Height - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |haɪt|  American pronunciation of the word height
Brit.  |hʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word height

noun

- the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top (syn: tallness)
- the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development(syn: acme, elevation, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top)

at the height of her career

- (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot (syn: stature)
- elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface (syn: altitude)

Examples

What's the height of the building?

These bushes grow to heights of up to five feet.

We were measured for height and weight.

The ride has a height requirement. You have to be four feet tall to ride.

I was surprised by his height.

The land reaches a height of 600 feet above sea level.

Sam's about the same height as his sister now.

State your age, height, and weight.

None of these sculptures was less than three metres in height.

Sunflowers can grow to a height of fifteen feet.

It's a miracle she didn't break her neck falling from that height.

The aircraft was flying at a height of 10,000 metres.

The plane was rapidly losing height.

Rachel had always been scared of heights.

at the height of her career

Word forms

noun
singular: height
plural: heights
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