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Definition of 'height'


  1. the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
       Synonyms: tallness
  2. the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development; "his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty"; "the artist's gifts are at their acme"; "at the height of her career"; "the peak of perfection"; "summer was at its peak"; "...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame"; "the summit of his ambition"; "so many highest superlatives achieved by man"; "at the top of his profession"
       Synonyms: acme elevation peak pinnacle summit superlative meridian tiptop top
  3. (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
       Synonyms: stature
  4. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
       Synonyms: altitude

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