Character 4
Hyphenation high
Pronunciations /haɪ/

Definitions and meanings of "High"

What do we mean by high?

Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward. adjective

Extending a specified distance upward. adjective

Far or farther from a reference point. adjective

Being at or near the peak or culminating stage. adjective

Advanced in development or complexity. adjective

Far removed in time; remote. adjective

Slightly spoiled or tainted; gamy. Used of meat. adjective

Having a bad smell; malodorous. adjective

Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second. adjective

Raised in pitch; not soft or hushed. adjective

Situated relatively far from the equator. adjective

Of great importance. adjective

Eminent in rank or status. adjective

Serious; grave. adjective

Constituting a climax; crucial. adjective

A high point or position, literally or figuratively; an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

A point of success or achievement; a time when things are at their best.

A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs.

A drug that gives such a high.

A large area of elevated atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.

The maximum value attained by some quantity within a specified period.

The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.

The highest card dealt or drawn.

Synonyms and Antonyms for High

The word "high" in example sentences

We took notice of several high hills with groves of evergreen oak on their summits; detached hills, which we could not but consider as remains of the ancient _high places_ for idolatrous worship. ❋ James Finn (N/A)

In the high places close to Florence (and with that especial lie of the land everything is a _high place_) a view is not only of foregrounds and backgrounds, river troughs and mountain lines of great variety, but of whole districts, or at least indications of districts -- distant peaks making you feel the places at their feet -- which you know to be extremely various: think of the ❋ Vernon Lee (1895)

All men are six feet high, is not true, because _six feet high_ is not a name of everything (though it is of some things) of which _man_ is a name. ❋ John Stuart Mill (1839)

All men are six feet high, is not true, because _six feet high_ is not a name of every thing (though it is of some things) of which _man_ is ❋ John Stuart Mill (1839)

About two miles north from Rochdale lies the hamlet of Healey, a high tract of land, as its Saxon derivation seems to imply, heaʓe, _high_, and leaʓ _a pasture_, signifying the "_high pasture_." ❋ John Roby (1821)

With its 725 sheet capacity and high processing speeds for multiple documents, the high­ capacity document feeder is perfect for running multi­page jobs where each recipient receives a different number of pages. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Sets will be a little inconsistent since the bigger waves will be coming from the Southern Hemi swell … but we can still expect surf to stay consistently in the chest-shoulder high range with some head high+ peaks setting up on the lower tides. ❋ Adam Wright - Socalsurf.com (2010)

Fortunately, this high speed digital cable Internet service doubles the speeds of the nearest competitor and calls into question whether or not slower technologies such as DSL and satellite Internet can really be called �high speed! ❋ Unknown (2009)

As soon as his name appeared in the bills, a report was circulated through the city that he was to be assaulted: that is to say that he had so highly offended that _high and mighty body of gentlemen_ apprentices and else who swagger in good broadcloth clothes and brass buttons in the theatre, by not leaving his bed of sickness for the amusement of their high mightinesses, that they had resolved to hiss and drive him off the stage. ❋ Unknown (N/A)

_great_, and _noble, high rank_, and _high life_, show that we have, on such occasions, transferred the idea of perfection from the character to the equipage; and that excellence itself is, in our esteem, a mere pageant, adorned at a great expense by the labours of many workmen. ❋ Adam Ferguson (1769)

... cancer, and mortality,. .silicon skin, some of the many results, .. evolution is speeding up Earth and Humans (all beings) to natural high frequency, .. natural super human high frequency = no cancer I, msaying, Redemption For All Who Chose It, or Eternal Damnation Until ❋ Unknown (2010)

The Soldiers are to be respected as well as their Officers and are as necessary,) and that high Taxes _very high_ be laid on all ❋ Various (N/A)

Laughs I admit that the term "high maintenance" might apply to me here, but only in the same way it would apply to a Rolls Royce or fine wines or anything else that retains its value and is worth some extra attention. ❋ Unknown (2011)

The near-zero rates might explain, at least in part, why financial institutions prefer not to use the term "high yield," referring instead to trade names that don't imply any sort of interest bonus.

The term "high priority project" is congressional jargon for an earmarked project, said McGovern, who did not pursue earmarks for Romney's suggested projects. ❋ Unknown (2012)

If it's invention you are looking for, be warned that it puts too much 'con' into the term 'high con-cept' and the highs are too low. ❋ WalesOnline (2012)

Justin Krane, president of Krane Financial Solutions in Los Angeles, says the term high yield is misused in this context.

JIM BOULDEN, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, LONDON (voice-over): You may not be familiar with the term high-frequency trading. ❋ Unknown (2009)

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