|1.||the vertical distance from the bottom or lowest part of something to the top or apex|
|2.||the vertical distance of an object or place above the ground or above sea level; altitude|
|3.||relatively great altitude or distance from the bottom to the top|
|4.||the topmost point; summit|
|5.||astronomy the angular distance of a celestial body above the horizon|
|6.||the period of greatest activity or intensity: the height of the battle|
|7.||an extreme example of its kind: the height of rudeness|
|8.||(often plural) an area of high ground|
|9.||(often plural) the state of being far above the ground: I don't like heights|
|10.||(often plural) a position of influence, fame, or power: the giddy heights they occupied in the 1980s|
|[Old English hīehthu; related to Old Norse hǣthe, Gothic hauhitha, Old High German hōhida; see |
The distance from the base of something to the top.
Stature, especially of the human body.