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Definitions of altitude

  1. angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Space extended upward; height; the perpendicular elevation of an object above its foundation, above the ground, or above a given level, or of one object above another; as, the altitude of a mountain, or of a bird above the top of a tree. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The elevation of a point, or star, or other celestial object, above the horizon, measured by the arc of a vertical circle intercepted between such point and the horizon. It is either true or apparent; true when measured from the rational or real horizon, apparent when from the sensible or apparent horizon. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The perpendicular distance from the base of a figure to the summit, or to the side parallel to the base; as, the altitude of a triangle, pyramid, parallelogram, frustum, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Height of degree; highest point or degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Height of rank or excellence; superiority. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Space extended upward; height. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Height. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Altitudinal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. Height; elevation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Vertical elevation; height. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Height; height above the horizon; highest point or degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Height, as of a mountain; extension upwards; highest point; altitude of a celestial body, the angular distance of the body from the horizon. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. alt'i-tude, n. height: a point or position at a height above the sea: high rank or eminence.--n.pl. ALT'ITUDES, passion, excitement.--adj. ALTIT[=U]'DINAL.--n. ALTITUDIN[=A]'RIAN, one given to flightiness in doctrine or belief. [L. altitudo--altus, high.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Height; depth; (Geom.) length of perpendicular from vertex to base; height above sea level; (usu. in pl.) high place; (fig.) eminence. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] Space extended upward; height; the elevation of an object, above the horizon; - height of degree; highest point. Cabinet Dictionary
  20. Height of place, space measured upward; the elevation of any of the heavenly bodies above the horizon; fixation with regard to lower things; height of excellence; highest point. Complete Dictionary

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