Height definitions

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The topmost point of anything.
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The highest limit; greatest degree; extreme; climax; culmination.

The height of absurdity.

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The distance from the bottom to the top.
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A point or place considerably above most others; eminence; elevation; hill.
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High rank.
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Height is defined as the distance from the bottom to the top of something or the highest point or the greatest degree.

An example of height is 5'8".

An example of height is the top of Mount Everest.

An example of height is the top achievement of someone's career.

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The distance from the base of something to the top.
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The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
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The highest point or maximum degree.

She's at the height of her career.

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(Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.
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The distance from the base of something to the top.
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Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude.
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The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall.

Height is an advantage in basketball.

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Stature, especially of the human body.
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A hill, mountain, or other piece of ground that stands out from the surrounding land.
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A high point or position.

Prices rose to stunning heights.

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The highest or uppermost point; the summit or apex.

Finally reached the height of the mountain.

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The highest or most advanced degree; the zenith.

At the height of her career.

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The point of highest intensity; the climax.

The height of a storm.

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High rank, estate, or degree.
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Loftiness of mind.
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Arrogance; hauteur.
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Elevation or distance above a given level, as above the surface of the earth or sea; altitude.
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Elevation (of the sun, a star, etc.) above the horizon, measured in degrees.
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A relatively great distance from bottom to top.
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A relatively great distance above a given level.
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Origin of height

From the older heighth, from Old English hīehþu, from Proto-Germanic *hauhiþō (cf. *hauhaz), cognate to Old Norse and Icelandic hæð (cf. Swedish höjd, Norwegian høyde), Dutch hoogte, Old High German hohida, Gothic (hauhiþa). Corresponds to high + -th.