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English Dictionary: high by the DICT Development Group
6 results for high
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"
    Synonym(s): high, high up
  2. in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"
  3. in a rich manner; "he lives high"
    Synonym(s): high, richly, luxuriously
  4. far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"
  1. greater than normal in degree or 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"
    Antonym(s): low
  2. (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"
    Antonym(s): low
  3. standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
    Synonym(s): eminent, high
  4. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
    Synonym(s): high, high-pitched
    Antonym(s): low, low-pitched
  5. happy and excited and energetic
    Synonym(s): high, in high spirits
  6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
    Synonym(s): gamey, gamy, high
  7. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
    Synonym(s): high, mellow
  1. a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
    Antonym(s): low
  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"
    Antonym(s): low spirits
  4. 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"; "he doesn't like heights"
    Synonym(s): high, heights
  6. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
    Synonym(s): senior high school, senior high, high, highschool, high school
  7. a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
    Synonym(s): high gear, high
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   High \High\, v. i. [See {Hie}.]
      To hie. [Obs.]
               Men must high them apace, and make haste. --Holland.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   High \High\, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE.
      high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[a0]h, h[?]h; akin to OS. h[?]h,
      OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h[?]h, G. hoch, Icel. h[?]r,
      Sw. h[94]g, Dan. h[94]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr
      mound, G. h[81]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]
      1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a
            line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or
            extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as,
            a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.
      2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished;
            remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or
            relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are
            understood from the connection; as
            (a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or
                  intellectual; pre[89]minent; honorable; as, high aims,
                  or motives. [bd]The highest faculty of the soul.[b8]
            (b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or
                  in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified;
                  as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
                           He was a wight of high renown.      --Shak.
            (c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
            (d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like;
                  strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes,
                  triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high
                  wind; high passions. [bd]With rather a high
                  manner.[b8] --Thackeray.
                           Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
                                                                              --Ps. lxxxix.
                           Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   High \High\, adv.
      In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a
      great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently;
      powerfully. [bd]And reasoned high.[bd] --Milton. [bd]I can
      not reach so high.[b8] --Shak.
      Note: High is extensively used in the formation of compound
               words, most of which are of very obvious signification;
               as, high-aimed, high-arched, high-aspiring,
               high-bearing, high-boasting, high-browed, high-crested,
               high-crowned, high-designing, high-engendered,
               high-feeding, high-flaming, high-flavored, high-gazing,
               high-heaped, high-heeled, high-priced, high-reared,
               high-resolved, high-rigged, high-seated,
               high-shouldered, high-soaring, high-towering,
               high-voiced, and the like.
      {High and low}, everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I
            hunted high and low. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   High \High\, n.
      1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky;
      2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
      3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn.
      {High, low, jack, and the game}, a game at cards; -- also
            called {all fours}, {old sledge}, and {seven up}.
      {In high and low}, utterly; completely; in every respect.
            [Obs.] --Chaucer.
      {On high}, aloft; above.
                     The dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke
                                                                              i. 78.
      {The Most High}, the Supreme Being; God.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   High \High\, v. i.
      To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.]
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