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English definition of “height”

height

noun
 
 
/haɪt/
HOW TALL [C, U] B1 how tall or high something or someone is: a man of average height The tower measures 27.28 metres in height.Measurements in general
HOW FAR UP [C, U] B1 how far above the ground something is: The aircraft was flying at a height of about 6000 metres.Measurements in general
TALL [U] being tall: People always make comments about his height.Measurements in general
the height of sth the strongest or most important part of something: I met him when he was at the height of his fame.Higher and lower points of achievementSuccess and achievementsFailures
(Definition of height from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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