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height
British English: /hʌɪt/
American English: /haɪt/

Translation of height in French:

noun

  • 1 (tallness) (of person)
    (of table, tower, tree) hauteur (f)
    a woman of average ou medium height
    une femme de taille moyenne
    what is your height?
    combien mesures-tu?
    to be 1 metre 60 cm in height
    (person)
    mesurer 1 mètre 60
    (pile, object)
    faire 1 mètre 60 de haut
    to draw oneself up to one's full height
    se redresser
  • 2 (distance from the ground) (of shelf, person)
    (of mountain, plane) altitude (f)
    to gain/lose height
    prendre/perdre de l'altitude
    at a height of 200 metres
    à 200 mètres d'altitude
    to fall from a height of 20 metres
    tomber d'une hauteur de 20 mètres
    to dive from a great height
    plonger de très haut
    at shoulder height
    à hauteur d'épaule
  • 3 [figurative] (peak) at the height of the season at the height of the rush-hour
    en plein dans les heures de pointe
    at the height of the storm/crisis
    au plus fort de l'orage/la crise
    to be at the height of one's success/popularity
    être au faîte de son succès/sa popularité
    to be at the height of one's career
    être au sommet de sa carrière
    a writer at the height of her powers
    un écrivain à l'apogée de son talent
    the violence was at its height
    la violence était à son comble
    at its height the club had 200 members
    le club au plus haut de sa fréquentation comptait 200 membres
  • 4 (utmost)the height of
    le comble de (luxury, stupidity, cheek)
    to be the height of fashion
    être ce que l'on fait de plus à la mode

also: heights plural noun

  • (high place)
    hauteurs fpl
    the snowy/wooded heights
    les monts enneigés/boisés
    to be scared of heights to rise to ou reach great heights [figurative]
    aller loin
    to reach new heights of
    aller encore plus loin dans (perfection, skill)

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