What does the word altitude mean?

Usage examples for altitude

  1. It can rise safely to an altitude of a mile and a half. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  2. I do not take it that the Apostle credits the young men to whom he wrote with having won a victory which is never finally decided on this side the grave, or with having attained to a moral altitude outside the reach of their years. – Men in the Making by Ambrose Shepherd
  3. A mountain here must have an altitude of about ten miles to possess so low a pressure on its summit. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly