Adjective: high (higher,highest) hI
Adverb: high hI
- Greater than normal in degree, 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"
- (literal meaning) 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"
- Standing above others in quality or position
"people in high places"; "the high priest";
- eminent, prominent
- Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
- Happy and excited and energetic
- in high spirits
- (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
- gamey, gamy
- Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
Noun: high hI
- At a great altitude
"he climbed high on the ladder";
- high up
- In or to a high position, amount, or degree
"prices have gone up far too high"
- In a rich and lavish manner
"he lives high";
- lavishly, richly, extravagantly, luxuriously
- Far up toward the source
"he lives high up the river"
- A lofty level, position or degree
"summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
- An air mass of higher than normal pressure
"the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
- A state of sustained elation
"I'm on a permanent high these days"
- A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
"they took drugs to get a high on"
- A high place
"they stood on high and observed the countryside";
- A public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
"he goes to the neighbourhood high";
- senior high school [N. Amer], senior high [N. Amer], highschool, high school
- A forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
- high gear
Sounds like: heroin, heroinehigh
Derived forms: highs, highest, higher
See also: adenoidal, advanced, altissimo, altitudinous, alto, broad, commanding, countertenor, degree, dominating, drunk, elated, eminent, falsetto, full, grade, graduate, height, high-altitude, higher, high-level, high-stepped, high-stepping, high-top, high-topped, ill-smelling, inebriate, inebriated, intoxicated, last, level, lofty, malodorous, malodourous [Brit, Cdn, non-standard], minging [Brit], nasal, overlooking, peaky, pinched, pitch, pongy [Brit], postgrad, postgraduate, prominent, screaky, screechy, sharp, shrill, soaring, sopranino, soprano, spiky, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, steep, stinky, superior, tall, tallness, tenor, top, towering, treble, unpleasant-smelling, up, upper, utmost, whiffy [Brit]
Type of: air mass, degree, elation, gear, gear mechanism, grade, Gymnasium, level, lycée, lyceum, middle school, place, secondary school, spot, topographic point
Antonym: low, low spirits
Part of: anticyclone, auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, car, machine, motorcar
Encyclopedia: High, Wide, and Handsome