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Definitions of altitude

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Height of degree; highest point or degree. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Height of rank or excellence; superiority. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Space extended upward; height. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. Height. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Altitudinal. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Height; elevation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. Vertical elevation; height. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. Height; height above the horizon; highest point or degree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. 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.

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Usage examples for altitude

  1. At Sherman, some two hours from Laramie, we arrived at the Summit of the Rocky Mountain ridge, where we reached the altitude of about 8400 feet above the sea- level. – A Boy's Voyage Round the World by The Son of Samuel Smiles
  2. Glenn detected this and said it was owing to the altitude – The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey
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