Meaning of HEIGHT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ haɪt ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
The height of a person or thing is their size or length from the bottom to the top.
I am 5’6’’ in height...
The wave here has a length of 250 feet and a height of 10 feet...
He was a man of medium height.
N-VAR : oft with poss , amount in N , N of amount
Height is the quality of being tall.
She admits that her height is intimidating for some men.
A particular height is the distance that something is above the ground or above something else mentioned.
...a test in which a 6.3 kilogram weight was dropped on it from a height of 1 metre...
A height is a high position or place above the ground.
I’m not afraid of heights.
When an activity, situation, or organization is at its height , it is at its most successful, powerful, or intense.
During the early sixth century emigration from Britain to Brittany was at its height...
N-SING : at N with poss
If you say that something is the height of a particular quality, you are emphasizing that it has that quality to the greatest degree possible.
The hip-hugging black and white polka-dot dress was the height of fashion...
N-SING : the N of n [ emphasis ]
If something reaches great heights , it becomes very extreme or intense.
...the mid-1980s, when house prices rose to absurd heights...
N-PLURAL : with supp , oft adj N , N of n
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006