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Adjective: high (higher,highest)  hI
  1. (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"
  2. Greater than normal in quantity 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"
  3. Standing above others in quality or position
    "people in high places"; "the high priest";
    - eminent, prominent
  4. Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
    - high-pitched
  5. Happy and excited and energetic
    - in high spirits
  6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    - gamey, gamy
  7. [informal] Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
    - mellow [informal]
Adverb: high  hI
  1. At a great altitude
    "he climbed high on the ladder";
    - high up
  2. In or to a high position, amount, or degree
    "prices have gone up far too high"
  3. In a rich and lavish manner
    "he lives high";
    - lavishly, richly, extravagantly, luxuriously
  4. Far up toward the source
    "he lives high up the river"
Noun: high  hI
  1. A lofty level, position or degree
    "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  2. An air mass of higher than normal pressure
    "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
  3. A state of sustained elation
    "I'm on a permanent high these days"
  4. [informal] A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
    "they took drugs to get a high on"
  5. A high place
    "they stood on high and observed the countryside";
    - heights
  6. [N. Amer, informal] 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
  7. 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, gone, 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, informal], nasal, overlooking, peaky, pinched, pitch, pongy [Brit, informal], postgrad [informal], postgraduate, prominent, ripped [informal], screaky, screechy, sharp, shrill, skunked [informal], soaring, sopranino, soprano, spiky, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, steep, stinky [informal], superior, tall, tallness, tenor, top, towering, treble, unpleasant-smelling, up, upper, whiffy [Brit, informal]

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 [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, motorcar, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Encyclopedia: High, Wide, and Handsome