Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Height is the measure of vertical distance, either 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 (y) axis between a specified point and another.
Height Keech is the stage name of Baltimore rapper and podcaster Dan Keech (born September 22, 1981). He is best known as the founder and frontman for the group Height With Friends. Before forming Height With Friends, he released three solo albums and six EPs between 2000 and 2009. Keech interviews artists and musicians on his weekly podcast Height Zone World, which debuted in July 2014.
Height is the measurement of vertical distance.
Height may also refer to:
- Height (musician), a Baltimore hip hop artist
- Height (John Nolan album)
Height is a 2009 Indie rock album by John Nolan. It was his first solo album.
Height (abelian group)
In mathematics, the height of an element g of an abelian groupA is an invariant that captures its divisibility properties: it is the largest natural numberN such that the equation Nx = g has a solution x ∈ A, or symbol ∞ if the largest number with this property does not exist. The ''' p-height''' considers only divisibility properties by the powers of a fixed prime numberp. The notion of height admits a refinement so that the p-height becomes an ordinal number. Height plays an important role in Prüfer theorems and also in Ulm's theorem, which describes the classification of certain infinite abelian groups in terms of their Ulm factors or Ulm invariants.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Height \Height\ (h[imac]t), n. [Written also hight.] [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. he['a]h[eth]u, h[=e]h[eth]u fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. h["o]jd, Dan. h["o]ide, Icel. h[ae][eth], Goth. hauhi[thorn]a. See High.]
The condition of being high; elevated position.
Behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
--Job xxii. 1
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.
Degree of latitude either north or south. [Obs.]
Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south.
That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.
Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; pre["e]minence or distinction in society; prominence.
Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
All would in his power hold, all make his subjects.
Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
Social duties are carried to greater heights, and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion.
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.
On height, aloud. [Obs.]
[He] spake these same words, all on hight.
n. the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top [syn: tallness]
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]
natural height of a person or animal in an upright position [syn: stature]
elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache" [syn: altitude]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English hiehþu, Anglian hehþo "highest part or point, summit; the heavens, heaven," from root of heah "high" (see high) + -itha, Germanic abstract noun suffix. Compare Old Norse hæð, Middle Dutch hoochte, Old High German hohida, Gothic hauhiþa "height." Meaning "distance from bottom to top" is from late 13c. Meaning "excellence, high degree of a quality" is late 14c. The modern pronunciation with -t emerged 13c., but wasn't established till 19c., and heighth is still colloquial.
n. The distance from the base of something to the top.
Usage examples of "height".
The lower lip curved outward, making a platform that abutted at the height of perhaps a hundred feet upon a sinister-looking gorge below.
It was no wonder that he rose to such a height, as in Russia the nobility never lower themselves by accepting church dignities.
It felt better to wear out my frustrations by the use of my legs, and so I resolved to follow the capering street to the top if need be and see the Vincula and Acies Castle from that height, and then to show my badge of office to the guards at the fortifications there and walk along them to the Capulus and so cross the river by the lowest way.
Reckless and stupid enough to strike at a busy inn in the heart of a bustling city that was bound to be acrawl with wizards, at the bright height of day and in full sight of all, parading around the sky on a conjured nightwyrm.
His formidable host, when it was drawn out in order of battle, covered the banks of the river, the adjacent heights, and the whole extent of a plain of above twelve miles, which separated the two armies.
During the height of the fever, tincture of aconite maybe given and an alkaline sponge-bath administered with advantage.
I knew he would be true to himself, and now how proud I am to see my Jonathan rising to the height of his advancement and keeping pace in all ways with the duties that come upon him.
If the Aerian reserves had been recalled, they had chosen other heights to grace with their weary presence.
She wanted to see Aerians sweeping the heights above, and Leontines prowling around the pillars that were placed beneath those heights, as if they held up not only ceiling but sky.
The rival aeroplane was now skimming above the water at a height of about a thousand feet.
Running to the window they saw the Mortlake aeroplane whiz by at a fair height.
They therefore represent a bay of the choir, of which the clerestory and triforium are removed, and the aisle roof is raised to the height of the roof of the choir itself.
Outside stood a tiny, wispy lady of late middle years, wearing a quilted sacque of plum-coloured satin which would have been the height of alamodality some thirty years ago.
Though the morning sun climbed the blue sky, it had yet to rise above the heights of Alcazar to shine down into the tall, narrow yard.
At nightfall the British were on the heights of Cabeca and Aldea Rubia, and so secured their former position at San Christoval.