Height

Height

(ht), n.
[Written also hight.]
[OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. hehu, hhu fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. hjd, Dan. hide, Icel. h, Goth. hauhia. See High.] 1. The condition of being high; elevated position.
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Behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
Job xxii. 12.
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2. The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of an animal, especially of a man; stature. Bacon.
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[Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span.
1 Sam. xvii. 4.
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3. Degree of latitude either north or south. [Obs.]
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Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south.
Abp. Abbot.
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4. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights. Dryden.
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5. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preminence or distinction in society; prominence.
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Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.
R. Browning.
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All would in his power hold, all make his subjects.
Chapman.
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6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.
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Social duties are carried to greater heights, and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion.
Addison.
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7. Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest.
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My grief was at the height before thou camest.
Shak.
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On height, aloud. [Obs.]
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[He] spake these same words, all on hight.
Chaucer.
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