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  • n. height

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Variant of height.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or provincial form of height.


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


  • If I am writing about width and variant, I don't think I'd ever write "highth" -- it's just not proper.


  • But, "highth" is all through Milton's Paradise Lost, and stuck around the vernacular because of its association to other measuring-related words ending in "th", e.g. width, breadth, length.


  • More often than not, if I am talking about the width and insert variant here of something, I say "highth" and then feel stupid, but it's one of those words that you can't do a darn thing about, because you grew up with it.


  • The point is that the sea level highth rise to be considered is small compared to the surge heighths to be considered, so the additional amount of protection to be added will be small.

    U.S. CCSP REcommends Audit Trails « Climate Audit

  • He says it's "height", and of course he is correct, but in the area of central Pennsylvania where he lives and I am from, "highth" is not uncommon.


  • My father mentioned how he is currently embroiled in an argument regarding the use of "height" versus "highth" to represent the measurement from the base to the top of an object.


  • Heaven's highth, and with the centre mix the pole.

    The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'

  • Would highth recal high thoughts, how soon unsay95

    Paradise Lost: The Fourth Book

  • Which it had long stood under, strained to the highth

    Paradise Lost: The Eighth Book

  • Canst raise thy creature to what highth thou wilt430

    Paradise Lost: The Eighth Book


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