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Definitions of high

  1. standing above others in quality or position; " people in high places"; " the high priest"; " eminent members of the community"
  2. used of the smell of game beginning to taint
  3. a high place; " they stood on high and observed the coutryside" or" he doesn't like heights"
  4. a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  5. a lofty level or position or degree; " summer temperatures reached an all- time high"
  6. a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; " they took drugs to get a high on"
  7. a state of sustained elation; " I'm on a permanent high these days"
  8. an air mass of higher than normal pressure; " the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
  9. at a great altitude; " he climbed high on the ladder"
  10. far up toward the source; " he lives high up the river"
  11. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug ( especially marijuana)
  12. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
  13. happy and excited and energetic
  14. ( literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension ( sometimes used in combinations like ` knee- high'); " a high mountain"; " high ceilings"; " high buildings"; " a high forehead"; " a high incline"; " a foot high"
  15. greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; " a high temperature"; " a high price"; " the high point of his career"; " high risks"; " has high hopes"; " the river is high"; " he has a high opinion of himself"
  16. in or to a high position, amount, or degree; " prices have gone up far too high"
  17. To hie.
  18. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.
  19. Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
  20. Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
  21. Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
  22. Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
  23. Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
  24. Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high ( i. e., intense) heat; high ( i. e., full or quite) noon; high ( i. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high ( i. e., complete) pleasure; high ( i. e., deep or vivid) color; high ( i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.
  25. Strong- scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
  26. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
  27. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
  28. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
  29. The highest card dealt or drawn.
  30. To rise; as, the sun higheth.
  31. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior; - used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection
  32. Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; - used in a bad sense.
  33. Acute or sharp; - opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
  34. Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as ( ve), ( fd). See Guide to Pronunciation, 10, 11.
  35. Elevated in place; lofty; exalted in degree or quality; chief; head; honorable; noble; of large amount or quantity; strong; powerful; intense; tempestuous; full or complete; near to the wind; tainted; shrill; acute.
  36. To a great altitude; eminently; luxuriously.
  37. Elevated: lofty: tall: eminent in anything: exalted in rank: dignified: chief: noble: ostentatious: arrogant: proud: strong: powerful: angry: loud: violent: tempestuous: excellent: far advanced: difficult: dear: remote in time.
  38. Aloft; eminently.
  39. Lofty; eminent; chief; arrogant; strong; dear.
  40. Greatly elevated; lofty; chief; exalted; intense.
  41. In a high manner; to a great altitude; also, at a high rate; luxuriously.
  42. Elevated; lofty; tall; elevated in rank, condition, or office; exalted in character or excellence; difficult; boastful; ostentations; arrogant; loud; threatening or angry; violent; powerful; luxurious; strong; remote from the equator; intense; faradvanced; noble; honourable; possessed of supreme power; of great price; remote in past time; acute; sharp.
  43. Aloft; to a great altitude; eminently; greatly; powerfully.
  44. An elevated place. High and dry, applied to the situation of a vessel when aground above water- mark. High day, high noon, the time when the sun is in the meridian. On high, aloft.
  45. Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
  46. Far upwards; elevated; lofty; noble; honourable; violent; boastful; principal or chief; strong or powerful; dear in price; full or complete- applied to time; acute, as applied to music.
  47. Aloft; greatly; with deep thought.
  48. Having a more complex and more highly differentiated structure.
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Usage examples for high

  1. " My husband," said she, " has a very high opinion of you. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. I- I'm not going very high, Sue. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  3. " Of the high police. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  4. Captain Cy liked to " sleep high." – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  5. I have said it was quite dark, but up there, high up, there was a light that I had not seen till I turned my head. – Five Minutes' Stories by Mrs. (Mary Louisa) Molesworth
  6. I say, if we are going out for dinner, it is high time that we began to dress. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  7. " I'm goin' to speak," she said, in a high voice. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  8. " It is very high; it is a little difficult. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  9. Then a man was seen standing up high, a gun in his hand. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  10. " There be those in high places," I said, " who shall decide." – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  11. I could see a' this only when I got closer; but I could na' turn up the high street. – Seven Frozen Sailors by George Manville Fenn
  12. You are so good, so high, that if she could make a real friend of you I think it would be the best thing for her that could happen. – The Flirt by Booth Tarkington
  13. It may be too high. – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  14. This is a very high matter. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  15. I'd fly as high as I could go then, too. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  16. So I think it's high time we let everybody know we're engaged. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  17. Do not think that the price is too high. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  18. I held my head high, and walked like a free man. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan
  19. I am not fit for such high things! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. Yes, indeed; it's high enough to look over almost everything else we are likely to have. – Ethel Morton's Enterprise by Mabell S.C. Smith
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