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Meaning of HEIGHT

Pronunciation:  hIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  natural height of a person or animal in an upright position
  2. [n]  elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
  3. [n]  the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
  4. [n]  the highest level or degree attainable; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"

HEIGHT is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: acme, altitude, elevation, peak, pinnacle, stature, summit, superlative, top
 See Also: bodily property, ceiling, degree, dimension, elevation, highness, level, level, loftiness, lowness, point, shortness, stage, tallness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Height\, n. [Written also {hight}.] [OE. heighte, heght,
heighthe, AS. he['a]h?u, fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte,
Sw. h["o]jd, Dan. h["o]ide, Icel. h[ae]?, Goth. hauhipa. See
1. The condition of being high; elevated position.

         Behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
                                               --Job xxii.

2. The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above
   that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the
   level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a
   surface, as the floor or the ground, of animal, especially
   of a man; stature. --Bacon.

         [Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span. --1
                                               Sam. xvii. 4.

3. Degree of latitude either north or south. [Obs.]

         Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as
         Peru to the south.                    --Abp. Abbot.

4. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain;
   as, Alpine heights. --Dryden.

5. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power,
   learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank;
   pre["e]minence or distinction in society; prominence.

         Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
                                               --R. Browning.

         All would in his power hold, all make his subjects.

6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.

         Social duties are carried to greater heights, and
         enforced with stronger motives by the principles of
         our religion.                         --Addison.

7. Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or
   condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of
   madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.

         My grief was at the height before thou camest.

{On height}, aloud. [Obs.]

         [He] spake these same words, all on hight.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are at a great height means that you have reached one of your highest goals or objectives. Dreaming that you are afraid of heights indicates that you are striving for goals that seem beyond your reach.
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