heighth

noun

ˈhī(t)th

chiefly dialectal variant of height

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
Choose the Right Synonym for 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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“Heighth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heighth. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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