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height

1. noun how high/tall2. noun distance from surface3. noun quality of being high/tall4. noun at its strongest5. noun high position6. noun level of activity etc
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1 noun how high/tallairde fem4  c m uwhat height are you? cén airde atá ionat?, cén airde thú?, cé chomh hard agus atá tú?to measure your height d'airde a thomhasthe height of the building airde an fhoirgnimhit was two metres in height bhí sé dhá mhéadar ar airde she's around my height tá sí thart ar m'airdese; tá sí ar comhairde liomsa, a bheag nó a mhór; tá sí comhard liomsa, a bheag nó a mhór it grew to a height of three metres d'fhás sé trí mhéadar ar airde, d'fhás sé chomh hard le trí mhéadar 2 noun distance from surfaceairde fem4  c m uthe balloon was at a height of 100 metres bhí an balún 100 méadar in airde the plane gained height chuaigh an t-eitleán in airde, d'ardaigh an t-eitleánthe water was at knee height bhí an t-uisce chomh hard le mo ghlúine, bhí an t-uisce go dtí mo ghlúine
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3 noun quality of being high/tallairde fem4  c m umy height m'airdehe doesn't have the height to reach it níl sé ard a dhóthain chun é a shroicheadh 4 noun at its strongestit was the height of summer lár an tsamhraidh a bhí annit's the height of the season tá an séasúr faoi lán seoilthey bought it at the height of the boom cheannaigh siad é nuair ba threise an borradh when the crisis was at its height nuair ba mheasa an ghéarchéim, nuair ba threise an ghéarchéim he was at the height of his success (also he was at the height of his powers) bhí sé in ard a réime, bhí sé i mbarr a réime, bhí sé i mbarr a mhaitheasa 5 noun high positionard masc1  c m uthe heights na harda 6 noun level of activity etcI never reached those heights again níor éirigh liom an bhuaic sin a bhaint amach riamh arís, níor shroich mé an t-ardchaighdeán sin riamh arísshe took laziness to new heights níor leisce go dtí í, ba í an té ba mheasa riamh í ó thaobh leisciúlachta dehe took the club to great heights bhí an-rath ar an gclub faoina stiúir
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to draw yourself up to your full height

(also

to rise to your full height

) seasamh in airdeseasamh suas díreachhe drew himself up to his full height sheas sé in airde

to have a head for heights

she has a head for heights tá sí go maith leis an airde, ní chuireann an airde isteach ná amach uirthi, tá acmhainn aici ar airde

the height of sth

it's the height of folly deargamaidí atá ann, is é barr gach amaidí éshe was at the height of her beauty bhí sí i mbarr na háilleachta, ní raibh sí riamh níos áille, bhí sí i mbláth a scéimheit's the height of luxury ní só go dtí é, is é barr gach ollmhaitheasa é

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