• The absolute height of a location, usually measured from sea level.
  • A vertical distance.
  • The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.
  • The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.
  • Height of rank or excellence; superiority.
  • Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.
  • Highest point or degree.


  • From Middle English, borrowed from Latin altitūdō, from altus.

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