Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun altitude

3 senses of altitude

Sense 1

altitude, height -- (elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface; "the altitude gave her a headache")

=> elevation -- (distance of something above a reference point (such as sea level); "there was snow at the higher elevations")

Sense 2

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

=> distance, length -- (size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points")

Sense 3

elevation, EL, altitude, ALT -- (angular distance above the horizon (especially of a celestial object))

=> angular position -- (relation by which any position with respect to any other position is established)