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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
2. Linear Dimensions
 
206. Height.
 
  
NOUN:HEIGHT, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness &c. adj.; sublimity, celsitude [rare].
  TALLNESS &c. adj.; stature, procerity [rare]; prominence [See Convexity]; apex, zenith, culmination.
  COLOSSUS (size) [See Size]; giant, grenadier; giraffe, camelopard.
  HEIGHT, mount, mountain; hill, alto [Sp.], butte [U. S.], monticule, monticle [obs.], fell [obs. exc. in proper names], knap; cape; headland, foreland; promontory; ridge, hogback or hog’s-back, dune, rising -, vantage- ground; down; moor, moorland; Alp; uplands, highlands; heights &c. (summit) [See Height]; knob, loma [U. S.], pena [U. S.], picacho [Sp.], tump [dial.]; knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound; steeps, bluff, cliff, craig [Scot.], tor, peak, pike [dial.], clough [obs.]; escarpment, edge, ledge, brae [Scot. & dial. Eng.]; dizzy height.
  TOWER, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, belfry, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola; pylon, tourelle [F.], barbican, martello tower; pyramid, pagoda, mole [Rom. antiq.].
  ceiling (covering) [See Covering]; upstairs.
  POLE, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff; mast, mainmast, topmast, topgallant mast.
  HIGH WATER; high -, flood -, spring-tide.
  HYPSOGRAPHY, hypsometry, hypsometer, altimeter, altimetry (angle) [See Angularity]; hypsophobia.
  
VERB:BE HIGH &c. adj.; tower, soar, command; hover; cap, culminate; overhang, hang over, impend, beetle; bestride, ride, mount; perch, surmount; cover [See Covering]; rise above, overtop &c. (be superior) [See Superiority]; stand on tiptoe.
  BECOME HIGH &c. adj.; grow, grow higher, grow taller; upgrow; rise (ascend) [See Ascent].
  RENDER HIGH &c. adj.; heighten (elevate) [See Elevation].
  
ADJECTIVE:HIGH, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty; tall; gigantic (big) [See Size]; Patagonian; towering, beetling, soaring, mountained, hanging [gardens]; elevated [See Elevation]; higher, superior, upper, supernal; highest (topmost) [See Summit]; high-reaching, insessorial, perching; hill-dwelling, monticoline, monticolous.
  tall as a -maypole, - poplar, - steeple; lanky (thin) [See Narrowness, Thinness].
  UPLAND, moorland; hilly, knobby [U. S.]; mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven-kissing; cloud-topt, cloud-capt, cloud-touching; aërial.
  OVERHANGING &c. v.; incumbent, overlying; superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed; prominent [See Convexity].
  HYPSOGRAPHIC, hypsographical, hypsometric, hypsometrical.
  
ADVERB:ON HIGH, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead; airward; upstairs, above stairs; in the clouds; on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of; over head and ears; breast high.
  over, upwards; from top to bottom (completely) [See Completeness].
  
QUOTATION:È meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto.

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