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altitude

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of altitude

  1. 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 Synonyms of altitude height, elevation, inches, statureWords Related to altitude rise; highness, loftiness, tallness

  2. 2 the most extreme or advanced point a man whose arrogance continues to reach new altitudes Synonyms of altitude depth, extremity, limitWords Related to altitude consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate

  3. 3 usually altitudes pl  an area of high ground the air is thinner at higher altitudes Synonyms of altitude height(s), elevation, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, prominence, rise, uplandWords Related to altitude alp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downsNear Antonyms of altitude dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewaterAntonyms of altitude lowland

Synonym Discussion of altitude

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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