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Definition 1: the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for height in the sense of this definition

(height is a kind of ...) the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height)

(... is a kind of height ) the quality of being high or lofty

(... is a kind of height ) the quality of being low; lacking height

"he was suddenly aware of the lowness of the ceiling"

(... are attributes of height) (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

(... are attributes of height) literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension

"low ceilings" "low clouds" "low hills" "the sun is low" "low furniture" "a low bow"

Definition 2: (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for height in the sense of this definition

(height is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of height ) the property of being taller than average stature

(... is a kind of height ) the property of being shorter than average stature

(... are attributes of height) great in vertical dimension; high in stature

"tall people" "tall buildings" "tall trees" "tall ships"

(... are attributes of height) low in stature; not tall

"he was short and stocky" "short in stature" "a short smokestack" "a little man"

Definition 3: elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where height or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the altitude gave her a headache

Synonyms for height in the sense of this definition

(height is a kind of ...) distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level)

"there was snow at the higher elevations"

(... is a kind of height ) height above ground

"the water reached ankle level" "the pictures were at the same level"

(... is a kind of height ) (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds

(... is a kind of height ) maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)

Definition 4: the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development - [noun denoting state]

Samples where height or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
  • the artist's gifts are at their acme
  • at the height of her career
  • the peak of perfection
  • summer was at its peak
  • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
  • the summit of his ambition
  • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
  • at the top of his profession

Synonyms for height in the sense of this definition

(height is a kind of ...) a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process

"a remarkable degree of frankness" "at what stage are the social sciences?"

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