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TOEFL IELTS BNC: 1913 COCA: 2040

height

1 ENTRIES FOUND:
height /ˈhaɪt/ noun
plural heights
height
/ˈhaɪt/
noun
plural heights
Learner's definition of HEIGHT
: a measurement of how tall a person or thing is : the distance from the bottom to the top of a person or thing高度
[count]
[noncount]
see picture at geometry
[noncount] : the condition of being tall
[count] : the distance above a level or surface高度;海拔
[count]
: a great distance above the ground高处
usually plural通常用复数
: an area that is higher than the areas around it高地
usually plural通常用复数often used in the names of places常用于地名
[singular] : the most advanced or extreme point of something最高点;最高潮时期
heights [plural] : very good or successful levels很好的程度;很成功的地位
the height ofused to say that something is an extreme example of something极度
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 1913 COCA: 2040

height

noun

ˈhīt How to pronounce height (audio)
nonstandard
ˈhītth How to pronounce height (audio)
1
a
: the part that rises or extends upward the greatest distance : the highest part : summit
reached the height of the mountain
b
: the most advanced or extreme point of something : zenith
at the height of his powers
during the height of the violence
2
a
: the distance from the bottom to the top of someone or something standing upright
estimating the height of a tree
a woman of average height
six feet in height
b
: the extent of elevation above a level
The land reaches a height of 600 feet above sea level.
3
: the condition of being tall or extending upward a great distance
He was surprised by her height.
other ball players who have more height
4
a
: an extent of land rising to a considerable degree above the surrounding country
b
: a point or position that is advanced or extreme or that extends upward a great distance : a high point or position
afraid of heights
the heights and depths of love
5
obsolete : an advanced social rank
Choose the Right Synonym for height

height, altitude, elevation mean vertical distance either between the top and bottom of something or between a base and something above it.

height refers to something measured vertically whether high or low.

a wall two meters in height

altitude and elevation apply to height as measured by angular measurement or atmospheric pressure; altitude is preferable when referring to vertical distance above the surface of the earth or above sea level; elevation is used especially in reference to vertical height on land.

fly at an altitude of 10,000 meters
Denver is a city with a high elevation

Example Sentences

What's the height of the building? These bushes grow to heights of up to five feet. a woman of average height We were measured for height and weight. The ride has a height requirement. You have to be four feet tall to ride. I was surprised by his height. The land reaches a height of 600 feet above sea level. See More
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Word History

Etymology

Middle English heighthe, from Old English hīehthu; akin to Old High German hōhida height, Old English hēah high

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of height was before the 12th century
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 1913 COCA: 2040
height

noun¹

1how tall sb/sth is高度ADJECTIVE | VERB + HEIGHT | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEfull, maximum最大高度He drew himself up to his full height and glared at us.他站直身子,瞪着我們。considerable, great, towering高大的身材Her great height was rather a handicap.她個子很高,反而造成不便。average, medium, middle平均身高;中等高度a man of middle height中等身材的男子low矮個子VERB + HEIGHTdetermine, measure確定/測量高度have有高度grow to, reach長到/達到⋯的高度The plants grow to a maximum height of 24 inches.這些植物最高可以長到 24 英寸。adjust調整高度You can adjust the height of the chair.你可以調整椅子的高度。increase, reduce增加/降低高度PREPOSITIONin height高度是⋯The wall is nine feet in height.牆高 9 英尺。
height

noun²

2distance above the ground/sea level距地面或海平面的距離ADJECTIVE | VERB + HEIGHT | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEconsiderable, great相當高的距離The object had clearly fallen from a considerable height.這個物體顯然是從相當高的地方墜落下來的。ceiling, chest, head, shoulder, waist, etc.齊天花板高、齊胸高、齊頭高、齊肩高、齊腰高等Bring your hands to shoulder height.手上抬,與肩齊平。VERB + HEIGHTgain增高lose降低高度The plane was beginning to lose height.飛機開始下降。maintain保持高度The pilot was unable to maintain height.飛行員無法保持飛行高度。attain, climb to, reach, rise to達到⋯高度The balloon reached a height of 20 000 feet.氣球上升到 2 萬英尺的高度。PREPOSITIONat a height of在⋯的高度The animal lives in lakes at a height of 6 000 feet above sea level.這種動物生活在海拔 6,000 英尺的湖泊裏。
height

noun³

3(usually heights) high place高處ADJECTIVE | VERB + HEIGHTS | PREPOSITION | PHRASES ADJECTIVEmountain, rocky山峰;山石嶙峋的高地The condor soars effortlessly above the mountain heights.禿鷹輕鬆地翱翔於高山的上空。VERB + HEIGHTSscale攀登山峰They were the first expedition to scale the heights of Everest.他們是第一支攀登珠穆朗瑪峰的探險隊。be afraid of恐高have a head for (especially BrE) 敢於登高A steeplejack has to have a good head for heights.高空作業人員必須敢於登高。PREPOSITIONfrom a height從高處The pattern of the ancient fields is clearly visible from a height.古戰場的格局從高處俯瞰清晰可辨。PHRASESa fear of heights恐高
height

noun⁴

4heights high level of achievement成就ADJECTIVE | VERB + HEIGHTS ADJECTIVEcommanding, dizzy, dizzying, giddy, lofty傲視群雄的成就;耀眼的成就;崇高的成就They have risen to the dizzy heights of the semi-finals.他們進入了半決賽,取得了輝煌的成績。new新高The group's popularity reached new heights when they released their second album.這個組合發行第二張專輯的時候,人氣漲到了新高。VERB + HEIGHTSachieve, climb to, reach, rise to, scale達到⋯高度;上升到⋯高度She rose to undreamed-of heights of power and fame.她的權力和聲望上升到她做夢都想不到的高度。

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