Meaning of HEIGHT in English


n.1 the measurement from base to top or (of a standing person) from head to foot.

2 the elevation above ground or a recognized level (usu. sea level).

3 any considerable elevation (situated at a height).

4 a a high place or area. b rising ground.

5 the top of something.

6 Printing the distance from the foot to the face of type.

7 a the most intense part or period of anything (the battle was at its height). b an extreme instance or example (the height of fashion).

Phrases and idioms:

height of land US a watershed.

Etymology: OE hehthu f. Gmc

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.