from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete variant of height.

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  • noun Obsolete spelling of height.
  • noun US, proscribed Alternative form of height.


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From Old English hēahþu, hēhþu, hīehþu, equivalent to high +‎ -th. Cognate with Dutch hoogte.


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  • I hate this so much!! My dad and my boyfriend both say this, even though I've explained to them multiple times that it is not real.

    May 15, 2007

  • Good call, I have a list for this one.

    May 15, 2007

  • length, breadth, width, and heighth, makes complete sense.

    May 16, 2007

  • Same with depth. But there are a lot of "correct" things in our crazy language that don't make sense. ;-)

    May 16, 2007

  • Yeah, no, it's perfectly logical assumption, I don't blame anyone for thinking it made sense. It just drives me crazy that they act like I'm the one who's making it up when I say "height".

    May 18, 2007

  • Arby, I say fight fire with fire. Make up a word that drives *them* crazy.


    May 18, 2007

  • lent? bret? widt? dept? Emphasize the hard "t" at the end of each, and you're golden. Spit when you say it for effect.

    May 18, 2007

  • Heighth is the regular formation, and was used by Milton and Burke for example, but was progressively eased out by -t forms from the Middle English period, and seems to have been effectively dead in standard English by 1800.

    November 7, 2008

  • I say, let the dead lie in peace.

    November 7, 2008

  • Indeed a noble deat.

    November 7, 2008

  • wideth

    March 3, 2018