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English noun: height

1. height (attribute) the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top


Broader (hypernym)dimension

Narrower (hyponym)highness, loftiness, lowness

Attributehigh, low

2. height (state) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development

SamplesHis 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.

Synonymsacme, elevation, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, superlative, tiptop, top

Broader (hypernym)degree, level, point, stage

3. height (attribute) (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot


Broader (hypernym)bodily property

Narrower (hyponym)shortness, tallness

Attributelittle, short, tall

4. height (attribute) elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

SamplesThe altitude gave her a headache.


Broader (hypernym)elevation

Narrower (hyponym)ceiling, ceiling, level

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