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.

Antonyms for height

dale, bottom, flat, dell, abyss, foot, dingle, zero, underbelly, nadir, basement, depth, underbody, rock bottom, floodplain, vale, bedrock, plain, depression, glen, fen, underpart, minimum, undersurface, tidewater, lowland, underside, Dene, drop, deepness, base, bottomland, basin, hollow, valley.

Quotes of height

  1. In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor. – William Ames
  2. The one noticeable similarity with almost all serial killer victims is their short height and low weight. – Pat Brown
  3. Narrative is linear, but action has breadth and depth as well as height and is solid. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. To take my work seriously would be the height of folly. – Edward Gorey
  5. Bigotry and judgment are the height of insecurity. – Jasmine Guy
  6. Thus I was able to make pioneering measurements of the height and physical scale of plasma clouds in the ionosphere and also to estimate wind speeds in this region. – Antony Hewish
  7. I can tell when men are threatened by my height – Allison Janney
  8. No nation can rise to the height of glory unless your women are side by side with you. – Muhammad Ali Jinnah
  9. Well I knew JD could go out there and knock the guy out because in training I told JD all the time that he has height reach and size and he has the power. JD has such a right hand, his right hand is like wow, oh man it is bad. – Michael Moorer
  10. Whatever fortune has raised to a height she has raised only to cast it down. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  11. All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height – Casey Stengel
  12. The interior of Mexico consists of a mass of volcanic rocks, thrust up to a great height above the sea -level. – Edward Burnett Tylor
  13. I first got involved in theater in 1968, at the height of a social tumult. I was a poet. – August Wilson
  14. One of the Life Saving men snapped the camera for us, taking a picture just as the machine had reached the end of the track and had risen to a height of about two feet. – Orville Wright

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

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