a lofty level or position or degree
"summer temperatures reached an all-time 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"
senior high school, senior high, high, highschool, high school(noun)
a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
"he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
high gear, high(adj)
a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
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"
used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
high, in high spirits(adj)
happy and excited and energetic
gamey, gamy, high(adj)
(used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
high, high up(adverb)
at a great altitude
"he climbed high on the ladder"
in or to a high position, amount, or degree
"prices have gone up far too high"
high, richly, luxuriously(adverb)
in a rich manner
"he lives high"
far up toward the source
"he lives high up the river"
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
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
elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives
exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles
of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family
of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions
very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble
costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price
arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense
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
strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high
acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note
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
in a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully
an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven
people of rank or high station; as, high and low
the highest card dealt or drawn
to rise; as, the sun higheth
Origin: [See Hie.]
"High" is the second pop single written by British duo Lighthouse Family for their second album Postcards from Heaven. The song was produced by Mike Peden. It was released in January 1998 and reached No. 1 in Australia as well as being in the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Europe. "High" is the most successful single released by the Lighthouse Family so far, having reached the top 10 in many countries.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī, adj. elevated: lofty: tall: elevated relatively to something, as upward from a base, in position from the mouth of a river, &c.: eminent in anything: exalted in rank: dignified: chief: noble: ostentatious: arrogant: proud: strong, intensified: extreme in opinion: powerful: angry: loud: violent: tempestuous: shrill: excellent: far advanced: difficult: dear: remote in time: slightly tainted (of game, &c.).—adv. aloft: eminently: powerfully: profoundly: of flesh, on the point of beginning to decay.—ns. High′-ad′miral, a high or chief admiral of a fleet; High′-al′tar, the principal altar in a church; High′-bail′iff, an officer who serves writs, &c., in certain franchises, exempt from the ordinary supervision of the sheriff; High′-bind′er (U.S.), a rowdy, ruffian, blackmailer.—adjs. High′-blest (Milt.), supremely blest or happy; High′-blood′ed, of noble lineage; High′-blown, swelled with wind: (Shak.) inflated, as with pride; High′-born, of high or noble birth; High′-bred, of high or noble breed, training, or family.—ns. High′-church, applied to a party within the Church of England, which exalts the authority of the Episcopate and the priesthood, the saving grace of sacraments, &c. (also adj.); High′-church′ism; High′-church′man.—adj. High′-col′oured, having a strong or glaring colour.—ns. High′-court, a supreme court; High′-cross, a market cross; High′-day, a holiday or festival: (B.) broad daylight.—adj. befitting a festival.—v.t. High′er, to raise higher: to lift.—v.i. to ascend.—n. High′-falū′tin, bombastic discourse.—adj. bombastic: pompous.—adj. High′-fed, fed highly or luxuriously: pampered.—ns. High′-feed′ing; High′-flier, a bird that flies high: one who runs into extravagance of opinion or action.—adjs. High′-flown, extravagant: elevated: turgid; High′-fly′ing, extravagant in conduct or opinion; High′-grown (Shak.), covered with a high growth; High′-hand′ed, overbearing: violent: arbitrary.—n. High′-hand′edness.—adjs. High′-heart′ed, with the heart full of courage; High′-heeled, wearing high heels—of shoes.—n. High′-jinks, boisterous play or jollity: an old Scotch pastime in which persons played various parts under penalty of a forfeit.—adj. High′-kilt′ed, wearing the kilt or petticoat high: indecorous.—n. and adj. High′land, a mountainous district, esp. in pl. that portion of Scotland lying north and west of
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #220
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Written Corpus Frequency: #484
Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Adverbs Frequency: #415
Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Adjectives Frequency: #6
The numerical value of high in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of high in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What some people mistake for the high cost of living is really the cost of high living.
They're building sets. We have high quality cameras, high quality sets, high quality actors.
So: You have a high-speed train, operating on a track which is not purposed for high-speed trains, with no high-speed train signaling/warning system in place, and then you add a sharp curve into the equation. Thus the crash.
High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make.
If you want to create a high-society, you must give high things to the public! Show the public eagle; public will be an eagle! Show the public a rat, public will be a rat! Whatever you give to the public, public will take that! To create a high-society, you must give high things to the public!
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Translations for high
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- طويل, عالٍ, عاليArabic
- ali, yüksəkAzerbaijani
- висо́к, голя́мBulgarian
- drogat, alt, elevatCatalan, Valencian
- vysoký, sjetý, vysokoCzech
- вꙑсокъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- høj, skævDanish
- high, hoch, knatter, angegangen, hell, berauschtGerman
- ψηλός, μαστουρωμένοςGreek
- alto, drogado, elevado, colocadoSpanish
- بلند, بالاPersian
- pilvessä, korkeaFinnish
- háur, skeivur, høgurFaroese
- haut, vené, haute, défoncéFrench
- àrd, mòr, a dh'àirde, gu h-àrdScottish Gaelic
- outo, alto, elevadoGalician
- ऊंचा, लम्बा, ऊँचा, लंबाHindi
- բարձր, ուռածArmenian
- alte, drogateInterlingua
- skökk, skakkt, skakkurIcelandic
- elevato, flippato, fatto, schizzato, illustre, fuso, alto, eccitato, gasato, su di giri, scoppiatoItalian
- 높다, 높은Korean
- висок, ви́сок, голем, напушен, високоMacedonian
- စွင့်, မြင့်Burmese
- hoog, highDutch
- naareelNavajo, Navaho
- aut, nautOccitan
- naćpany, wysokiPolish
- لوړ, اوچت, جګPashto, Pushto
- hanan, hanaqQuechua
- alt, aultRomansh
- mare, înălțat, drogat, ridicat, înalt, înaltăRomanian
- высо́кий, обку́ренный, обдо́лбаный, балдёж, прихо́д, высокаяRussian
- altu, artu, atuSardinian
- visok, вѝсок, napušen, nadrogiranSerbo-Croatian
- hög, ljusSwedish
- ఎత్తైన, పొడుగుTelugu
- yüksek, uzunTurkish
- اونچا, لمباUrdu
- cao, 高, cao cấpVietnamese
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