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  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 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  high;  elevated  position. 
  Behold  the  height  of  the  stars,  how  high  they  are! 
  --Job  xxii. 
  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. 
  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. 
  {On  height},  aloud.  [Obs.] 
  [He]  spake  these  same  words  all  on  hight. 
  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. 
  Bright  was  her  hue,  and  Geraldine  she  hight. 
  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.