1. greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
- a high temperature
- a high price
- the high point of his career
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
3. standing above others in quality or position
- people in high places
- the high priest
4. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
5. happy and excited and energetic
Similar word(s): elated
6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
7. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
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
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
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
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
Similar word(s): heights
6. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
- he goes to the neighborhood highschool
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.