height Definition in Cambridge British English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of "height" - British English Dictionary

See all translations

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.
More examples
(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
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More