height /ˈhaɪt, &dɪvɪdɛ;ˈhaɪtθ/
height /ˈhaɪt, ˈhaɪtθ/ 名詞
Height n. [Written also hight.]
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. [Obs.]
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. [Obs.]
[He] spake these same words, all on hight. --Chaucer.
n 1: the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base
of something to the top [syn: tallness]
2: the highest level or degree attainable; "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" [syn: acme, elevation,
peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, top]
3: natural height of a person or animal in an upright position
4: elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's
surface; "the altitude gave her a headache" [syn: altitude]