Height

Height is the measurement of vertical distance, but has two meanings in common use. It can either indicate how "tall" something is, or how "high up" it is. For example "The height of the building is 50 m" or "The height of the airplane is 10,000 m". When used to describe how high something like an airplane or mountain peak is from sea level, height is more often called altitude. Height is measured along the vertical (y) axis between a specified point and another point.

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Famous quotes containing the word height:

    To say more than human things with human voice,
    That cannot be; to say human things with more
    Than human voice, that, also, cannot be;
    To speak humanly from the height or from the depth
    Of human things, that is acutest speech.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    It’s the height of folly to want to be the only wise one.
    François, Duc De La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

    The most stupendous scenery ceases to be sublime when it becomes distinct, or in other words limited, and the imagination is no longer encouraged to exaggerate it. The actual height and breadth of a mountain or a waterfall are always ridiculously small; they are the imagined only that content us.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)