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height

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1 the highest part or point

  • many regard the painting of the Sistine Chapel as the height of Michelangeloʼs career
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2 the most extreme or advanced point

  • the studentʼs defiant use of a cell phone during class was regarded by the professor as the height of insolence
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3 the distance of something or someone from bottom to top

  • the average height of the players on the volleyball team is well over six feet
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4 an area of high ground

  • Gulliver, standing on a height near the shore, saw an island suspended above the sea
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5 the most intense or characteristic phase of something

  • at the very height of the storm, someone knocked on the door
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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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