see also: Height
Pronunciation Noun


  1. The distance from the base of something to the top.
  2. The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
  3. The highest point or maximum degree.
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, The Tragicall Historie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke: […] (Second Quarto), London: Printed by I[ames] R[oberts] for N[icholas] L[ing] […], published 1604, OCLC 760858814 ↗, [Act I, scene iv]:
      {...}}They clepe#English|clip vs drunkards, and with swinish#English|Swiniſh phraſe / soil#English|Soyle our addition#English|addition, and indeede it takes / From our atchieuements, though perform’d at height / The pith and marrow of our attribute{{...}
    • 2004, Peter Bondanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, chapter 4, gbooks :
      During the height of Italian immigration in the United States and in New York City, gangs flourished not only because of poverty but also because of political and social corruption. Policemen and politicians were often as crooked as the gang leaders themselves.
    She's at the height of her career.
  4. A high point.
    1. A mountain, especially a very high one.
  5. (Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.
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  1. Surname

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