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Main Entry: height
Pronunciation: ht, htth
Function: noun 1 a: the highest part or point : SUMMIT, CLIMAXb: the most advanced or extreme point <the height of stupidity> 2 a: the distance from bottom to top of something b: the distance above a level 3: the condition of being tall or high 4 a: a landmass rising above the surrounding country b: a high point or position synonymsHEIGHT, ALTITUDE, ELEVATION mean distance upward. HEIGHT refers to measuring something from bottom to top <a wall that is three meters in height>. ALTITUDE is used in measuring the distance of an object above a fixed level or surface <a plane flying at an altitude of 5000 feet>. ELEVATION is used in measuring vertical height on land especially above sea level <Denver is situated at a high elevation>.