altitude


altitude

noun

Definition of ALTITUDE

1
the distance of something or someone from bottom to top <the altitude of the highest mountain in the U.S. is only about two thirds that of the highest mountain in the world>
Related Words rise; highness, loftiness, tallness
2
the most extreme or advanced point <a man whose arrogance continues to reach new altitudes>
Synonyms depth, extremity, limit
3
usually altitudes pl  an area of high ground <the air is thinner at higher altitudes>
Antonyms lowland

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