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Meaning of "height" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HEIGHT

Old English hīehthu; related to Old Norse hǣthe, Gothic hauhitha, Old High German hōhida.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HEIGHT

height  [haɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HEIGHT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Height is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HEIGHT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Height

Height is the measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how "tall" something is, or how "high up" it is. For example "The height of the building is 50 m" or "The height of the airplane is 10,000 m". When used to describe how high something like an airplane or mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Height is measured along the vertical axis between a specified point and another point.

Definition of height in the English dictionary

The first definition of height in the dictionary is the vertical distance from the bottom or lowest part of something to the top or apex. Other definition of height is the vertical distance of an object or place above the ground or above sea level; altitude. Height is also relatively great altitude or distance from the bottom to the top.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HEIGHT


bright
braɪt
cite
saɪt
copyright
ˈkɒpɪˌraɪt
despite
dɪˈspaɪt
fight
faɪt
flight
flaɪt
invite
ɪnˈvaɪt
knight
naɪt
light
laɪt
lite
laɪt
might
maɪt
night
naɪt
overnight
ˌəʊvəˈnaɪt
quite
kwaɪt
right
raɪt
satellite
ˈsætəˌlaɪt
site
saɪt
spotlight
ˈspɒtˌlaɪt
tight
taɪt
tonight
təˈnaɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HEIGHT

heid
Heidegger
Heidelberg
Heidelberg man
Heiduc
heifer
Heifetz
heigh-ho
height gauge
height of land
height-to-paper
heighten
heightened
heightener
heightism
heights

WORDS THAT END LIKE HEIGHT

air freight
air-freight
atomic weight
birth weight
curb weight
eight
featherweight
freight
gross weight
head height
heavyweight
lightweight
middleweight
molecular weight
net weight
overweight
straight
underweight
weight
welterweight
x-height

Synonyms and antonyms of height in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HEIGHT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «height» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of height

Translation of «height» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HEIGHT

Find out the translation of height to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of height from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «height» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高度
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

altura
570 millions of speakers

English

height
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ऊंचाई
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إِرْتِفَاع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высота
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

altura
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

উচ্চতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hauteur
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ketinggian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Höhe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

高さ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

높이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwur
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chiều cao
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उंची
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

yükseklik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

altezza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysokość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зріст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

înălțime
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ύψος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoogte
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

längd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høyde
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of height

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HEIGHT»

The term «height» is very widely used and occupies the 1.390 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HEIGHT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «height» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «height» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about height

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10 QUOTES WITH «HEIGHT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word height.
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Alvar Aalto
Once I tried to make a standardization of staircases. Probably that is one of the oldest of the standardizations. Of course, we design new staircase steps every day in connection with all our houses, but a standardized step depends on the height of the buildings and on all kinds of things.
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Elliott Abrams
At the height of the Cold War, when Ronald Reagan was president, the Soviets and their allies and satellites did not shirk human rights debates with the West. They had their arguments ready.
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Jaimie Alexander
I think that when people look at me, and they look at my height and my voice and my coloring, they automatically think, 'Tough.'
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Gamaliel Bailey
Never respect men merely for their riches, but rather for their philanthropy; we do not value the sun for its height, but for its use.
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Henry Beard
There is no such thing as a 'correct' weight for any particular height - they are only averages.
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Amy Bloom
I am all for loving relationships in which the couple at the center are a match set in terms of height, weight, color, and socially approved orientation. But it doesn't strike me as any better or more blessed or more heartwarming than when people who clearly are not a match set on the outside are so clearly meant to be together on the inside.
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Jim Bolger
Politicians, no matter who they are, shouldn't be able to manipulate the public on a single issue and then call an election at the height of support - that's a little bit of a manipulation of democracy.
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Drew Brees
I don't believe that you can be too short as a quarterback. It's not about height.
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Robert Browning
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
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Herb Caen
A city is not gauged by its length and width, but by the broadness of its vision and the height of its dreams.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HEIGHT»

Discover the use of height in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to height and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Height
Featuring a fun concluding activity and relatable examples and problems throughout, this book will reach readers.
Chris Woodford, 2012
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Height, Health and History: Nutritional Status in the United ...
Height, Health and History provides an invigorating statistical edge to many debates about the history of the human body itself.
Roderick Floud, Annabel Gregory, Kenneth Wachter, 1990
3
Increase Your Height
Practice the methods and regime given in the book for 15 minutes every day, and increase your height by 4 to 10 cm. This scientific course has been successfully adopted by many people in the USA & UK.
Krishna Gopal Vikal, 1989
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The American Skyscraper, 1850-1940: A Celebration of Height
The history of the American Skysraper from its origins to the present day, as a typical American product and contribution to world architecture.
Joseph J. Korom, 2008
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Elevations: The Height of the Good in Rosenzweig and Levinas
This elevating pull of an ethics that can account for the relation of self and other without reducing either term is the central theme of these essays.
Richard A. Cohen, 1994
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Size Matters: How Height Affects the Health, Happiness, and ...
A distiguished journalist and author of Merchants of Immortality explores the issue of male body image as he examines the influence of height on male social status, psychology, relationships, and professional success and reflects on why one ...
Stephen S. Hall, 2006
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Ebk Open Wide the Freedom Gates: A Memo
A Memo Dorothy Height, Height. The pearls of insight, wisdom and courage she gracio,usly shares should draw and satiate anyone who wants to better understand America's 20th century, the race and gender dynamics we still grapple with ...
Dorothy Height, Height, 2009
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Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Prediction of Adult ...
This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to assessing skeletal maturity and predicting adult height in children.
James Mourilyan Tanner, 2001
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Height of fashion
This collection of photographs accompanied by anecdotes and an introduction by New York Times Magazine Style Director Amy Spindler offers not only a look at some of the most incredible fashion moments of the last several decades, but also a ...
Lisa Eisner, Román Alonso, 2000
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Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
A. Height Measurement of height is necessary to estimate ideal body weight or desirable body weight, body mass index (BMI), and body surface area, and it is used to calculate energy requirements as well as body composition. Height should ...
Ann M. Coulston, Carol Boushey, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HEIGHT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term height is used in the context of the following news items.
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City Planning Commission rejects 14-story Virgin Hotel over height
Developers argued the main hotel tower will stay within the 125-foot height limit. A penthouse on top exceeds the limit -- to a total of 148 feet ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
2
All 3 towers of new downtown Lou. crossing reach maximum height
All three towers are at their maximum height and the Indiana approach is connected to the bridge deck at one of the towers. Loading… Post to ... «WHAS 11.com, Jul 15»
3
Edmonton homes can now have more storeys but height restriction …
A change approved by city council last week removes a limit of 2 1/2 storeys, although the maximum height at the mid-point of the roof is still 8.6 ... «Edmonton Journal, Jul 15»
4
Examining the Dark Side of Washington, D.C.'s Height Act
The reasoning behind Washington, D.C.'s Height Act of 1899 must have seemed reasonable at the time despite its naïveté. After the ... «Curbed DC, Jul 15»
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Why Necole Bitchie Walked Away At The Height of Her Blogging …
Thursday, July 2, 2015, Necole Kane (famously known as Necole Bitchie) shocked her fans and followers with a "farewell" post on her popular ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Cathedral-Blocking Rental Towers Reach Full Height
Field Condition headed over to the site of the two Brodsky Organization-developed rentals towers at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, dubbed Enclave ... «Curbed NY, Jul 15»
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CBD height limit under spotlight
EUROBODALLA Shire Council has flagged the possibility of lifting height limits for buildings in the Batemans Bay CBD. Council's general ... «Bay Post/Moruya Examiner, Jul 15»
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Extell changes height of 250 South to 68 stories
Extell's controversial tower at 250 South Street has seen its proposed height rise and fall, but the latest permits place it at the taller end of the ... «The Real Deal Magazine, Jul 15»
9
BLOODHOUND SSC ride height test
A non-contact laser displacement sensor from Micro-Epsilon UK has been used to assess the vehicle ride height during a test leading up to the ... «Eureka, Jul 15»
10
Harvard developed hopping robot that can bounce SIX times its …
It's a powerful jumper, reaching up to six times its body height in vertical leaps and half its body width in lateral jumps. In the field, the hopping ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»

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