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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)

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.

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"