Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “height”

height

noun [C or U] uk   /haɪt/ us  
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.
(Definition of height from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of height?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “height” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More