elevation vs height what difference

what is difference between elevation and height

English

Etymology

From Old French elevation, from Latin elevatio, equal to elevate +‎ -ion.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌɛlɪˈveɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

elevation (countable and uncountable, plural elevations)

  1. The act of raising from a lower place, condition, or quality to a higher; said of material things, persons, the mind, the voice, etc.
    the elevation of grain; elevation to a throne; elevation to sainthood; elevation of mind, thoughts, or character
  2. The condition of being or feeling elevated; heightened; exaltation.
  3. That which is raised up or elevated; an elevated place or station.
    A hill is an elevation of the ground.
  4. (astronomy) The distance of a celestial object above the horizon, or the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between it and the horizon; altitude.
    the elevation of the pole, or of a star
  5. The measured vertical distance from the peak of a mountain or hill to its bordering lowlands.
  6. The angle which the gnomon makes with the substylar line.
  7. The movement of the axis of a piece in a vertical plane; also, the angle of elevation, that is, the angle between the axis of the piece and the line of sight; distinguished from direction.
  8. (architecture) A geometrical projection of a building, or other object, on a plane perpendicular to the horizon; orthographic projection on a vertical plane; called by the ancients the orthography.
  9. (Christianity) The raising of the host—representing Christ’s body—in a mass or Holy Communion service.

Antonyms

  • disgust
  • demotion
  • depression
  • diminishment
  • reduction

Related terms

  • elevate
  • elevator
  • overelevation

Translations

See also

  • fasl
  • masl


English

Alternative forms

  • highth (obsolete)
  • heighth (obsolete)

Etymology

From Middle English heighte, heiȝþe, from Old English hēahþu, hēhþo, hīehþo (height), Proto-West Germanic *hauhiþu, from Proto-Germanic *hauhiþō (compare *hauhaz). Corresponds to high +‎ -th.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hīt, IPA(key): /haɪt/
  • Rhymes: -aɪt
  • Homophone: hight
  • Hyphenation: height

Noun

height (countable and uncountable, plural heights)

  1. The distance from the base of something to the top.
  2. (phonetics) A quality of vowels, indicating the vertical position of the tongue relative to the roof of the mouth; in practice, the first formant, associated with the height of the tongue.
    Coordinate terms: (horizontal dimension) backness, (lip articulation) roundedness, length, nasalization, reduction
  3. The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).
  4. The highest point or maximum degree.
    • 2004, Peter Bondanella, Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos, chapter 4, 173–174:
      During the height of Italian immigration in the United States and in New York City, gangs flourished not only because of poverty but also because of political and social corruption. Policemen and politicians were often as crooked as the gang leaders themselves.
  5. A high point.
    1. A mountain, especially a very high one.
  6. (Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.
  7. (mathematics) The amplitude of a sine function

Synonyms

  • (highest point): See also Thesaurus:apex

Antonyms

  • (distance from bottom to top): depth

Derived terms

Related terms

  • high

Translations

Further reading

  • height on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Highet, eighth, highte

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