AskDefine | Define hight

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Old English hātan, from Germanic. Cognate with German heißen.




  1. In the context of "archaic|transitive": To call, name.
  2. In the context of "archaic|intransitive": To be called or named.

Usage notes

  • Originally used only in passive constructions.

Extensive Definition

Mount Hight is a mountain located in Coos County, New Hampshire. The mountain is part of the Carter-Moriah Range of the White Mountains, which runs along the northern east side of Pinkham Notch. Mount Hight is flanked on the north by South Carter Mountain across Zeta Pass, and on the southwest by Carter Dome.
Although well over 4,000 feet in height, the Appalachian Mountain Club doesn't consider Hight a "four-thousand footer" because the col on the ridge from Carter Dome only descends 125 ft, making it a secondary summit of that peak.

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