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heightnoun [C or U]

uk   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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