The distance from the base of something to the top. Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude. See Synonyms at elevation. The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall. Stature, especially of the human body. The highest or uppermost point; the summit or apex. The highest or most advanced degree; the zenith: at the height of her career. The point of highest intensity; the climax: the height of a storm. An eminence, such as a hill or mountain. Often used in the plural. A high point or position. Obsolete High rank, estate, or degree. Archaic Loftiness of mind. Obsolete Arrogance; hauteur: "He returned me a very resolute answer, and full of height\u201d ( Oliver Cromwell).