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High meaning

high - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. a high place; " they stood on high and observed the coutryside"; " he doesn't like heights"
  2. 2. ( literal meanings) 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"
  3. 3. 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"
  4. 4. in or to a high position, amount, or degree; " prices have gone up far too high"
  5. 5. To hie.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
  8. 8. Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
  9. 9. Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
  10. 10. Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
  11. 11. Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. Strong- scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
  14. 14. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
  15. 15. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
  16. 16. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
  17. 17. The highest card dealt or drawn.
  18. 18. To rise; as, the sun higheth.
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; - used in a bad sense.
  21. 21. Acute or sharp; - opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
  22. 22. Aloft; eminently.
  23. 23. Lofty; eminent; chief; arrogant; strong; dear.

high - examples of usage

  1. It seemed very high to me for only two in the family.
  2. I think they would not get such high prices. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. I could not keep the land I was on, because the rent was too high. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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