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al·ti·tude

 (ăl′tĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
1.
a. The height of a thing above a reference level, especially above sea level or above the earth's surface. See Synonyms at elevation.
b. Great height or elevation: has trouble breathing at altitude.
c. often altitudes A high location or area.
2. Astronomy The angular distance above the observer's horizon of a celestial object.
3. Mathematics The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex, parallel side, or parallel surface.

[Middle English, from Latin altitūdō, from altus, high; see al- in Indo-European roots.]

al′ti·tu′di·nal (-to͞od′n-əl, -tyo͞od′-) adj.

altitude

(ˈæltɪˌtjuːd)
n
1. the vertical height of an object above some chosen level, esp above sea level; elevation
2. (Mathematics) geometry the perpendicular distance from the vertex to the base of a geometrical figure or solid
3. (Astronomy) astronomy nautical Also called: elevation the angular distance of a celestial body from the horizon measured along the vertical circle passing through the body. Compare azimuth1
4. (Surveying) surveying the angle of elevation of a point above the horizontal plane of the observer
5. (often plural) a high place or region
[C14: from Latin altitūdō, from altus high, deep]
ˌaltiˈtudinal adj

al•ti•tude

(ˈæl tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. the height of a thing above a given planetary reference plane, esp. above sea level on earth.
2. extent or distance upward; height.
3. the angular distance of a heavenly body above the horizon.
4.
a. the perpendicular distance from the vertex of a geometric figure to the side opposite the vertex.
b. the line through the vertex of a geometric figure perpendicular to the base.
5. Usu., altitudes. a high region.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin altitūdō; see alti-, -tude]
al`ti•tu′di•nal, adj.
syn: See height.

al·ti·tude

(ăl′tĭ-to͞od′)
1. The height of a thing above a reference level, usually above sea level or the Earth's surface.
2. Astronomy The vertical angle between a celestial object and the horizon, as seen by the observer. Altitude and azimuth are the coordinates used to navigate with respect to the stars.
3. Mathematics The perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure, such as a triangle, to the opposite vertex, side, or surface.

altitude

The vertical distance of a level, a point or an object considered as a point, measured from mean sea level. See also density altitude; drop altitude; elevation; minimum safe altitude; pressure altitude; transition altitude; true altitude.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.altitude - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surfacealtitude - elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache"
elevation - distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations"
level - height above ground; "the water reached ankle level"; "the pictures were at the same level"
ceiling - (meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds
ceiling - maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions)
2.altitude - the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)altitude - the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel)
distance, length - size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
3.altitude - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)altitude - angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object)
angular position - relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established

altitude

noun height, summit, peak, elevation, loftiness The next day I ran my first race at high altitude.

altitude

noun
The distance of something from a given level:
Translations
عُلُوّمِقْياس الإرْتِفَاع
nadmořská výškavýška
højde
alteco
korkeus
visina
hæî yfir sjávarmáli
高度
고도
aukštis virš jūros lygio
augstums
nadmorská výška
höjd
ความสูงเหนือพื้นดินหรือเหนือน้ำทะเล
độ cao so với mặt biển

altitude

[ˈæltɪtjuːd]
A. Naltitud f, altura f
at these altitudesa estas altitudes
B. CPD altitude sickness Nmal m de altura, soroche m (LAm)

altitude

[ˈæltɪtjuːd] naltitude f
at an altitude of 30,000 ft → à une altitude de 9150 m
at altitude → en altitude
at high altitude → à haute altitude
at low altitude → à basse altitude
to gain altitude → prendre de l'altitude
to lose altitude → perdre de l'altitude altitude sickness, altitude trainingaltitude sickness nmal m d'altitudealtitude training nentraînement m en altitude
to do altitude training → s'entraîner en altitude

altitude

nHöhe f; what is our altitude?in welcher Höhe befinden wir uns?; we are flying at an altitude of …wir fliegen in einer Höhe von …; at this altitudein dieser Höhe

altitude

[ˈæltɪtjuːd] naltitudine f, altezza, quota (Geom) → altezza
at these altitudes → a questa altezza
to gain/lose altitude (Aer) → prendere/perdere quota

altitude

(ˈӕltitjuːd) noun
height above sea-level. What is the altitude of the town?

altitude

عُلُوّ nadmořská výška højde Höhe υψόμετρο altitud korkeus altitude visina altitudine 高度 고도 hoogte høyde wysokość altitude высота höjd ความสูงเหนือพื้นดินหรือเหนือน้ำทะเล irtifa độ cao so với mặt biển 海拔高度

altitude

n. altitud, altura, elevación.

altitude

n altura, altitud f; high — gran altura or altitud; at high — en altura or altitud
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If he possessed the power to arrest any wandering eye when exhibiting the glories of his altitude on foot, his equestrian graces were still more likely to attract attention.
With the problem of the universe revolving in me, how could I--being left completely to myself at such a thought-engendering altitude, --how could I but lightly hold my obligations to observe all whale-ships' standing orders, Keep your weather eye open, and sing out every time.
From their arrow-slit in the skull, the priests perceived me taking the altitude of the final rib.
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
I could see myself rise a foot at a time in Marco's estimation, and when I fetched out those last words I was become a very tower for style and altitude.
You struck the loftiest altitude of stupidity that human effort has ever reached.
It was the most stunning surprise of the decade, and so profound was the sensation that it lifted the new hero up to the judicial one's altitude, and the school had two marvels to gaze upon in place of one.
The altitude of the gallows that would turn to water and quench it, no functionary, by any stretch of mathematics, was able to calculate successfully.
I was an hour walking to the end of this field, which was fenced in with a hedge of at least one hundred and twenty feet high, and the trees so lofty that I could make no computation of their altitude.
But we must have already emerged and gone seven hundred or eight hundred leagues; and if I had here an astrolabe to take the altitude of the pole, I could tell thee how many we have travelled, though either I know little, or we have already crossed or shall shortly cross the equinoctial line which parts the two opposite poles midway.
Presently a great city showed below me, but it was not Helium, as that alone of all Barsoomian metropolises consists in two immense circular walled cities about seventy-five miles apart and would have been easily distinguishable from the altitude at which I was flying.
Some are known to you, such as the thermometer, which gives the internal temperature of the Nautilus; the barometer, which indicates the weight of the air and foretells the changes of the weather; the hygrometer, which marks the dryness of the atmosphere; the storm-glass, the contents of which, by decomposing, announce the approach of tempests; the compass, which guides my course; the sextant, which shows the latitude by the altitude of the sun; chronometers, by which I calculate the longitude; and glasses for day and night, which I use to examine the points of the horizon, when the Nautilus rises to the surface of the waves.