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:

    Tell me of the height of the mountains of the moon, or of the diameter of space, and I may believe you, but of the secret history of the Almighty, and I shall pronounce thee mad.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    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)

    If a hermit lives in a state of ecstasy, his lack of comfort becomes the height of comfort. He must relinquish it.
    Jean Cocteau (1889–1963)