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Meaning of HIGH

Pronunciation:  hI

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  1. [n]  a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  2. [n]  a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  3. [n]  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
  4. [n]  a high place; "they stood on high and observed the coutryside" or"he doesn't like heights"
  5. [n]  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"
  6. [n]  a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days"
  7. [n]  an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
  8. [adv]  at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"
  9. [adv]  far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"
  10. [adv]  in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"
  11. [adv]  in a rich manner; "he lives high"
  12. [adj]  happy and excited and energetic
  13. [adj]  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
  14. [adj]  used of the smell of game beginning to taint
  15. [adj]  (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"
  16. [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"
  17. [adj]  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
  18. [adj]  standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

HIGH is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: adenoidal, advanced, altissimo, altitudinous, alto, broad(a), climactic, climactical, commanding, countertenor, dominating, drunk, elated, eminent, exalted, falsetto, flooding, full(a), gamey, gamy, graduate(a), great, heights, high gear, high pressure, high school, high up, higher(a), high-level, high-pitched, highschool, high-stepped, high-stepping, high-top, high-topped, in flood(p), in high spirits, inebriated, intoxicated, last, lofty, luxuriously, malodorous, mellow, nasal, overflowing, overlooking, peak(a), peaky, piercing, pinched, piping, postgraduate, richly, screaky, screechy, senior high, senior high school, sharp, shrill, shrilling(a), soaring, sopranino, soprano, spiky, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, steep, swollen, tenor, towering, treble, upper, utmost
 Antonyms: low, low, low spirits, low-pitched
 See Also: air mass, anticyclone, auto, automobile, car, degree, elation, gear, gear mechanism, grade, Gymnasium, level, lycee, lyceum, machine, middle school, motorcar, overdrive, place, secondary school, spot, superior, tall, top(a), topographic point, up



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \High\, v. i. [See {Hie}.]
    To hie. [Obs.]
          Men must high them apace, and make haste. --Holland.
  2. \High\, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE.
    high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he['a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h,
    OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw.
    h["o]g, Dan. h["o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound,
    G. h["u]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]
    1. 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.
    2. 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; as
       (a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or
           intellectual; pre["e]minent; honorable; as, high aims,
           or motives. ``The highest faculty of the soul.''
       (b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or
           in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified;
           as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
                 He was a wight of high renown.    --Shak.
       (c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
       (d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like;
           strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes,
           triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high
           wind; high passions. ``With rather a high manner.''
                 Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
                                                   --Ps. lxxxix.
                 Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?
       (e) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount;
           grand; noble.
                 Both meet to hear and answer such high things.
                 Plain living and high thinking are no more.
       (f) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods
           at a high price.
                 If they must be good at so high a rate, they
                 know they may be safe at a cheaper. --South.
       (g) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; --
           used in a bad sense.
                 An high look and a proud heart . . . is sin.
                                                   --Prov. xxi.
                 His forces, after all the high discourses,
                 amounted really but to eighteen hundred foot.
    3. 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.
             High time it is this war now ended were. --Spenser.
             High sauces and spices are fetched from the Indies.
    4. (Cookery) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures
       do not cook game before it is high.
    5. (Mus.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to {grave} or {low}; as,
       a high note.
    6. (Phon.) Made with a high position of some part of the
       tongue in relation to the palate, as [=e] ([=e]ve), [=oo]
       (f[=oo]d). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10,
    {High admiral}, the chief admiral.
    {High altar}, the principal altar in a church.
    {High and dry}, out of water; out of reach of the current or
       tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.
    {High and mighty} arrogant; overbearing. [Colloq.]
    {High art}, art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects
       and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all
       meretricious display.
    {High bailiff}, the chief bailiff.
    {High Church}, & {Low Church}, two ecclesiastical parties in
       the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church.
       The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic
       succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental
       presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and
       to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach
       much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship.
       Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in
       many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of
       the high-church school. See {Broad Church}.
    {High constable} (Law), a chief of constabulary. See
       {Constable}, n., 2.
    {High commission court},a court of ecclesiastical
       jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal
       power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse
       of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
    {High day} (Script.), a holy or feast day. --John xix. 31.
    {High festival} (Eccl.), a festival to be observed with full
    {High German}, or {High Dutch}. See under {German}.
    {High jinks}, an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry;
       wild sport. [Colloq.] ``All the high jinks of the county,
       when the lad comes of age.'' --F. Harrison.
    {High latitude} (Geog.), one designated by the higher
       figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
    {High life}, life among the aristocracy or the rich.
    {High liver}, one who indulges in a rich diet.
    {High living}, a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
    {High Mass}. (R. C. Ch.) See under {Mass}.
    {High milling}, a process of making flour from grain by
       several successive grindings and intermediate sorting,
       instead of by a single grinding.
    {High noon}, the time when the sun is in the meridian.
    {High place} (Script.), an eminence or mound on which
       sacrifices were offered.
    {High priest}. See in the Vocabulary.
    {High relief}. (Fine Arts) See {Alto-rilievo}.
    {High school}. See under {School}.
    {High seas} (Law), the open sea; the part of the ocean not in
       the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty,
       usually distant three miles or more from the coast line.
    {High steam}, steam having a high pressure.
    {High steward}, the chief steward.
    {High tea}, tea with meats and extra relishes.
    {High tide}, the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
    {High time}.
       (a) Quite time; full time for the occasion.
       (b) A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal.
    {High treason}, treason against the sovereign or the state,
       the highest civil offense. See {Treason}.
    Note: It is now sufficient to speak of high treason as
          treason simply, seeing that petty treason, as a
          distinct offense, has been abolished. --Mozley & W.
    {High water}, the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the
       tide; also, the time of such elevation.
    {High-water mark}.
       (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters
           ordinarily reach at high water.
       (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a
           river or other body of fresh water, as in time of
    {High-water shrub} (Bot.), a composite shrub ({Iva
       frutescens}), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic
       coast of the United States.
    {High wine}, distilled spirits containing a high percentage
       of alcohol; -- usually in the plural.
    {To be on a high horse}, to be on one's dignity; to bear
       one's self loftily. [Colloq.]
    {With a high hand}.
       (a) With power; in force; triumphantly. ``The children of
           Israel went out with a high hand.'' --Ex. xiv. 8.
       (b) In an overbearing manner, arbitrarily. ``They governed
           the city with a high hand.'' --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
    Syn: Tall; lofty; elevated; noble; exalted; supercilious;
         proud; violent; full; dear. See {Tall}.
  3. \High\, adv.
    In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a
    great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently;
    powerfully. ``And reasoned high.`` --Milton. ``I can not
    reach so high.'' --Shak.
    Note: High is extensively used in the formation of compound
          words, most of which are of very obvious signification;
          as, high-aimed, high-arched, high-aspiring,
          high-bearing, high-boasting, high-browed, high-crested,
          high-crowned, high-designing, high-engendered,
          high-feeding, high-flaming, high-flavored, high-gazing,
          high-heaped, high-heeled, high-priced, high-reared,
          high-resolved, high-rigged, high-seated,
          high-shouldered, high-soaring, high-towering,
          high-voiced, and the like.
    {High and low}, everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I
       hunted high and low. [Colloq.]
  4. \High\, n.
    1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky;
    2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
    3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn.
    {High, low, jack, and the game}, a game at cards; -- also
       called {all fours}, {old sledge}, and {seven up}.
    {In high and low}, utterly; completely; in every respect.
       [Obs.] --Chaucer.
    {On high}, aloft; above.
             The dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke
                                                   i. 78.
    {The Most High}, the Supreme Being; God.
  5. \High\, v. i.
    To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.]
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