Meaning of HEIGHT in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ haɪt ]

( heights)

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...

= peak

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

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