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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hight /ˈhaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hight n. A variant of Height.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hight v. t. & i. [imp. Hight, Hot p. p. Hight, Hote (░), Hoten (░). See Hote.]
 1. To be called or named. [Archaic & Poetic.]
 Note:In the form hight, it is used in a passive sense as a present, meaning is called or named, also as a preterite, was called or named. This form has also been used as a past participle. See Hote.
 The great poet of Italy,
 That highte Dante.   --Chaucer.
    Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight.   --Surrey.
 Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher.
 Father he hight, and he was, in the parish.   --Longfellow.
    Childe Harold was he hight.   --Byron.
 2. To command; to direct; to impel. [Obs.]
 But the sad steel seized not where it was hight
 Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall.   --Spenser.
 3. To commit; to intrust. [Obs.]
    Yet charge of them was to a porter hight.   --Spenser.
 4. To promise. [Obs.]
    He had hold his day, as he had hight.   --Chaucer.