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hight


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Height  \Height\,  n.  [Written  also  {hight}.]  [OE.  heighte,  heght, 
  heighthe  AS  he['a]h?u,  fr  heah  high;  akin  to  D.  hoogte 
  Sw  h["o]jd,  Dan.  h["o]ide,  Icel.  h[ae]?,  Goth.  hauhipa  See 
  {High}.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  high;  elevated  position. 
 
  Behold  the  height  of  the  stars,  how  high  they  are! 
  --Job  xxii. 
  12. 
 
  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  animal,  especially 
  of  a  man;  stature.  --Bacon. 
 
  [Goliath's]  height  was  six  cubits  and  a  span.  --1 
  Sam.  xvii.  4. 
 
  3.  Degree  of  latitude  either  north  or  south.  [Obs.] 
 
  Guinea  lieth  to  the  north  sea,  in  the  same  height  as 
  Peru  to  the  south.  --Abp.  Abbot. 
 
  4.  That  which  is  elevated;  an  eminence;  a  hill  or  mountain; 
  as  Alpine  heights.  --Dryden. 
 
  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. 
 
  Measure  your  mind's  height  by  the  shade  it  casts. 
  --R.  Browning. 
 
  All  would  in  his  power  hold  all  make  his  subjects. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  6.  Progress  toward  eminence;  grade;  degree. 
 
  Social  duties  are  carried  to  greater  heights,  and 
  enforced  with  stronger  motives  by  the  principles  of 
  our  religion.  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  My  grief  was  at  the  height  before  thou  camest. 
  --Shak. 
 
  {On  height},  aloud.  [Obs.] 
 
  [He]  spake  these  same  words  all  on  hight. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hight  \Hight\,  n. 
  A  variant  of  {Height}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  h[=a]tte  is  called  was  called  akin  to  G. 
  heissen  to  call  be  called  bid,  Goth.  haitan  to  call  in  the 
  passive,  to  be  called.] 
  1.  To  be  called  or  named  [Archaic  &  Poetic.] 
 
  Note:  In  the  form  hight,  it  is  used  in  a  passive  sense  as  a 
  present,  meaning  is  called  or  named  also  as  a 
  preterite,  was  called  or  named  This  form  has  also  been 
  used  as  a  past  participle.  See  {Hote}. 
 
  The  great  poet  of  Italy,  That  highte  Dante. 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  Bright  was  her  hue,  and  Geraldine  she  hight. 
  --Surrey. 
 
  Entered  then  into  the  church  the  Reverend 
  Teacher.  Father  he  hight,  and  he  was  in  the 
  parish.  --Longfellow. 
 
  Childe  Harold  was  he  hight.  --Byron. 
 
  2.  To  command;  to  direct;  to  impel.  [Obs.] 
 
  But  the  sad  steel  seized  not  where  it  was  hight  Upon 
  the  child,  but  somewhat  short  did  fall.  --Spenser. 
 
  3.  To  commit;  to  intrust.  [Obs.] 
 
  Yet  charge  of  them  was  to  a  porter  hight.  --Spenser. 
 
  4.  To  promise.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  had  hold  his  day  as  he  had  hight.  --Chaucer.