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Definition of Height

Height

  1. The condition of being high; elevated position.
  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 animal, especially of a man; stature.
  3. Degree of latitude either north or south.
  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; preeminence or distinction in society; prominence.
  6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
  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.

Height Quotations

A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.
Herb Caen

I failed to make the chess team because of my height.
Woody Allen

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Well, I believe that the depth of your struggle can determine the height of your success. I was inspired to come out of everything I've been through and end up in a place where I never thought that I would be.
R. Kelly

Proportion is that agreeable harmony between the several parts of a building, which is the result of a just and regular agreement of them with each other; the height to the width, this to the length, and each of these to the whole.
Vitruvius
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Height Translations

height in Dutch is hoogte
height in Finnish is korkeus
height in French is pointure, hauteur, altitude
height in Italian is altitudine, grossezza, elevazione
height in Latin is sublimitas
height in Portuguese is altura, altitude
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