Translation of height in Spanish:
- 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (tallness — of object) of average heightde estatura or de talla medianawhat height are you? she drew herself up to her full heightse irguió cuan alta era1.2 countable or uncountable (above ground, sea level) to gain/lose height (Aviation)ganar/perder alturaat a height of 2,000m above sea levela una altura de 2.000m sobre el nivel del marExample sentences1.3 uncountable (being tall) height is a major advantage for a basketball player
la altura or ser alto es una gran ventaja para un jugador de baloncestoExample sentences
- Climate is in turn controlled not only by latitude but also by height above sea level.
- Consider, first, a fairly crude altimeter, a device used for measuring altitude or height above sea level.
- It is a long way, and the average height above sea level is more than 2000 metres.
- The most significant outcome is weakening of the skeleton leading to fractures, loss of height, impaired quality of life and even death.
- I always stipulate: stand tall, use your height.
- I'm not very tall, but what height I do have is mostly legs.
- 2 (culmination, peak) (no plural) to be at the height of one's power/fameestar en la cima or en la cumbre or en la cúspide de su ( or mi etc) poder/famawhen the battle/storm was at its heighten plena batalla/tormentaat the height of the recession/seasonen el punto álgido de la recesión/de la temporadathe height of luxury
en plena recesión/temporadael colmo or [colloquial] el no va más del lujothe height of fashionel último grito (de la moda)it's the height of madnesses el colmo de la locuraExample sentences
- By 1998, he was the most popular British prime minister in recorded history, still at the height of his honeymoon period.
- She was at the height of the initial period of her career and once more every single song on the album is alive.
- Ostensibly, the theme of the exhibit was the effect of colonialism on Africa, particularly at the height of the colonial period.
- 3also: heights plural3.1 (high ground)cerros (masculine plural)3.2 (high places, buildings)
cumbres (feminine plural)alturas (feminine plural)to be afraid of heightssufrir de vértigoExample sentences3.3 (highest level) speculation rose to new o fresh heights
la especulación alcanzó nuevas cotasExample sentences
- She was average in height, about five foot five at most, though she was no less beautiful for this.
- The dead man was aged between 25 and 45, was five feet ten in height, weighed ten-and-a-half stones and had dark brown wavy hair.
- The stone is about twelve feet in height and four in breadth with the hole near the top.
- A mum-of-two is planning a daring jump out of a plane - despite being terrified of heights.
- They split into three units, posted themselves on heights overlooking the trail.
- With some stunts requiring her to withstand six times the force of gravity, her fear of heights was soon forgotten.
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