• The distance from the base of something to the top.
  • A quality of vowels, indicating the vertical position of the tongue relative to the roof of the mouth; in practice, the first formant, associated with the height of the tongue.
  • The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
  • The highest point or maximum degree.
  • A high point.
  • An area of land at the top of a cliff.
  • The amplitude of a sine function


Opposite words


  • From Middle English heighte, heiȝþe, from Old English hēahþu, hēhþo, hīehþo, Proto-West Germanic *hauhiþu, from Proto-Germanic *hauhiþō (compare *hauhaz). Corresponds to high + -th.
  • See also Saterland Frisian Höchte, Hööchte, West Frisian hichte, Dutch hoogte, Middle High German hœhede, hœhte, Old Norse and Old Norse hæð (compare Swedish höjd, Norwegian høyde), Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌿𐌷𐌹𐌸𐌰.

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