(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

- a high temperature

- a high price

- the high point of his career

Similar word(s): advanced, broad, full, graduate, postgraduate, higher, last, utmost, soaring, superior

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

Similar word(s): altitudinous, commanding, dominating, overlooking, eminent, lofty, soaring, towering, steep, upper, tall, top, up

3. standing above others in quality or position

- people in high places

- the high priest

Similar word(s): superior, eminent

4. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

Similar word(s): adenoidal, nasal, pinched, alto, countertenor, falsetto, peaky, spiky, sharp, shrill, screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, soprano, treble, sopranino, tenor

5. happy and excited and energetic

Similar word(s): elated

6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted

Similar word(s): malodorous, malodourous, stinky, gamey, gamy

7. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

Similar word(s): drunk, gone, inebriated, intoxicated, ripped, mellow

Sentences with high as an adjective:

- The balloon rose high in the sky.

- My bank charges me a high interest rate.

- The note was too high for her to sing.

- Epicures do not cook game before it is high.

- The tailor liked his meat high.

- a high wind; high passions

- high (i.e. intense) heat; high (i.e. full or quite) noon; high (i.e. rich or spicy) seasoning; high (i.e. complete) pleasure; high (i.e. deep or vivid) colour; high (i.e. extensive, thorough) scholarship


1. at a great altitude

- he climbed high on the ladder

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

Similar word(s): luxuriously, richly

4. far up toward the source

- he lives high up the river

Sentences with high as an adverb:

- How high above land did you fly?

- Costs have grown higher this year again.

- I certainly can't sing that high.


1. a lofty level or position or degree

- summer temperatures reached an all-time high

Definition categories: attribute, degree, grade, level

2. an air mass of higher than normal pressure

- the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

Definition categories: state

3. a state of sustained elation

- I'm on a permanent high these days

Definition categories: state, elation

4. a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics

- they took drugs to get a high on

Definition categories: state, elation

5. a high place

- they stood on high and observed the countryside

Similar word(s): heights

Definition categories: location, place, spot

6. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12

- he goes to the neighborhood highschool

Definition categories: group, gymnasium, lycee, lyceum

7. a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

Definition categories: man–made, gear

Sentences with high as a noun:

- That pill gave me a high for a few hours, before I had a comedown.


1. (obsolete) To rise.

- The sun higheth.

2. To hie; to hasten.