Height

Definition of Height

Pronunciation: hīt
n.1.The condition of being high; elevated position.
Behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
- Job xxii. 12.
2.The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of an animal, especially of a man; stature.
[Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span.
- 1 Sam. xvii. 4.
3.Degree of latitude either north or south.
Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south.
- Abp. Abbot.
4.That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
5.Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preëminence or distinction in society; prominence.
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
- R. Browning.
All would in his power hold, all make his subjects.
- Chapman.
6.Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
Social duties are carried to greater heights, and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion.
- Addison.
7.Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.
My grief was at the height before thou camest.
- Shak.
On height
aloud.
[He] spake these same words, all on hight.
- Chaucer.

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