heighth

noun \ ˈhī(t)th \

Chiefly dialectal variant of

1 a :the part that rises or extends upward the greatest distance :the highest part :summit
  • reached the height of the mountain
b :the most advanced or extreme point of something :zenith
  • at the height of his powers
  • during the height of the violence
2 a :the distance from the bottom to the top of someone or something standing upright
  • estimating the height of a tree
  • a woman of average height
  • six feet in height
b :the extent of elevation above a level
  • The land reaches a height of 600 feet above sea level.
3 :the condition of being tall or extending upward a great distance
  • He was surprised by her height.
  • other ball players who have more height
4 a :an extent of land rising to a considerable degree above the surrounding country
b :a point or position that is advanced or extreme or that extends upward a great distance :a high point or position
  • afraid of heights
  • the heights and depths of love
5 obsolete :an advanced social rank

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Synonym Discussion of heighth

height, altitude, elevation mean vertical distance either between the top and bottom of something or between a base and something above it. height refers to something measured vertically whether high or low.
    • a wall two meters in height
altitude and elevation apply to height as measured by angular measurement or atmospheric pressure; altitude is preferable when referring to vertical distance above the surface of the earth or above sea level; elevation is used especially in reference to vertical height on land.
    • fly at an altitude of 10,000 meters
    • Denver is a city with a high elevation

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