Word family noun height heights adjective heightened verb heighten
From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheightheight /haɪt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 1 how tall [countable, uncountable]TALL PERSON how tall someone or something is Sam’s about the same height as his sister now. State your age, height, and weight. buildings of different heightssix feet/ten metres etc in height None of these sculptures was less than three metres in height.a height of six feet/ten metres etc Sunflowers can grow to a height of 15 feet.2 distance above the groundHIGH [countable, uncountable] the distance something is above the ground It’s a miracle she didn’t break her neck falling from that height.a height of 2,500 feet/10,000 metres etc The aircraft was flying at a height of 10,000 metres.gain/lose height (=move higher or lower in the sky) The plane was rapidly losing height.3 high place a) [countable]HIGH a place or position that is a long way above the groundfrom a height a bird that opens shellfish by dropping them from a height onto rocks Rachel had always been scared of heights.have a head for heights (=not be afraid of heights) b) heights [plural]TTR a particular high place – used especially in place names the Golan Heights4 new/great/dizzy etc heights5 the height of something6 be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc7 be the height of fashion/stupidity/luxury etc
Examples from the Corpus
heightOne of the climbers fell from a height of 25 metres.They take 40 years to bloom, 50 years to grow branches and 150 years to reach a height of 40 feet.You have to be a certain height to get on some of the rides.Sally had always been self-conscious about her height.Some of the pyramids are over 200 feet in height.Sam's about my height, I guess.In the decade since then, Disney has soared to new heights.The living space is excellent with plenty of height and room inside.Peak heights were measured and corrected to a constant internal standard value.She's about the same height as I am.My brother and I are nearly the same height.Langford was forty years old, and at the height of his reputation as a war photographer.It was in the height of fashion when it was built.No one knows the height of the tsunami caused by this eruption.What's the height of the average banana tree?gain/lose heightThe control column was eased forward to maintain speed and the aircraft began to lose height.With sixty-seven miles to run he needed to lose height at nearly three thousand feet a minute.This helped them to gain height and get power when heading the ball.Vampires rose into the air, trying to gain height, kicking at clutching hands.
Origin height Old English hiehthu