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Chiefly figurative. In early use: depth or profundity, especially of character. Now usually: altitude, height, great elevation.
1930s; earliest use found in Edmund Blunden (1896–1974), poet and university teacher. From classical Latin altitūdō altitude.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.