v. i.1.To hie.
Men must high them apace, and make haste.
- Holland.
a.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
3.Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preëminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
3.Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, 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) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.
High time it is this war now ended were.
- Spenser.
4.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.
4.(Cookery) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
5.Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
5.(Mus.) Acute or sharp; - opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
6.Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
- Ps. lxxxix. 13.
6.(Phon.) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as ē (ēve), Ō (fŌd). See Guide to Pronunciation, 10, 11.
High admiral
the chief admiral.
High altar
the principal altar in a church.
High and dry
out of water; out of reach of the current or tide; - said of a vessel, aground or beached.
High and mighty
arrogant; overbearing.
High art
art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all meretricious display.
High bailiff
the chief bailiff.
High Church
two ecclesiastical parties in the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church. The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship. Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of the high-church school. See Broad Church.
High constable
(Law) a chief of constabulary. See Constable, n., 2.
High commission court
a court of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
High day
(Script.) a holy or feast day.
High festival
(Eccl.) a festival to be observed with full ceremonial.
- John xix. 31.
High German
See under German.
High jinks
an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry; wild sport.
High latitude
(Geog.) one designated by the higher figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
- F. Harrison.
High life
life among the aristocracy or the rich.
High liver
one who indulges in a rich diet.
High living
a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
High Mass
(R. C. Ch.) See under Mass.
High milling
a process of making flour from grain by several successive grindings and intermediate sorting, instead of by a single grinding.
High noon
the time when the sun is in the meridian.
High place
(Script.) an eminence or mound on which sacrifices were offered.
High priest
See in the Vocabulary.
High relief
(Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo.
High school
(Law) the open sea; the part of the ocean not in the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty, usually distant three miles or more from the coast line.
High steam
steam having a high pressure.
- Wharton.
High steward
the chief steward.
High tea
tea with meats and extra relishes.
High tide
the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
High time
a - Quite time; full time for the occasion.
b - A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal.
High treason
treason against the sovereign or the state, the highest civil offense. See Treason.
7.Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
Plain living and high thinking are no more.
- Wordsworth.
8.Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
9.Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; - used in a bad sense.
An high look and a proud heart . . . is sin.
- Prov. xxi. 4.
adv.1.In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
High and low
everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I hunted high and low.
n.1.An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
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.
On high
aloft; above.
- Chaucer.
v. i.1.To rise; as, the sun higheth.
Noun1.high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
2.high - an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
Synonyms: high pressure
3.high - a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days"
low spirits - a state of mild depression
4.high - a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"
5.high - a high place; "they stood on high and observed the coutryside"; "he doesn't like heights"
Synonyms: heights
6.high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
7.high - a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
Synonyms: high gear
Adj.1.high - 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"
low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoire is low"
2.high - (literal meanings) 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"
low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
3.high - standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
Synonyms: eminent
4.high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Synonyms: high-pitched
low-pitched, low - used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
5.high - happy and excited and energetic
Synonyms: in high spirits
6.high - used of the smell of game beginning to taint
Synonyms: gamey, gamy
7.high - slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
Synonyms: mellow
Adv.1.high - at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"
Synonyms: high up
2.high - in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"
3.high - in a rich manner; "he lives high"
Synonyms: luxuriously, richly
4.high - far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. Open, not confined, as high seas.

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fuddled, fuddledness, fuddlement, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift, gearwheel, generous, genial, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike, gentlemanly, gigantic, glad, gladsome, glide, glorified, glorious, glossal, glottal, glowing, gluttonous, godlike, grammar school, grand, graveolent, great, great of heart, greathearted, guttural, half-seas over, handsome, hangover, happy, hard, haughty, heavy, height, heinous, held in awe, heroic, high and mighty, high school, high up, high-class, high-flown, high-frequency, high-headed, high-minded, high-nosed, high-pressure area, high-reaching, high-set, high-sounding, high-tasted, high-toned, high-up, highfalutin, highfaluting, hilarious, hopeful, hopped up, huge, hyperbolic, hypertrophied, icky, idealistic, ill-smelling, illuminated, immoderate, immoderately, immortal, immortalized, imparadised, impassioned, in ecstasies, in good spirits, in heaven, in high spirits, in paradise, in raptures, in seventh heaven, in the air, in the clouds, incontinent, inebriated, inebriation, inebriety, inflamed, inordinate, inordinately, insobriety, intemperate, intemperately, intermediate, intermediate school, intonated, intoxicated, intoxication, irrepressible, isobar, isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isotherm, isothermal line, issue par, issue price, jubilant, junior high, junior high school, katzenjammer, keyed up, kinglike, kingly, knightly, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, ladylike, large, largehearted, lateral, lathered up, lauded, laughing, lavish, lax, leading, lethargy, liberal, lifted, light, lingual, liquid, lit, lit up, loaded, low-pressure area, lubricated, lushy, luxurious, maggoty, magnanimous, magnificent, magnified, majestic, malodorous, manic, manic state, market price, market value, mawkish, maximum, mephitic, merry, mezzo-soprano, miasmal, miasmic, mid, middle school, mighty, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, momentous, monophthongal, monstrous, monumental, morning after, mounting, moved, musty, muted, muzzy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma, narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, narrow, nasal, nasalized, nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, neutral, nidorous, noble, noble-minded, nod, noisome, nominal value, not affordable, noxious, occluded front, occlusive, odorous, of gentle blood, of good cheer, of great cost, of rank, off, offensive, offering price, oiled, olid, on cloud nine, on high, on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe, open, openhanded, opening price, optimistic, organized, out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, outtopping, over, overbig, overdeveloped, overdrive, overgreat, overgrown, overhead, overjoyed, overjoyful, overlarge, overlooking, overmuch, overripe, overtopping, overweening, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, par, par value, parity, patrician, peak, penetrating, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pickled, pie-eyed, piercing, pissed, pissy-eyed, pitch, pitched, plastered, pleasant, poisonous, polar front, polluted, possessed, posttonic, pot-valiance, pot-valor, potted, premium, prep school, preparatory school, price, pricey, princelike, princely, principal, prodigal, prodigally, public school, put price, putrid, queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, quotation, quoted price, rack, raddled, radiant, rally, rampant, rancid, rank, rapt, raptured, rapturous, ravished, ready to burst, reasty, reasy, rebarbative, record, reechy, reeking, reeky, renowned, repulsive, retroflex, reverse, rhapsodic, riant, rich, ripe, rosy, rotten, rounded, roused, sainted, sanctified, sanguine, sanguineous, secondary school, sedation, seminary, semivowel, senior high, senior high school, sent, settling price, shellacked, shock, shrined, sickening, skunk-drunk, skyward, sleeping sickness, smashed, smellful, smelling, smelly, smiling, soaked, soaring, soft, sonant, sopor, soprano, sottedness, sour, soured, soused, spaced out, spacy, sparkling, spiring, spoiled, squall line, squeaky, squiffy, stale, standard transmission, stated value, stationary front, steamed up, steep, stenchy, stewed, stick shift, stiff, stilted, stimulated, stimulation, stinking, stinko, stirred, stirred up, stoned, stopped, straight up, stressed, strong, strong-flavored, strong-tasting, stuffy, stupor, sublime, sulfurous, sumptuous, sunny, superb, supereminent, superior, superlative, supernal, surd, swacked, swings, swoon, sybaritic, syllabic, synchromesh, tainted, tanked, tenor, tense, thanatosis, thick, thrilled, throaty, throned, tight, tingling, tingly, tipsiness, tipsy, tiptoe, titled, to excess, to extremes, to the zenith, tonal, tonic, too much, top, topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, trance, transmission, transported, treble, turbulent, turned, turned on, turned-on, twangy, unaccented, unbridled, unconscionable, undue, unpayable, unreasonable, unrestrained, unrounded, unstressed, up, upcast, upflung, uplifted, upraised, upreared, upright, upstairs, upthrown, upward, upwards, velar, vile, violent, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vomity, vowel, vowellike, warm front, weak, weather map, weevily, weighty, whipped up, wide, wind-shift line, winsome, without restraint, worked up, wrought up, yeasty, yucky, zonked
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High admiral
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High and dry
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High and mighty
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high blood glucose
high blood pressure
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