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Definition of "high" []

  • Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward: a high mountain; a high tower. (adjective)
  • Extending a specified distance upward: a cabinet ten feet high. (adjective)
  • Far or farther from a reference point: was too high in the offensive zone to take a shot. (adjective)
  • Being at or near the peak or culminating stage: the high tourist season; high summer. (adjective)
  • Advanced in development or complexity: high forms of animal life; higher mathematics. (adjective)
  • Being a relatively great distance from top to bottom; tall (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Situated at or extending to a relatively great distance above the ground or above sea level (adjective)
  • Being a specified distance from top to bottom (adjective)
  • (in combination) (adjective)
  • Extending from an elevation (adjective)
  • Coming up to a specified level (adjective)
  • Being at its peak or point of culmination (adjective)
  • Of greater than average height (adjective)
  • Greater than normal in degree, intensity, or amount (adjective)
  • Of large or relatively large numerical value (adjective)
  • (of sound) acute in pitch; having a high frequency (adjective)
  • (of latitudes) situated relatively far north or south from the equator (adjective)
  • (of meat) slightly decomposed or tainted, regarded as enhancing the flavour of game (adjective)
  • Of great eminence; very important (adjective)
  • Exalted in style or character; elevated (adjective)
  • Expressing or feeling contempt or arrogance (adjective)
  • Elated; cheerful (adjective)
  • Overexcited (adjective)
  • Being in a state of altered consciousness, characterized esp by euphoria and often induced by the use of alcohol, narcotics, etc (adjective)
  • Luxurious or extravagant (adjective)
  • Advanced in complexity or development (adjective)
  • (of a gear) providing a relatively great forward speed for a given engine speed (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by raising the back of the tongue towards the soft palate or the blade towards the hard palate, such as for the ee in English see or oo in English moon (adjective)
  • Formal and elaborate in style (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the High Church (adjective)
  • Remote, esp in time (adjective)
  • Having a relatively great value in a suit (adjective)
  • Able to win a trick (adjective)
  • At or to a height (adverb)
  • In a high manner (adverb)
  • Close to the wind with sails full (adverb)
  • A high place or level (noun)
  • A state of altered consciousness, often induced by alcohol, narcotics, etc (noun)
  • (esp in Oxford) the High Street (noun)
  • The voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical one (noun)

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Use "high" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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"
  • "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"