French translation of 'height'
1. [of person] (= measurement) taille f
What height are you? Combien mesurez-vous ? ⧫ Quelle est votre taille ?
Some men find her height quite intimidating. Certains hommes se sentent intimidés par sa grande taille.
of average height de taille moyenne
of medium height de taille moyenne
2. (= level) [of object] hauteur f
at knee height à hauteur des genoux
at waist height à hauteur de la taille
at shoulder height à hauteur des épaules
3. (= altitude) altitude f
From a height, the area looks like a desert. Vue de haut, la région ressemble à un désert.
from a great height de très haut
thrown out of a window from a great height jeté de très haut d’une fenêtre
4. [of plane] altitude f
to fly at a height of 5,000 m voler à une altitude de 5 000 mètres
to lose height perdre de l’altitude
5. [of mountain] altitude f
6. (= high ground) hauteur f ⧫ éminence f
7. (= peak) [of glory] sommet m
a writer at the height of his powers un écrivain au summum de sa puissance
at the height of the summer au cœur de l’été
at its height, ... (= at time of greatest success) à son apogée, ...
At its height the community could boast three synagogues. La communauté comptait trois synagogues à son apogée.(= at most extreme point) à son plus haut point
to be at its height [phenomenon] être à son paroxysme
8. (= utmost)
It’s the height of fashion. C’est le dernier cri.
It’s the height of bad manners. C’est le comble de l’impolitesse.
It’s the height of stupidity. C’est le comble de la bêtise.
heights plural noun
to be afraid of heights avoir le vertige
Heights don’t bother me. Je ne crains pas le vertige.
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He was of medium height, stocky with a rather florid complexion and powdered hair.PERDITA: The Life of Mary Robinson (2004)
We enter our twenties bursting with ambition, keen to scale the heights in our careers.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Although the general standard of the rematch was patchy, some games hit new creative heights.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Dad always said that he liked the height of comfort without a trace of luxury.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I can't wait to hit the shops and buy clothes for my new height.The Sun (2017)
It is the height of summer and yet nobody is within sight.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Its only source of food at these extreme heights is stray insects that are blown up the mountainside by the wind.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Many of them are lured by stories of the substantial gains made at the height of the boom.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
The height of summer is definitely a good time to get out of work mode.The Sun (2013)
This took a fair amount of getting used to for a man scared of heights.The Sun (2015)
Visitors under one metre in height enter the park free of charge.The Sun (2014)
Well then you are the height of fashion.The Sun (2014)
And he proved he has a great head for heights.The Sun (2016)
But try it in Perth in the height of summer and your whites won't be white for long.The Sun (2016)
Has failed to hit heights and present form suggests that won't change.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
He covered ten yards with three big strides to gain maximum height from the jump off his strongest leg.The Sun (2016)
Height rather than distance is key, with pressure applied by chasing attackers.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
She hit new heights but dredged the depths of old despair.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Then there is the sheer height and weight.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
We haven't hit the same heights.The Sun (2016)
His designs suit different body shapes and heights, and they look amazing on all of us.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I'm at the height of fashion, not swinging from a sale rail.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
I'm not a great one for heights.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
The discrepancy between the ideas of homeopathy and the established laws of physics is pushed to new heights here.PLACEBO: The Belief Effect (2003)
It is also less expensive than at the height of the season.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Nor can mutual aid arrangements meet the urgent need at the height of a crisis.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
The research does not suggest that dinosaurs were shorter in length or height.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
There are hundreds of ivy varieties of different heights with varying shapes and sizes of leaves.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
These are designed to withstand being dropped from great heights, as well as survive abuse from rain and sand.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
This raises the question of whether their height affects their body mass index, which is used to determine obesity.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
He does not deserve the opprobrium that has been heaped on him from great heights.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
These curves show the gain in height for each year from birth through adolescence.The Developing Child (7th edn.) (1995)
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'height' in Other Languages
British English: height /haɪt/ NOUN
The height of a person or thing is their measurement from bottom to top.
Her weight is normal for her height.
- American English: height
- Arabic: إِرْتِفَاع
- Brazilian Portuguese: altura
- Chinese: 高度
- Croatian: visina
- Czech: výška
- Danish: højde
- Dutch: hoogte
- European Spanish: altura general
- Finnish: korkeus
- French: hauteur
- German: Höhe
- Greek: ύψος
- Italian: altezza
- Japanese: 高さ
- Korean: 높이
- Norwegian: høyde
- Polish: wysokość
- European Portuguese: altura
- Romanian: înălțime
- Russian: высота
- Spanish: altura
- Swedish: längd
- Thai: ความสูง
- Turkish: yükseklik
- Ukrainian: зріст
- Vietnamese: chiều cao
Translation of height from the Collins English to French Dictionary