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Height meaning

height - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. The condition of being high; elevated position.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. Degree of latitude either north or south.
  4. 4. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
  5. 5. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.
  6. 6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Elevation; distance upwards; anything elevated; a hill; extreme degree.

height - examples of usage

  1. One morning, whilst the enthusiasm was at its height, Mr. Oppner rose from the breakfast table upon hearing the 'phone bell ring. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  2. In person he was slender, but of his height it was impossible to judge accurately whilst he remained seated. - "The Sins of Séverac Bablon", Sax Rohmer.
  3. Height above the sea, 1528 feet. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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