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Length vs. Height

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Lengthnoun

The distance measured along the longest dimension of an object.

Heightnoun

The distance from the base of something to the top.

Lengthnoun

duration

Heightnoun

The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).

Lengthnoun

(horse racing) The length of a horse, used to indicate the distance between horses at the end of a race.

Heightnoun

The highest point or maximum degree.

‘She's at the height of her career.’;

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Lengthnoun

(mathematics) Distance between the two ends of a line segment.

Heightnoun

A mountain, especially a very high one.

Lengthnoun

(cricket) The distance down the pitch that the ball bounces on its way to the batsman.

Heightnoun

(Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.

Lengthnoun

(figuratively) Total extent.

‘the length of a book’;

Heightnoun

The condition of being high; elevated position.

‘Behold the height of the stars, how high they are!’;

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Lengthnoun

Part of something that is long; a physical piece of something.

‘a length of rope’;

Heightnoun

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.

‘[Goliath's] height was six cubits and a span.’;

Lengthverb

(obsolete) To lengthen.

Heightnoun

Degree of latitude either north or south.

‘Guinea lieth to the north sea, in the same height as Peru to the south.’;

Lengthnoun

The longest, or longer, dimension of any object, in distinction from breadth or width; extent of anything from end to end; the longest line which can be drawn through a body, parallel to its sides; as, the length of a church, or of a ship; the length of a rope or line.

Heightnoun

That which is elevated; an eminence; a hill or mountain; as, Alpine heights.

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Lengthnoun

A portion of space or of time considered as measured by its length; - often in the plural.

‘Large lengths of seas and shores.’; ‘The future but a length behind the past.’;

Heightnoun

Elevation in excellence of any kind, as in power, learning, arts; also, an advanced degree of social rank; preëminence or distinction in society; prominence.

‘Measure your mind's height by the shade it casts.’; ‘All would in his power hold, all make his subjects.’;

Lengthnoun

The quality or state of being long, in space or time; extent; duration; as, some sea birds are remarkable for the length of their wings; he was tired by the length of the sermon, and the length of his walk.

Heightnoun

Progress toward eminence; grade; degree.

‘Social duties are carried to greater heights, and enforced with stronger motives by the principles of our religion.’;

Lengthnoun

A single piece or subdivision of a series, or of a number of long pieces which may be connected together; as, a length of pipe; a length of fence.

Heightnoun

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.

‘My grief was at the height before thou camest.’; ‘[He] spake these same words, all on hight.’;

Lengthnoun

Detail or amplification; unfolding; continuance as, to pursue a subject to a great length.

‘May Heaven, great monarch, still augment your blissWith length of days, and every day like this.’;

Heightnoun

the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

Lengthnoun

Distance.

‘He had marched to the length of Exeter.’;

Heightnoun

the highest level or degree attainable;

‘his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty’; ‘the artist's gifts are at their acme’; ‘at the height of her career’; ‘the peak of perfection’; ‘summer was at its peak’; ‘...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame’; ‘the summit of his ambition’; ‘so many highest superlatives achieved by man’; ‘at the top of his profession’;

Lengthverb

To lengthen.

Heightnoun

natural height of a person or animal in an upright position

Lengthnoun

the linear extent in space from one end to the other; the longest horizontal dimension of something that is fixed in place;

‘the length of the table was 5 feet’;

Heightnoun

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;

‘the altitude gave her a headache’;

Lengthnoun

continuance in time;

‘the ceremony was of short duration’; ‘he complained about the length of time required’;

Height

Height is measure of vertical distance, either vertical extent (how something or someone is) or vertical position (how a point is). For example, or .

‘tall’; ‘high’; ‘The height of that building is 50 m’; ‘The height of an airplane in-flight is about 10,000 m’;

Lengthnoun

the property of being the extent of something from beginning to end;

‘the editor limited the length of my article to 500 words’;

Lengthnoun

size of the gap between two places;

‘the distance from New York to Chicago’; ‘he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points’;

Lengthnoun

a section of something that is long and narrow;

‘a length of timber’; ‘a length of tubing’;

Lengthnoun

the measurement or extent of something from end to end; the greater of two or the greatest of three dimensions of an object

‘the fish reaches a length of 10 inches’; ‘the delta is twenty kilometres in length’;

Lengthnoun

the quality of being long

‘the length of the waiting list’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a swimming pool as a measure of the distance swum

‘fifty lengths of the pool’;

Lengthnoun

the length of a horse, boat, etc., as a measure of the lead in a race

‘the mare won the race by seven lengths’;

Lengthnoun

the extent of a garment in a vertical direction when worn

‘the length of her skirt’;

Lengthnoun

the full distance that a thing extends for

‘the muscles running the length of my spine’;

Lengthnoun

the full extent of one's body

‘he awkwardly lowered his length into the small car’;

Lengthnoun

the metrical quantity or duration of a vowel or syllable

‘the length of the syllable is isomorphic with the length of the syllabic vowel’;

Lengthnoun

the amount of time occupied by something

‘delivery must be within a reasonable length of time’;

Lengthnoun

a piece or stretch of something

‘the surviving length of track’; ‘a length of brown satin’;

Lengthnoun

an extreme to which a course of action is taken

‘they go to great lengths to avoid the press’;

Lengthnoun

the distance from the batsman at which a well-bowled ball pitches

‘Lewis tended to bowl short of a length’;

Lengthnoun

(in bridge or whist) the number of cards of a suit held in one's hand, especially when five or more

‘to open one heart with equal length in hearts and spades is in the modern Acol style’;

Length

Length is a measure of distance. In the International System of Quantities, length is a quantity with dimension distance.

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