone is: He was about the same height as his wife. in height: a graceful tower, rising to 400 feet in height someone s full height (=their height when they stand up… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 4 Height — (h[imac]t), n. [Written also {hight}.] [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. he[ a]h[eth]u, h[=e]h[eth]u fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. h[ o]jd, Dan. h[ o]ide, Icel. h[ae][eth], Goth. hauhi[thorn]a. See {High}.] 1. The condition of being… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 height — [hīt] n. [< earlier highth < ME heighthe < OE hiehthu (akin to Goth hauhitha) < heah: see HIGH & TH1] 1. the topmost point of anything 2. the highest limit; greatest degree; extreme; climax; culmination [the height of absurdity] 3.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 height — height, altitude, elevation mean the distance a thing rises above the level on which it stands, or the vertical distance between a given level taken as a base and a thing that is above it. Height may be used with reference to whatever can be so… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 Height — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Dorothy Height (1912–2010), US amerikanische Politikerin, Bürgerrechtlerin und Sozialarbeiterin Siehe auch: Heightmap, siehe Höhenfelder, zweidimensionale skalare Felder, die ein Höhenrelief beschreiben… …

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  • 8 height — ► NOUN 1) the measurement of someone or something from head to foot or from base to top. 2) the distance of something above ground or sea level. 3) the quality of being tall or high. 4) a high place or area. 5) the most intense part or period:… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 height´en|er — height|en «HY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to make higher; elevate: »The builder heightened the doorway to accommodate the tall owner. 2. Figurative. to make stronger or greater; increase: »The clowns and the band heightened the children s pleasure …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 10 height|en — «HY tuhn», transitive verb. 1. to make higher; elevate: »The builder heightened the doorway to accommodate the tall owner. 2. Figurative. to make stronger or greater; increase: »The clowns and the band heightened the children s pleasure. Wax… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11 height — O.E. hiehþu, Anglian hehþo highest part or point, summit; the heavens, heaven, from root of heah high (see HIGH (Cf. high)) + itha, Germanic abstract noun suffix. Cf. O.N. hæð, M.Du. hoochte, O.H.G. hohida, Goth. hauhiþa height. Meaning d …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 12 height — [n1] altitude, top part acme, apex, apogee, brow, ceiling, crest, crown, cusp, elevation, extent, highness, hill, loftiness, mountain, peak, pinnacle, pitch, prominence, rise, solstice, stature, summit, tallness, tip, tiptop, vertex, zenith;… …

    New thesaurus

  • 13 height — index ceiling, culmination, elevation, eminence, pinnacle, primacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 14 height */*/*/ — UK [haɪt] / US noun Word forms height : singular height plural heights 1) [countable/uncountable] the degree to which something is high or someone is tall He was about the same height as his wife. in height: a graceful tower, rising to 400 feet… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 height — n. 1) to attain, reach a height 2) to clear; scale a height 3) a dizzy, precipitous, vertiginous height; dizzying heights 4) a height above; below (at a height of two hundred feet above sea level) 5) at a height (at the height of one s success;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 height — [[t]ha͟ɪt[/t]] ♦♦♦ heights 1) N VAR: oft with poss, amount in N, N of amount The height of a person or thing is their size or length from the bottom to the top. Her weight is about normal for her height... I am 5 6 in height... The wave here has… …

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  • 17 height — noun 1 how tall sb/sth is ADJECTIVE ▪ full, maximum ▪ He drew himself up to his full height and glared at us. ▪ considerable, great, towering ▪ …

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  • 18 height — /haIt/ noun 1 TALL a) (U) how tall someone is: sb s height: State your age, height, and weight. | be the same/right etc height: My daughter s already about the same height as I am. b) (C, U) the distance between the base and the top of something …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 height — /huyt/, n. 1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet. 2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder. 3. the… …

    Universalium

  • 20 Height — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Height >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 height height altitude elevation Sgm: N 1 eminence eminence pitch Sgm: N 1 loftiness loftiness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 sublimity sublimity GR …

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