height


height
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Vertical size
Nouns
1. height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness, tallness, stature, prominence (see convexity); orogeny, orogenesis, orogenics, orography.
2. (high place) mount[ain], cordillera, divide, range, saddle, steptoe, massif, nunatak, alp, palisade, pinnacle, piton, seamount; headland, foreland; promontory, ridge, hogback; dune; vantage ground; down; moor[land]; uplands, highlands; watershed, foothills; heights; knoll, hummock, hill[ock], cuesta, kopje, barrow, mound, knoll, bunker, mole, butte; steeps, bluff, cliff, krantz, crag, crest, tor, pike, esker, escarpment, edge, ledge, brae.
3. (highest point) summit, top, vertex, apex, zenith, pinnacle, acme, peak, culmination; meridian; utmost height; capital; crown, point, crest, cap; hilltop, knap, mountain top; housetop, rooftop; head.
4. (high building or space) tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola, pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff; aerial, mast; topmast, topgallantmast, moonraker; skyscraper, high-rise; ceiling (see covering); derrick; attic, garret; balcony. Slang, Ethiopian paradise.
5. colossus, giant (see size); mountain climber, mountaineer. Informal, beanpole, long drink of water, stringbean.
Verbs — be high, tower, soar, command; hover, cap, culminate; mount, perch, surmount; cover, crown; overtop, top off (see superiority); stand on tiptoe; grow, upgrow, rise (see ascent); heighten, elevate (see elevation).
Adjectives — high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty; tall; gigantic, towering, soaring, elevated, upper; highest, top[most], uppermost; capital, paramount; upland, hilly, mountainous, alpine, aerial; sky-high, tall as a steeple; long-legged or -limbed, rangy. Informal, high as a kite.
Adverbs — on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead; in the clouds; on tiptoe, on stilts.
Quotations — Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length (Robert Frost).
Antonyms, see lowness.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Altitude]
Syn. altitude, elevation, extent upward, pitch, prominence, loftiness, highness, perpendicular distance, angular measurement, upright distance, tallness, stature; see also expanse , extent , length 2 .
Ant. depth, breadth*, width.
2. [Climax]
Syn. crowning point, end, crisis; see climax , maximum , top 1 .
3. [An eminence]
Syn. rise, slope, alp; see hill , mountain 1 .
Syn.- height refers to distance from bottom to top [ a figurine four inches in height] or to distance above a given level [ he dropped it from a height of ten feet ] ; altitude and elevation refer especially to distance above a given level (usually the surface of the earth) and generally connote Great distance [ the altitude of an airplane, the elevation of a mountain ] ; stature refers especially to the height of a human being standing erect [ he was short in stature]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. altitude elevation, tallness, highness, loftiness.
2. top, climax crest, crowning point, acme, zenith, high point, limit, peak, summit, pinnacle, apex, culmination.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The distance of something from a given level: altitude, elevation. See HIGH. 2. The highest point: apex, cap, crest, crown, peak, roof, summit, top, vertex. See HIGH. 3. The highest point or state: acme, apex, apogee, climax, crest, crown, culmination, meridian, peak, pinnacle, summit, top, zenith. Informal: payoff. Medicine: fastigium. See HIGH.

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