One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘we measured the height of the wall’
highness, tallness, loftiness, distance upwards, extent upwards, vertical measurement, elevation, stature, altitude, distance above the ground
vertical distance above sea level
2‘his eyes swept around the mountain heights’
summit, top, peak, crest, crown, tip, cap, pinnacle, apex, vertex, brow, ridge, highest point, hilltop, mountaintop
3‘they were at the height of their fame’
high point, highest point, crowning moment, culminating point, peak, acme, apotheosis, zenith, apogee, pinnacle, climax, culmination, consummation, high water mark
nadir, low point
4‘it would be the height of bad manners not to attend the wedding’
epitome, acme, zenith, quintessence, limit, very limit, culmination, ultimate, utmost
ne plus ultra
5heights‘he is terrified of heights’
high places, sheer drops, steep inclines, high ground, steep ground
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