Meaning of HEIGHT in English
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
The ~ of a person or thing is their size or length from the bottom to the top.
I am 5’6’’ in ~...
The wave here has a length of 250 feet and a ~ of 10 feet...
He was a man of medium ~.
N-VAR: oft with poss, amount in N, N of amount
Height is the quality of being tall.
She admits that her ~ is intimidating for some men.
A particular ~ 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 ~ of 1 metre...
A ~ is a high position or place above the ground.
I’m not afraid of ~s.
When an activity, situation, or organization is at its ~, it is at its most successful, powerful, or intense.
During the early sixth century emigration from Britain to Brittany was at its ~...
N-SING: at N with poss
If you say that something is the ~ 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 ~ of fashion...
N-SING: the N of n emphasis
If something reaches great ~s, it becomes very extreme or intense.
...the mid-1980s, when house prices rose to absurd ~s...
N-PLURAL: with supp, oft adj N, N of n
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012