height: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hīt), [key]
— n.
  1. extent or distance upward: The balloon stopped rising at a height of 500 feet.
  2. distance upward from a given level to a fixed point: the height from the ground to the first floor; the height of an animal at the shoulder.
  3. the distance between the lowest and highest points of a person standing upright; stature: She is five feet in height.
  4. considerable or great altitude or elevation: the height of the mountains.
  5. Often, They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
    1. a high place above a level; a hill or mountain:They stood on the heights overlooking the valley.
    2. the highest part; top; apex; summit:In his dreams he reached the heights.
  6. the highest point; utmost degree: the height of power; the height of pleasure.
  7. high rank in social status.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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