Definitions for highhaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

highhaɪ(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)having a great or considerable height; lofty; tall:

    a high wall.

  2. having a specified height:

    The tree is now 20 feet high.

  3. situated above the ground or some base; elevated:

    a high ledge.

  4. exceeding the common degree or measure; strong; intense:

    high speed; high color.

  5. expensive; costly; dear:

    high prices; high rent.

  6. exalted, as in rank, station, or eminence:

    a high official.

  7. elevated in pitch:

    high notes.

    Category: Music and Dance

  8. extending to or from an elevation:

    a high dive.

  9. great in quantity, as number, degree, or force:

    a high temperature; high cholesterol.

  10. holding to High Church principles and practices.

    Category: Religion

  11. of great consequence; important; grave:

    high crimes against humanity.

  12. elated; merry or hilarious:

    high spirits; a high old time.

  13. rich; extravagant; luxurious:

    to indulge in high living.

  14. intoxicated or euphoric under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.

  15. remote:

    high latitude; high antiquity.

  16. extreme in opinion or doctrine, esp. in religion or politics:

    a high Tory.

  17. of or designating highland or inland regions.

  18. having considerable energy or potential power.

  19. pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed and the speed of the engine crankshaft most closely correspond:

    high gear.

    Category: Automotive

  20. (of a vowel) articulated with the upper surface of the tongue relatively close to the palate, as the vowels of eat, it, boot, and put.

    Category: Phonetics

    Ref: Compare low1 (def. 27). 1 1 30

  21. (esp. of game) aged until verging on decomposition; slightly tainted.

    Category: Cooking

  22. (of a pitched baseball) crossing the plate at a level above the batter's shoulders.

    Category: Sport

  23. (of a playing card) having greater value than other denominations or suits. able to take a trick; being a winning card.

    Category: Games

  24. (adv.)at or to a high point, place, or level.

  25. in or to a high rank or estimate:

    to aim high in political ambition.

  26. at or to a high amount or price.

  27. in or to a high degree.

  28. luxuriously; richly; extravagantly:

    to live high.

  29. Naut. as close to the wind as is possible while making headway with sails full.

    Category: Nautical

  30. (n.)high gear.

    Category: Automotive

  31. an atmospheric pressure system characterized by relatively high pressure at its center.

    Category: Meteorology

  32. a high or the highest point, place, or level; peak:

    a record high for unemployment.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  33. an intoxicated or euphoric state induced by alcohol or narcotics. a period of sustained excitement, exhilaration, or the like.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Idioms for high:

  1. high and dry, (of a ship) grounded so as to be entirely above water at low tide. deserted; stranded:

    to be left high and dry.

    Category: Nautical, Idiom, Navy

  2. high and low,in every possible place; everywhere:

    to search high and low.

    Category: Idiom

  3. high on,enthusiastic about; favorably disposed toward.

    Category: Idiom

  4. on high, at or to a height; above. in heaven. having a high position, as one who makes important decisions:

    the powers on high.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of high:

bef. 900; ME heigh, var. of he(g)h, hey, OE hēah, hēh, c. OFris hāch, OS, OHG hoh, ON hār, Go hauhs; akin to Lith kaũkas swelling

Princeton's WordNet

  1. high(noun)

    a lofty level or position or degree

    "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"

  2. high(noun)

    an air mass of higher than normal pressure

    "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"

  3. high(noun)

    a state of sustained elation

    "I'm on a permanent high these days"

  4. high(noun)

    a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics

    "they took drugs to get a high on"

  5. high, heights(noun)

    a high place

    "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"

  6. 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"

  7. high gear, high(adj)

    a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

  8. high(adj)

    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"

  9. high(adj)

    (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"

  10. eminent, high(adj)

    standing above others in quality or position

    "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

  11. high, high-pitched(adj)

    used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

  12. high, in high spirits(adj)

    happy and excited and energetic

  13. gamey, gamy, high(adj)

    (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted

  14. high, mellow(adverb)

    slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

  15. high, high up(adverb)

    at a great altitude

    "he climbed high on the ladder"

  16. high(adverb)

    in or to a high position, amount, or degree

    "prices have gone up far too high"

  17. high, richly, luxuriously(adverb)

    in a rich manner

    "he lives high"

  18. high(adverb)

    far up toward the source

    "he lives high up the river"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. high(adjective)ɪ

    ≠ low

    a high wall; the highest mountain in the range

  2. highɪ

    used to talk about how big sth is from bottom to top

    How high is the mountain?; The fence is six feet high.

  3. highɪ

    ≠ low

    high white clouds

  4. highɪ

    ≠ low

    high speed/prices; high-quality goods; Confidence in the economy is high.

  5. highɪ

    having greater levels than usual

    foods that are high in fat; We had high hopes that he would be a doctor.

  6. highɪ

    ≠ low

    officers of high rank; to hold a high government office

  7. highɪ

    ≠ low

    temperatures in the high 70s; to sing the highest notes

  8. highɪ

    ≠ low

    to have a high opinion of sb

  9. highɪ

    under the influence of drugs

    high on cocaine

  10. highɪ

    (of winds) very strong

    high winds gusting to 60 miles per hour

  11. highɪ

    being the most extreme example of

    the high fashion shows in Paris and Milan

  12. high(noun)ɪ

    ≠ low

    It will be hot today with a high of 92; °.

  13. highɪ

    the highest point ever

    The stock market reached a record high today.

  14. highɪ

    ≠ low

    a high moving through the region

  15. highɪ

    a physical feeling that results from taking drugs

    the high you get from taking ecstasy

  16. highɪ

    ≠ low

    The whole campus was on a high after the team won.

  17. highɪ

    good and bad times

    the highs and lows of a political campaign

  18. high(adverb)ɪ

    ≠ low

    a bird flying high above the trees; from a point high on a mountain top; Throw it higher.

  19. highɪ

    ≠ low

    as prices rise higher and higher

  20. highɪ

    ≠ low

    I can't sing that high.

Webster Dictionary

  1. High(verb)

    to hie

  2. High

    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

  3. 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

  4. High

    elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives

  5. High

    exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles

  6. High

    of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family

  7. High

    of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions

  8. High

    very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble

  9. High

    costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price

  10. High

    arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense

  11. High

    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

  12. High

    strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high

  13. High

    acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note

  14. High

    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

  15. High(adverb)

    in a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully

  16. High(noun)

    an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven

  17. High(noun)

    people of rank or high station; as, high and low

  18. High(noun)

    the highest card dealt or drawn

  19. High(verb)

    to rise; as, the sun higheth


  1. High

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #220

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Written Corpus Frequency: #484

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Adverbs Frequency: #415

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'high' in Adjectives Frequency: #6

Translations for high

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc

a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.

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