Definition of Height

1. Noun. The vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top.

Exact synonyms: Tallness
Generic synonyms: Dimension
Specialized synonyms: Highness, Loftiness, Lowness
Attributes: High, Low
Derivative terms: Tall

2. Noun. The highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development. "At the top of his profession"
Exact synonyms: Acme, Elevation, Meridian, Peak, Pinnacle, Summit, Superlative, Tiptop, Top
Generic synonyms: Degree, Level, Point, Stage
Derivative terms: Elevate, Elevate, Meridian, Peak, Superlative, Top, Top

3. Noun. (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot.
Exact synonyms: Stature
Generic synonyms: Bodily Property
Specialized synonyms: Tallness, Shortness
Attributes: Tall, Little, Short

4. Noun. Elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. "The altitude gave her a headache"
Exact synonyms: Altitude
Generic synonyms: Elevation
Specialized synonyms: Level, Ceiling, Ceiling
Derivative terms: Altitudinal, Altitudinous

Definition of Height

1. n. The condition of being high; elevated position.

Definition of Height

1. Noun. The distance from the base of something to the top. ¹

2. Noun. The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse). ¹

3. Noun. The highest point or maximum degree. ¹

4. Noun. (Sussex) an area of land at the top of a cliff. ¹

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Definition of Height

1. the highest point [n -S]

Medical Definition of Height

1. Vertical measurement. Anterior facial height (AFH), in cephalometrics, the linear measurement from the nasion to the menton. Height of contour, the line encircling a tooth or other structure at its greatest bulge or diameter with respect to a selected path of insertion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Height

height-length index
height above average terrain
height of contour
height vertigo

Literary usage of Height

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1. Annual Report by Chicago (Ill.). Board of Education (1901)
"GROWTH IN height AND height SITTING. height was measured by means of an adaptation of the Ber- tillion stadiometer. The heels of the shoes were ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1897)
"THE height AND THE VELOCITY OF THE FLIGHT OF A FLOCK OF GEESE MIGRATING NORTHWARD. DURING the three days ending March 22d numerous flocks of geese were seen ..."

3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1864)
"Extremities neatly rounded. Surface marked by numerous distinct unequal lines running parallel with the pallia! margin. Length 1-36 (100); height -65 (48). ..."

4. A Manual of Forestry by William Schlich (1895)
"height Increment. a. Of the Past. The height increment of standing trees can in some cases be ascertained by the whorls formed in successive years. ..."

5. Vitruvius, the Ten Books on Architecture by Vitruvius Pollio (1914)
"them form the height. If they are higher, the heights of the architraves are to be worked out proportionately in the same manner from the height of the ..."

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