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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. Warrant Officer 1st:

    This is the first time His Royal Highness has visited Joint Helicopter Command since becoming Captain General and it is great that he is doing the visit while we're in Norway, it is good for the people out here to see their hard work recognized during a significant year for the exercise.

  2. Buckingham Palace:

    Princess Beatrice Royal Highness and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi became engaged while away for the weekend in Italy earlier this month.

  3. William Goldman:

    Life is pain, highness Anyone who says differently is selling something.

  4. Kensington Palace:

    The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news, her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well.

  5. Buckingham Palace:

    Also present in the Castle Grounds will be representatives of charities supported by Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, together with members of the Windsor community and children from the local schools which Her Royal Highness attended, residents of Windsor Castle and a number of Royal Household staff will also be present.

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