Significado de “height” - Diccionario inglés

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heightnoun [ C or U ]

uk /haɪt/ us /haɪt/

B1 the distance from the top to the bottom of something, or the quality of being tall:

The sheer height of New York's skyscrapers is so impressive.
She's about average height (= neither short nor tall).

B1 the particular distance that something is above a surface:

The bullet entered the body at chest height.
heights

high places, or the top of hills:

Don't go up the tower if you're afraid of heights.
Machine guns were mounted along the heights behind the town.

a high level of success:

He reached the heights of his profession at the age of 35.
Share prices scaled new heights yesterday.
Her husband rose to the dizzy/lofty heights of transport minister.
the height of sth

C2 the time when a situation or event is strongest or most full of activity:

August is the height of the tourist season.
At the height of the violence/crisis we were left without any help.

an extreme example of something:

the height of fashion

the time when you are most successful in what you do:

She was at the height of her career when he first met her.

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(Definición de height de Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

height en inglés americano

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heightnoun [ C/U ]

us /hɑɪt/

the distance from the top to the bottom of something, or the quality of being tall:

[ C ] The heights of the two towers are equal.
[ U ] She’s of average height (= neither unusually short nor tall).

Height also refers to the distance that something is above a surface:

[ U ] You can adjust the height of the chair with this lever.
the height of

The height of a condition or event is when it is most full of activity or when it is at its top level of achievement:

She was at the height of her career when they met.
the height of

The height of also means an extreme example of:

the height of luxury/power/stupidity

(Definición de height de Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)