Apex vs. Height

Apex vs. Height — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Apex and Height

Apexnoun

The highest point of a structure, object, or geometric figure

the apex of a hill.the apex of a triangle.

Heightnoun

Abbr. h The distance from the base of something to the top.

Apexnoun

The usually pointed end of an object; the tip

the apex of a leaf.

Heightnoun

Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude.

Apexnoun

The highest level or degree that is attained, as in a hierarchy.

Heightnoun

The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall

Height is an advantage in basketball.

Apexnoun

The period of greatest achievement

won several Olympic medals at the apex of her career.

Heightnoun

Stature, especially of the human body.

Apexnoun

The "highest" or the greatest point of something.

the apex of the building

Heightnoun

A hill, mountain, or other piece of ground that stands out from the surrounding land.

Apexnoun

(figuratively) The moment of greatest success, expansion, etc.

the apex of civilization

Heightnoun

A high point or position

Prices rose to stunning heights.

Apexnoun

(geometry) The topmost vertex of a cone or pyramid (in their conventional orientation).

Heightnoun

The highest or uppermost point; the summit or apex

finally reached the height of the mountain.

Apexnoun

The "pointed" fine end of something.

Heightnoun

The highest or most advanced degree; the zenith

at the height of her career.

Apexnoun

The lowest part of the human heart.

Heightnoun

The point of highest intensity; the climax

the height of a storm.

Apexnoun

The deepest part of a tooth's root.

Heightnoun

(Obsolete) High rank, estate, or degree.

Apexnoun

(botany) The end of a leaf, petal or similar organ opposed to the end where it is attached to its support; the tip.

Heightnoun

(Archaic) Loftiness of mind.

Apexnoun

(astronomy) The point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun appears to move relative to nearby stars.

Heightnoun

(Obsolete) Arrogance; hauteur

"He returned me a very resolute answer, and full of height" (Oliver Cromwell).

Apexnoun

(physics) The lowest point on a pendant drop of a liquid.

Heightnoun

The distance from the base of something to the top.

Apexnoun

The end or edge of a vein nearest the surface.

Heightnoun

The vertical distance from the ground to the highest part of a standing person or animal (withers in the case of a horse).

Apexnoun

(typography) A diacritic in Classical Latin that resembles and gave rise to the acute.

Heightnoun

The highest point or maximum degree.

She's at the height of her career.

Apexnoun

(typography) A diacritic in Middle Vietnamese that indicates /ŋ͡m/.

Heightnoun

A mountain, especially a very high one.

Apexnoun

the highest point (of something);

at the peak of the pyramid

Heightnoun

(Sussex) An area of land at the top of a cliff.

Apexnoun

the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

Heightnoun

the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

Heightnoun

the highest level or degree attainable;

his landscapes were deemed the acme of beautythe artist's gifts are at their acmeat the height of her careerthe peak of perfectionsummer was at its peak...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of famethe summit of his ambitionso many highest superlatives achieved by manat the top of his profession

Heightnoun

natural height of a person or animal in an upright position

Heightnoun

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

the altitude gave her a headache