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  1. height
    IPA[hīt]
  2. noun

    • 1. the measurement from base to top or (of a standing person) from head to foot:

      columns rising to 65 feet in height both men were of average height
    • 2. elevation above ground or a recognized level (typically sea level):

      the glider is gaining height
      Synonym : highness, tallness, loftiness, distance upwards, extent upwards, vertical measurement, elevation, stature, altitude, distance above the ground, vertical distance above sea level
    • 3. the quality of being tall or high:

      his height seems to work to his advantage
    • 4. a high place or area:

      he's terrified of heights
      Synonym : high places, sheer drops, steep inclines, high ground, steep ground, precipices, cliffs
    • 5. the most intense part or period of something:

      the height of the tourist season they took consumerism to new heights at the height of his career
      Synonym : high point, highest point, crowning moment, culminating point, peak, acme, apotheosis, zenith, apogee, pinnacle, climax, culmination, consummation, high water mark
    • 6. an extreme instance or example of something:

      it would be the height of bad manners not to attend the wedding
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: height, plural noun: heights

    • noun

      the measurement of someone or something from head to foot or from base to top:

      elevation above ground or a recognized level (typically sea level):

    • noun

      the height of a lower-case x, considered characteristic of a given typeface or script.
    • (of an aircraft) descend to a lower level in flight
    • noun

      the degree to which the tongue is raised or lowered in the articulation of a particular vowel.
    • noun

      the position of something when level with the height of a person's head:
    • (of an aircraft) descend to a lower level in flight
    • noun

      the degree to which the tongue is raised or lowered in the articulation of a particular vowel.
    • noun

      the height of a cone from the vertex to the periphery (rather than the centre) of the base.
    • noun

      the height of a lower-case x, considered characteristic of a given typeface or script.
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