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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 public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; " he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
  7. a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; " they took drugs to get a high on"
  8. a state of sustained elation; " I'm on a permanent high these days"
  9. an air mass of higher than normal pressure; " the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
  10. at a great altitude; " he climbed high on the ladder"
  11. far up toward the source; " he lives high up the river"
  12. in a rich manner; " he lives high"
  13. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug ( especially marijuana)
  14. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
  15. happy and excited and energetic
  16. a high place; " they stood on high and observed the coutryside"; " he doesn't like heights"
  17. ( 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"
  18. 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"
  19. in or to a high position, amount, or degree; " prices have gone up far too high"
  20. To hie.
  21. 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.
  22. Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
  23. Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
  24. Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
  25. Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
  26. Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
  27. 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.
  28. Strong- scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
  29. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
  30. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
  31. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
  32. The highest card dealt or drawn.
  33. To rise; as, the sun higheth.
  34. 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
  35. Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; - used in a bad sense.
  36. Acute or sharp; - opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. To a great altitude; eminently; luxuriously.
  40. 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.
  41. Aloft; eminently.
  42. Lofty; eminent; chief; arrogant; strong; dear.
  43. Greatly elevated; lofty; chief; exalted; intense.
  44. In a high manner; to a great altitude; also, at a high rate; luxuriously.
  45. 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.
  46. Aloft; to a great altitude; eminently; greatly; powerfully.
  47. 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.
  48. Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
  49. 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.
  50. Aloft; greatly; with deep thought.
  51. Having a more complex and more highly differentiated structure.
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Quotes of high

  1. I always wanted to have my own album released before I graduated from high school. – Christina Aguilera
  2. The Leadership Training Institute of America trains and equips young men and women to be leaders with high standards of personal morality and integrity. – Michael Burgess
  3. Europe and America must act together in the face of evil. It's high time for Americans and Europeans to restore that unity and be able to take actions collectively together. – Wesley Clark
  4. I was a loner in high school. I keep to myself, but I love life. – Clea Duvall
  5. I set myself high standards on the pitch and I know I have not always lived up to them this season. – Rio Ferdinand
  6. People in very high places suddenly fall, and we are always surprised because we don't factor in the basic element that they're humans and, therefore, they are flawed and have weaknesses. – Carlisle Floyd
  7. One marked feature of the people, both high and low, is a love for flowers. – Robert Fortune
  8. The high road is always respected. Honesty and integrity are always rewarded. – Scott Hamilton
  9. When I first went to New York I was right out of high school, I was 17 years old, and I had never seen a building over two stories high – Florence Henderson
  10. No one is above the law, not even the president. I believe perjury does meet at least the definition of high misdemeanor. – Nancy L. Johnson
  11. A representative is free delivery; she's a personal beauty consultant. Some people want that high touch. – Andrea Jung
  12. This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear. – Kenny Marchant
  13. High -quality food is better for your health. – Michael Pollan
  14. I'm just saying that there are high quality materials, and when we change them then there should be a way of changing them so that you can celebrate that change- rather than just 'mix it up'. – Richard Rogers
  15. Before I was ever in high school, I had dark circles under my eyes. The rumor was I was a junkie. I have dark circles under my eyes, deal with it. – Benicio Del Toro

Usage examples for high

  1. I- I'm not going very high Sue. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Captain Cy liked to " sleep high – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  3. 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
  4. It may be too high – A Quantitative Study of the Nocturnal Migration of Birds. Vol.3 No.2 by George H. Lowery.
  5. I say, if we are going out for dinner, it is high time that we began to dress. – A Duet by A. Conan Doyle
  6. So I think it's high time we let everybody know we're engaged. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  7. This is a very high matter. – A Victor of Salamis by William Stearns Davis
  8. Then a man was seen standing up high a gun in his hand. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  9. " It is very high it is a little difficult. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  10. " I'm goin' to speak," she said, in a high voice. – The Portion of Labor by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  11. " 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
  12. 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
  13. " There be those in high places," I said, " who shall decide." – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. " Of the high police. – The Last Hope by Henry Seton Merriman
  15. 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
  16. I'd fly as high as I could go then, too. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  17. 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
  18. Do not think that the price is too high – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  19. I am not fit for such high things! – What's Mine's Mine by George MacDonald
  20. I held my head high and walked like a free man. – Salute to Adventurers by John Buchan

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