hight
Height Height (h[imac]t), n. [Written also {hight}.] [OE. heighte, heght, heighthe, AS. he['a]h[eth]u, h[=e]h[eth]u fr. heah high; akin to D. hoogte, Sw. h["o]jd, Dan. h["o]ide, Icel. h[ae][eth], Goth. hauhi[thorn]a. See {High}.] 1. The condition of being high; elevated position. [1913 Webster]

Behold the height of the stars, how high they are! --Job xxii. 12. [1913 Webster]

2. The distance to which anything rises above its foot, above that on which in stands, above the earth, or above the level of the sea; altitude; the measure upward from a surface, as the floor or the ground, of an animal, especially of a man; stature. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

[Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span. --1 Sam. xvii. 4. [1913 Webster]

3. Degree of latitude either north or south. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south. --Abp. Abbot. [1913 Webster]

4. That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; pre["e]minence or distinction in society; prominence. [1913 Webster]

Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

All would in his power hold, all make his subjects. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

6. Progress toward eminence; grade; degree. [1913 Webster]

Social duties are carried to greater heights, and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. Utmost degree in extent; extreme limit of energy or condition; as, the height of a fever, of passion, of madness, of folly; the height of a tempest. [1913 Webster]

My grief was at the height before thou camest. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{On height}, aloud. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

[He] spake these same words, all on hight. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Casper Hight (* 1986), deutscher Rapper, Produzent und Regisseur aus Dessau (Sachsen Anhalt) David Hight (* 1943), britischer Bauingenieur (Geotechnik) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hight — Hight, n. A variant of {Height}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hight — [hīt] adj. [ME highte, merging OE hatte, pass. pt. with heht, active pt. of hatan, to command, call: confused in sense with ME hoten, pp. of same v.: akin to Ger heissen < IE base * kēi , to move] Archaic named; called [a maiden hight Elaine] …   English World dictionary

  • hight — (v.) named, called (archaic), from levelled pp. of M.E. highte, from O.E. hatte I am called (passive of hatan to call, name, command ) merged with heht called, active past tense of the same verb. Hatte was the only survival in O.E. of the old… …   Etymology dictionary

  • hight — be·hight; hight; …   English syllables

  • hight — hight1 /huyt/, adj. Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight. [bef. 900; ME; OE heht, reduplicated preterit of hatan to name, call, promise, command (c. G heissen to call, be called, mean); akin to BEHEST] hight2 /huyt/, n. height. *… …   Universalium

  • hight — [[t]haɪt[/t]] adj. archaic called or named: Childe Harold was he hight[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900; ME; OE heht, preterit of hātan to name, call, promise; akin to behest …   From formal English to slang

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