Meaning of HEIGHT in English

HEIGHT

noun

1 how tall sb/sth is

ADJECTIVE

▪ full , maximum

He drew himself up to his full ~ and glared at us.

▪ considerable , great , towering

Her great ~ was rather a handicap.

▪ average , medium , middle

a man of middle ~

▪ low

VERB + HEIGHT

▪ determine , measure

▪ have

▪ grow to , reach

The plants grow to a maximum ~ of 24 inches.

▪ adjust

You can adjust the ~ of the chair.

▪ increase , reduce

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~

The wall is nine feet in ~.

2 distance above the ground/sea level

ADJECTIVE

▪ considerable , great

The object had clearly fallen from a considerable ~.

▪ ceiling , chest , head , shoulder , waist , etc.

Bring your hands to shoulder ~.

VERB + HEIGHT

▪ gain

▪ lose

The plane was beginning to lose ~.

▪ maintain

The pilot was unable to maintain ~.

▪ attain , climb to , reach , rise to

The balloon reached a ~ of 20 000 feet.

PREPOSITION

▪ at a ~ of

The animal lives in lakes at a ~ of 6 000 feet above sea level.

3 ( usually heights ) high place

ADJECTIVE

▪ mountain , rocky

The condor soars effortlessly above the mountain ~s.

VERB + HEIGHTS

▪ scale

They were the first expedition to scale the ~s of Everest.

▪ be afraid of

▪ have a head for ( esp. BrE )

A steeplejack has to have a good head for ~s.

PREPOSITION

▪ from a ~

The pattern of the ancient fields is clearly visible from a ~.

PHRASES

▪ a fear of ~s

4 heights high level of achievement

ADJECTIVE

▪ commanding , dizzy ( esp. BrE ), dizzying , giddy ( esp. BrE ), lofty

They have risen to the dizzy ~s of the semi-finals.

▪ new

The group's popularity reached new ~s when they released their second album.

VERB + HEIGHTS

▪ achieve , climb to , reach , rise to , scale

She rose to undreamed-of ~s of power and fame.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .