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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

Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.
Dag Hammarskjold

All right everyone, line up alphabetically according to your height.
Casey Stengel

Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost

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