II. WORDS RELATING TO SPACE

II. DIMENSIONS

2. LINEAR DIMENSIONS

Height.

[Antonyms: lowness.]

[Nouns] height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness; sublimity.

tallness; stature, procerity; prominence [more].

colussus (size) [more]; giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard.

mount, mountain; hill alto, butte [U.S.], monticle, fell, knap; cape; headland, foreland; promontory; ridge, hog's back, dune; rising ground, vantage ground; down; moor, moorland; Alp; uplands, highlands; heights (summit), [more]; knob, loma, pena [U.S.], picacho, tump; knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole; steeps, bluff, cliff, craig, tor, peak, pike, clough; escarpment, edge, ledge, brae; dizzy height, dizzying height.

tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola.

pole, pikstaff, maypole, flagstaff; top mast, topgallant mast.

ceiling (covering) [more].

high water; high tide, flood tide, spring tide.

altimetry (angel) [more]; batophobia.

[Verbs] be high; tower, soar, command; hover; cap, culminate; overhang, hang over, impend, beetle, bestride, ride, mount; perch, surmount; cover [more]; overtop (be superior) [more]; stand on tiptoe.

become high; grow higher, grow taller; upgrow; rise (ascend) [more].

render high; heighten (elevate) [more].

[Adjectives] high, elevated, eminent, exalted, lofty, tall; gigantic (big) [more]; Patagonian; towering, beetling, soaring, hanging [gardens]; elevated [more]; upper; highest (topmost) [more]; high reaching, insessorial, perching.

upland, moorland; hilly, knobby [U.S.]; mountainous, alpine, subalpine, heaven kissing; cloudtopt, cloudcapt, cloudtouching; aerial.

overhanging ; incumbent, overlying, superincumbent, supernatant, superimposed; prominent [more].

tall as a maypole, tall as a poplar, tall as a steeple; lanky (thin) [more].

[Adverbs] on high, high up, aloft, up, above, aloof, overhead; airwind; upstairs, abovestairs; in the clouds; on tiptoe, on stilts, on the shoulders of; over head and ears; breast high.

over, upwards; from top to bottom (completely) [more].

[Phrases] e meglio cader dalle finistre che dal tetto ["It is better to fall from the window than from the roof" (Italian)].

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