Definitions for highhaɪ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
highhaɪ(adj.; adv.; n.)-er, -est
(adj.)having a great or considerable height; lofty; tall:
a high wall.
having a specified height:
The tree is now 20 feet high.
situated above the ground or some base; elevated:
a high ledge.
exceeding the common degree or measure; strong; intense:
high speed; high color.
expensive; costly; dear:
high prices; high rent.
exalted, as in rank, station, or eminence:
a high official.
elevated in pitch:
Category: Music and Dance
extending to or from an elevation:
a high dive.
great in quantity, as number, degree, or force:
a high temperature; high cholesterol.
holding to High Church principles and practices.
of great consequence; important; grave:
high crimes against humanity.
elated; merry or hilarious:
high spirits; a high old time.
rich; extravagant; luxurious:
to indulge in high living.
intoxicated or euphoric under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
high latitude; high antiquity.
extreme in opinion or doctrine, esp. in religion or politics:
a high Tory.
of or designating highland or inland regions.
having considerable energy or potential power.
pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed and the speed of the engine crankshaft most closely correspond:
(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.
Ref: Compare low1 (def. 27). 1 1 30
(esp. of game) aged until verging on decomposition; slightly tainted.
(of a pitched baseball) crossing the plate at a level above the batter's shoulders.
(of a playing card) having greater value than other denominations or suits. able to take a trick; being a winning card.
(adv.)at or to a high point, place, or level.
in or to a high rank or estimate:
to aim high in political ambition.
at or to a high amount or price.
in or to a high degree.
luxuriously; richly; extravagantly:
to live high.
Naut. as close to the wind as is possible while making headway with sails full.
an atmospheric pressure system characterized by relatively high pressure at its center.
a high or the highest point, place, or level; peak:
a record high for unemployment.
Category: Common Vocabulary
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:
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
high and low,in every possible place; everywhere:
to search high and low.
high on,enthusiastic about; favorably disposed toward.
on high, at or to a height; above. in heaven. having a high position, as one who makes important decisions:
the powers on high.
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
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a high wall; the highest mountain in the range
used to talk about how big sth is from bottom to top
How high is the mountain?; The fence is six feet high.
high white clouds
high speed/prices; high-quality goods; Confidence in the economy is high.
having greater levels than usual
foods that are high in fat; We had high hopes that he would be a doctor.
officers of high rank; to hold a high government office
temperatures in the high 70s; to sing the highest notes
to have a high opinion of sb
under the influence of drugs
high on cocaine
(of winds) very strong
high winds gusting to 60 miles per hour
being the most extreme example of
the high fashion shows in Paris and Milan
It will be hot today with a high of 92; °.
the highest point ever
The stock market reached a record high today.
a high moving through the region
a physical feeling that results from taking drugs
the high you get from taking ecstasy
The whole campus was on a high after the team won.
good and bad times
the highs and lows of a political campaign
a bird flying high above the trees; from a point high on a mountain top; Throw it higher.
as prices rise higher and higher
I can't sing that 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
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
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.
- altoPortuguese (BR)
- पद में ऊंचाHindi
- لوړ، اوچت، هسك، جګPashto
- înalt, de la înălţimeRomanian
- 高的Chinese (Trad.)
- زمین یا سمندر کی سطح سے کسی اوںچائی کی نسبت سےUrdu
- 高的，具有相对高度的Chinese (Simp.)
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