Learner's definition of HEIGHT
1 : a measurement of how tall a person or thing is: the distance from the bottom to the top of a person or thing
a woman of average height
We were measured for height and weight.
The ride has a height requirement. You have to be four feet tall to ride.
He is six feet in height. [=(more commonly) he is six feet tall]
She rose/stood (up) to her full height. [=she stood straight up]
2 [noncount] : the condition of being tall 3 [count] : the distance above a level or surface
4 a : a great distance above the ground— usually plural b : an area that is higher than the areas around it— usually plural— often used in the names of places 5 [singular] : the most advanced or extreme point of something
During the height of the violence, dozens of people lost their lives.
He was at the height of his fame when he died. [=he died when he was most famous]
At its height, their civilization was the greatest in the world.
6 heights [plural] : very good or successful levels 7 the height of — used to say that something is an extreme example of something
It was the height of stupidity to quit the team. [=it was extremely stupid to quit the team]
the height of arrogance/folly/hypocrisy
Long skirts are now the height of fashion. [=are now extremely fashionable]
the height of style/luxury