Height is defined as the distance from the bottom to the top of something or the highest point or the greatest degree.(noun)
See height in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < earlier highth < ME heighthe < OE hiehthu (akin to Goth hauhitha) < heah: see high & -th
See height in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hēhthu, hēahthu. Usage Note: The pronunciation of height with a final (th), (hīth), which is rarely heard now, reflects the original spelling and pronunciation of the word in Old English. During the Middle English period, the (th) varied with (t), with the final (t) predominating after the 15th century. Another pronunciation, with a (th) sound coming after (t), (hītth), is often heard, but it is generally regarded as nonstandard. In a recent survey, 90 percent of the Usage Panel disapproved of this pronunciation, which probably came about by association with width, breadth, and length.
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