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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"
(literal meaning) 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"
Standing above others in quality or position.
- "people in high places"
- "the high priest"
- "eminent members of the community"
A lofty level or position or degree.
- "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
In or to a high position, amount, or degree.
- "prices have gone up far too high"
An air mass of higher than normal pressure.
- "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
A state of sustained elation.
- "I'm on a permanent high these days"
A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
- "they took drugs to get a high on"
A high place.
- "they stood on high and observed the countryside"
- "he doesn't like heights"
A forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
Synonym: high gear
Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
Far up toward the source.
- "he lives high up the river"
Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
Exalted in social standing or general estimation or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.
In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims or motives.
Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d). See Guide to Pronunciation, // 10, 11.
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.
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.
The highest card dealt or drawn.
To rise; as, the sun higheth.
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.
Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.