ETYM Latin altitudo, from altus high. Related to Altar, Haughty, Enhance.
1. Elevation, esp. above sea level or the earth's surface; SYN. height.
2. The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel).
Measurement of height, usually given in meters above sea level.
Commerce, official statement that dues have been paid, and permit to sail or move goods. clearance inward, clearance to vessel in port having discharged cargo. clearance outward, clearance to vessel about to sail.
1. Permission to proceed
2. The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them.
ETYM Latin elevatio: cf. French élévation.
A drawing to scale of one side of an object or building.
1. Distance above the ground or the horizon (especially of a celestial object); SYN. altitude, height.
2. Distance of something above a reference point; height.
3. Architectural drawing of the exterior of a structure, showing the structure from top to bottom (as opposed to a 'plan').
4. The event of something being raised; SYN. lift, raising.
ETYM Written also hight.
The vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top; SYN. tallness.
Of a plane figure or solid, the perpendicular distance from the vertex to the base; see altitude.
1. A high place; or; SYN. heights.
2. A lofty level or position or degree:
3. A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
4. An air mass of higher than normal pressure; SYN. high pressure.
ETYM Old Eng. level, livel, Old Fren. livel, French niveau, from Latin libella level, water level, a plumb level, dim. of libra pound, measure for liquids, balance, water poise, level. Related to Librate, Libella.
1. Establishes the horizontal when a bubble is centered in a tube of liquid; SYN. spirit level.
2. Height above ground.
ETYM Old Eng. pich, as. pic, Latin pix.
1. Any of various dark heavy viscid substances obtained as a residue; SYN. tar.
2. The action or manner of throwing something.
3. The throwing of a baseball by a pitcher to a batter; SYN. delivery.
4. The property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration.
5. Degree of deviation from a horizontal plane; SYN. rake, slant.
6. A high approach shot in golf; SYN. pitch shot.
7. (British) A vendor's position (especially on the sidewalk).
8. An all-fours card game in which the first card led is a trump; SYN. auction pitch.
ETYM French stature, Old Fren. estature, from Latin statura, originally, an upright posture, hence, height or size of the body, from stare, statum, to stand. Related to Stand.
1. High level of respect gained by impressive development or achievement.
2. Natural height of a person or animal in an upright position; SYN. height.