Meaning of HEIGHT in English


[noun] - the distance from the top to the bottom of something, the quality of being tall, or the distance from a surface to a position on an objectHis height is about 1.75 metres. [C]The sheer height of New York's skyscrapers is so impressive. [C]She's about average height (= neither unusually short or tall). [U]Height also refers to the particular distance that something is above a surface.At heights of 4000 or 5000 metres above sea level the air gets quite thin. [C]The bullet entered the body at chest height. [U]You can adjust the height of the chair with this lever. [U]The height of a situation or event is the time when it is strongest or most full of activity.August is the height of the tourist season.At the height of the storm/riot/violence/crisis we were left without any help.The height of also means an extreme example of.It would be the height of stupidity to refuse to answer their questions.They were dressed in the height of fashion (= in extremely modern stylish clothes).The height of is the top of or the highest possible achievement.She was at the height of her career when he first met her.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.