altura = height feminine noun

altura

feminine noun
feminine noun

English Translation of ALTURA

1
: height
una altura de dos metrosa height of two meters
a la altura del pechoat chest height
no estuvo a la altura de las expectativasit didn't meet our expectations
2
4
a la altura de : (up) by, (up) near
en la avenida San Antonio a la altura de la calle Treson San Antonio Avenue up by Third Street
5
a estas alturas : at this point, at this stage

Examples of ALTURA

el agua llegó hasta una altura de 30cms the water reached a height of 30cms
las dos estanterías tienen la misma altura the two bookshelves are the same height
se necesita tener una altura superior a 1,80 you have to be over 1.80 metres tall
hubo olas de hasta tres metros de altura there were waves up to three metres high
la ventana quedaba a la altura de mi cabeza the window was level with my head
sentí un dolor a la altura de los riñones I felt a pain around my kidneys
se hizo un corte a la altura del tobillo he cut himself on the ankle
el avión subió a una altura de 10.000 pies the plane rose to a height or an altitude of 10,000 feet
nos encontramos a 3.000 metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar we are 3,000 metres above sea level
volaba a muy poca altura del suelo it was flying just above the ground
no llegó a la altura que se exigía he did not measure up to the standard required
si lo insultas te estás rebajando a su altura if you insult him you are just lowering yourself to his level
no encuentra ningún rival a su altura she can't find a rival to match her
un partido de gran altura a really excellent game
no estamos a la altura de los trabajadores japoneses we are not in the same league as Japanese workers
su último artículo no estaba a la altura de los anteriores his last article did not match up to the previous ones
la novela no estaba a la altura del concurso the novel was not up to the standard set by the competition
supo estar a la altura de las circunstancias he managed to rise to the occasion
no estábamos a la altura de los acontecimientos we didn't keep abreast of events
si no los invitamos quedaremos a la altura del betún if we don't invite them, it'll look really bad
a la altura de Cádiz on the same latitude as Cádiz
a la altura del km 8 at the 8th km
hay retenciones a la altura de Burgos there are tailbacks near Burgos
¿a qué altura de la calle quiere que pare? how far along the street do you want me to stop?
buque de altura seagoing vessel
pesca de altura deep-sea fishing
remolcador de altura deep-sea tug
acaban de superar la altura de 1,90 they have managed to beat the height of 1.90

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up altura? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).