height height  /ˈhaɪt/


  1. (n) the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
  2. (n) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
  3. (n) (of a standing person) the distance from head to foot
  4. (n) elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface


  1. People also searched frequently for Palin's physical stats particularly her age and height as they did with the other candidates and running mates.
  2. A new study shows that height gives rise to self-esteem, not to mention better pay.
  3. Generations of American males surreptitiously added inches to their height by wearing Adler elevatorsordinary-looking shoes that contained hidden built-in platforms.


  1. In N.B.A. Draft, Players’ Height and Weight Matter. Imagine That.

    Football may require size at certain positions, baseball may value height in pitchers, but at every position in basketball a player’s height and weight become a constant topic of discussion.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. Researching a Tennis Legacy, and Uncovering a Potential Injustice

    In the 100th anniversary year of the height of her once-famous ancestor’s career, Anna Wilding stumbled upon a riddle that has turned her pursuit of knowledge into a cry for fairness.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. Group Wants To Limit Height Of Boston Buildings Based On Shadow Potential

    Urban activists are supporting a bill that would limit the height of future buildings based on their shadow potential.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: CBS Boston


  1. Obama added, "That's a stark turnaround from the first six months of last year, when we lost 3.7 million jobs at the height of the recession."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: NASDAQ

  2. Of the New Moon star, Daniel said, "Rob Pattinson is a genuine sexy guy. He's got the height. If girls like short and nerdy, then I'm a sex symbol!"
    on Jul 14, 2009 By: Daniel Radcliffe Source: Socialite Life (blog)

  3. Speaking on Independence Day to a group of Americans, he said, "We gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Thomas Jefferson Source: Bahama Islands Info

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