What does Highness mean?

Definitions for Highness
ˈhaɪ nɪshigh·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Highnessnoun

    (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person

  2. highness, loftinessnoun

    the quality of being high or lofty

  3. highnessnoun

    a high degree (of amount or force etc.)

    "responsible for the highness of the rates"


  1. highnessnoun

    the state of being high

  2. Etymology: A translation of the

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Highnessnoun

    Etymology: from high.

    Most royal majesty,
    I crave no more than that your highness offer’d. William Shakespeare.

    How long in vain had nature striv’d to frame
    A perfect princess, ere her highness came? Edmund Waller.

    Beauty and greatness are eminently joined in your royal highness. Dryden.

    Destruction from God was a terrour to me, and by reason of his highness I could not endure. Job xxxi. 23.


  1. highness

    Highness is a term used to describe a state of being elevated, superior, or lofty in position, status, rank, or extent. It is also used as a formal title to address or refer to particular royal or sovereign figures, expressing their elevated rank and dignity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Highnessnoun

    the state of being high; elevation; loftiness

  2. Highnessnoun

    a title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness

  3. Etymology: [AS. hehnes.]


  1. Highness

    Highness is an attribute referring to the rank of the dynasty in an address. It is literally the quality of being lofty or high, a term and style used, as are so many abstractions, as a style of dignity and honour, to signify exalted rank or station. As with all attributes of nobility, it is typically used with a possessive adjective: "His Highness", "Their Highnesses", etc.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Highness in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Highness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Highness in a Sentence

  1. Julie Montagu:

    She can’t just really call people a lot of the times, especially in a public function, by their first names, and understanding that when she addresses somebody like another Duke or another Duchess, it would be ‘your grace,’ when she addresses Kate [Middleton] and [Prince] William, it would be ‘your royal highness.’.

  2. Kensington Palace:

    Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well, her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will be leaving St. Mary's Hospital this evening.

  3. Clarence House:

    The Prince of Wales is grateful to independent auditors for reviewing procedures at the Prince's Foundation, who are today announcing a series of findings, it is important to His Royal Highness that the charities which bear his name operate to the highest standards, in accordance with rules established by charity regulators. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce guidance to these charities, particularly in respect of their relationships with supporters.

  4. Buckingham Palace:

    The admission is a precautionary measure, on the advice of His Royal Highness' doctor.

  5. Kensington Palace:

    Her Royal Highness worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was both personal and representative.

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