# Height vs. Altitude

## Difference Between Height and Altitude

#### Heightnoun

The distance from the base of something to the top.

#### Altitudenoun

The absolute height of a location, usually measured from sea level.

*As the altitude increases, the temperature gets lower, so remember to bring warm clothes to the mountains.*

#### Heightnoun

The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).

#### Altitudenoun

A vertical distance.

#### Heightnoun

The highest point or maximum degree.

*She's at the height of her career.*

#### Altitudenoun

(geometry) The distance measured perpendicularly from a figure's vertex to the opposite side of the vertex.

*The perpendicular height of a triangle is known as its altitude.*

#### Heightnoun

A mountain, especially a very high one.

#### Altitudenoun

(astronomy) The angular distance of a heavenly body above our Earth's horizon.

#### Heightnoun

(Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.

#### Altitudenoun

Height of rank or excellence; superiority.

#### Heightnoun

the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

#### Altitudenoun

Elevation of spirits; heroics; haughty airs.

#### Heightnoun

the highest level or degree attainable;

*his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty*

*the artist's gifts are at their acme*

*at the height of her career*

*the peak of perfection*

*summer was at its peak*

*...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame*

*the summit of his ambition*

*so many highest superlatives achieved by man*

*at the top of his profession*

#### Altitudenoun

Highest point or degree.

#### Heightnoun

natural height of a person or animal in an upright position

#### Altitudenoun

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;

*the altitude gave her a headache*

#### Heightnoun

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface;

*the altitude gave her a headache*

#### Altitudenoun

the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to opposite vertex (or side if parallel)

#### Altitudenoun

angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)