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height

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of height

  1. 1 the highest part or point many regard the painting of the Sistine Chapel as the height of Michelangelo's career Synonyms of height acme, apex, apogee, capstone, climax, crescendo, crest, crown, culmination, head, high noon, high tide, high-water mark, meridian, ne plus ultra, noon, noontime, peak, pinnacle, sum, summit, tip-top, top, zenith Words Related to height bloom, blossom, flood tide, flower, glory, heyday, prime; cap, ceiling, roof; extreme, extremity, tip, vertex; high, highlight, highspot Near Antonyms of height abyss, base, foot; minimum Antonyms of height bottom, nadir, rock bottom

  2. 2 the most extreme or advanced point the student's defiant use of a cell phone during class was regarded by the professor as the height of insolence Synonyms of height depth, extremity, limit Words Related to height consummation, epitome, quintessence, ultimate

  3. 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 Synonyms of height altitude, elevation, inches, stature Words Related to height rise; highness, loftiness, tallness

  4. 4 an area of high ground Gulliver, standing on a height near the shore, saw an island suspended above the sea Synonyms of height altitude(s), elevation, eminence, highland, hill, hump, mound, prominence, rise, upland Words Related to height alp, mount, mountain, peak; butte, mesa, plateau, table, tableland; bluff, cliff, crag, precipice, steep, tor; ridge, sierra; dome, sugarloaf; foothill, hillock, hummock, knob, knoll; downs Near Antonyms of height dale, dell, depression, dingle, glen, hollow, vale, valley; basin, bottom, bottomland, fen, flat, floodplain, plain, tidewater Antonyms of height lowland

  5. 5 the most intense or characteristic phase of something at the very height of the storm, someone knocked on the door Synonyms of height deep, depth, thick, middle, midstWords Related to height center, heart

Synonym Discussion of height

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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