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 ~...

= peak

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

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