Altitude Definition

Define what is Altitude?

1. altitude, height (noun)

elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface.

  • the altitude gave her a headache.
Synonyms: height
Hypernyms

elevation noun
distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level).

Hyponyms

level noun
height above ground.

ceiling noun
(meteorology) altitude of the lowest layer of clouds.

ceiling noun
maximum altitude at which a plane can fly (under specified conditions).

2. altitude (noun)

the perpendicular distance from the base of a geometric figure to the opposite vertex (or side if parallel).

    Hypernyms

    distance, length noun
    size of the gap between two places.

    3. ALT, EL, altitude, elevation (noun)

    angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object).

      Synonyms: ALT, EL, elevation
      Hypernyms

      angular position noun
      relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established.

      Nearby Terms

      altitude sickness (noun)
      effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

      altitudinal (adjective)
      pertaining to altitude

      altitudinous (adjective satellite)
      indefinitely high; lofty

      alto (noun)
      a singer whose voice lies in the alto clef

      alto clef (noun)
      a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff

      alto relievo (noun)
      a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth

      alto rilievo (noun)
      a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth

      alto saxophonist (noun)
      a musician who plays the alto saxophone

      altocumulus (noun)
      a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

      altocumulus cloud (noun)
      a cumulus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles

      altogether (noun)
      informal terms for nakedness

      altoist (noun)
      a musician who plays the alto saxophone

      Alton Glenn Miller (noun)
      United States bandleader of a popular big band (1909-1944)

      Altoona (noun)
      a town in central Pennsylvania

      altostratus (noun)
      a stratus cloud at an intermediate altitude of 2 or 3 miles