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height

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishheightheight /haΙͺt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 how tall [countable, uncountable]TALL PERSON how tall someone or something is πŸ”Š Sam’s about the same height as his sister now. πŸ”Š State your age, height, and weight. πŸ”Š buildings of different heightssix feet/ten metres etc in height πŸ”Š None of these sculptures was less than three metres in height.a height of six feet/ten metres etc πŸ”Š Sunflowers can grow to a height of 15 feet.2 distance above the groundHIGH [countable, uncountable] the distance something is above the ground πŸ”Š It’s a miracle she didn’t break her neck falling from that height.a height of 2,500 feet/10,000 metres etc πŸ”Š The aircraft was flying at a height of 10,000 metres.gain/lose height (=move higher or lower in the sky) πŸ”Š The plane was rapidly losing height.3 high place a) [countable]HIGH a place or position that is a long way above the groundfrom a height πŸ”Š a bird that opens shellfish by dropping them from a height onto rocks πŸ”Š Rachel had always been scared of heights.have a head for heights (=not be afraid of heights) b) heights [plural]TTR a particular high place – used especially in place names πŸ”Š the Golan Heights4 β†’ new/great/dizzy etc heights5 β†’ the height of something6 β†’ be at the height of your success/fame/powers etc7 β†’ be the height of fashion/stupidity/luxury etc
Examples from the Corpus
heightβ€’ One of the climbers fell from a height of 25 metres.β€’ They take 40 years to bloom, 50 years to grow branches and 150 years to reach a height of 40 feet.β€’ You have to be a certain height to get on some of the rides.β€’ Sally had always been self-conscious about her height.β€’ Some of the pyramids are over 200 feet in height.β€’ Sam's about my height, I guess.β€’ In the decade since then, Disney has soared to new heights.β€’ The living space is excellent with plenty of height and room inside.β€’ Peak heights were measured and corrected to a constant internal standard value.β€’ She's about the same height as I am.β€’ My brother and I are nearly the same height.β€’ Langford was forty years old, and at the height of his reputation as a war photographer.β€’ It was in the height of fashion when it was built.β€’ No one knows the height of the tsunami caused by this eruption.β€’ What's the height of the average banana tree?gain/lose heightβ€’ The control column was eased forward to maintain speed and the aircraft began to lose height.β€’ With sixty-seven miles to run he needed to lose height at nearly three thousand feet a minute.β€’ This helped them to gain height and get power when heading the ball.β€’ Vampires rose into the air, trying to gain height, kicking at clutching hands.
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