Definitions of height

  1. the highest level or degree attainable; " 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"
  2. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; " the altitude gave her a headache"
  3. natural height of a person or animal in an upright position
  4. the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
  5. The condition of being high; elevated position.
  6. 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.
  7. Degree of latitude either north or south.
  8. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
  9. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.
  10. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
  11. 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.
  12. Altitude; elevation; highest state or degree; an eminence or hill; summit; stature; as, what is your height.
  13. The condition of being high: distance upwards: that which is elevated, a hill: elevation in rank or excellence: utmost degree.
  14. Elevation; distance upwards; anything elevated; a hill; extreme degree.
  15. Distance above a base; altitude.
  16. An eminence.
  17. The acme; extreme degree.
  18. Elevation above the ground; the altitude of an object; an eminence; elevation in excellence or rank; highest degree.
  19. Distance above the ground; elevated ground; a hill; altitude of any thing or person; elevation of rank, excellence, or fame; highest state; crisis.

Usage examples for height

  1. To have Densham paint her picture was just at that moment the height of Mrs. Thorpe- Satchell's ambition. – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. The excitement reached its height when Deb. – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  3. " You're both," he said, after a pause, " much about his height." – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  4. Strive with thy sin and it shall make the muscles, And strength to take thee to another height. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
  5. Same height and everything. – The Hollow of Her Hand by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. Now, continued he, this fellow is just my height. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  7. There is no distance, except the distance in the sky, to be seen from the level earth; but from the height is to be seen the distance of this world. – Essays by Alice Meynell
  8. He was now more than eighteen years of age, and nearly six feet in height. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  9. It was at this height of excitement that Paul Balcom entered. – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  10. The girl drew her hand from his and straightened to her full height. – The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  11. He was a man of middle height, of a spare frame, which showed no sign of great personal strength, but was well knit, and might easily have been capable of great endurance. – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  12. Many of these patients are under weight for their height. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  13. The rooms, which receive light on one side only, are equal in height. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  14. In that hour, she rose to a height above herself. – Beyond by John Galsworthy
  15. He raised himself to his full height. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  16. He rose slowly to his full height and held out his hand. – We Three by Gouverneur Morris
  17. It doesn't have anything to do with height. – O+F by John Moncure Wetterau
  18. " Comrade," said one, " here is a well- built young fellow, and of proper height." – Candide by Voltaire Commentator: Philip Littell
  19. Thereupon Ulenspiegel raised himself to his full height and drew his dagger. – The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere by Charles de Coster
  20. I did not see him standing, but I should judge he's of more than ordinary height. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking