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English adjective: high

1. high greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount


SamplesA 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.


Similaradvanced, broad, full, graduate, higher, higher, last, postgraduate, soaring, utmost


See alsosuperior


Attributedegree, grade, level


Antonymslow

2. high (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')


SamplesA high mountain.
High ceilings.
High buildings.
A high forehead.
A high incline.
A foot high.


Similaraltitudinous, commanding, dominating, eminent, high-altitude, high-level, high-stepped, high-stepping, high-top, high-topped, lofty, overlooking, soaring, steep, towering, upper


See alsotall, top, up


Attributeheight, tallness


Antonymslow

3. high standing above others in quality or position


SamplesPeople in high places.
The high priest.
Eminent members of the community.


Synonymseminent


Similarsuperior


Antonymsinferior

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


Synonymshigh-pitched


Similaradenoidal, altissimo, alto, alto, countertenor, falsetto, nasal, peaky, pinched, screaky, screechy, sharp, shrill, sopranino, soprano, spiky, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, tenor, tenor, treble


Attributepitch


Antonymslow-pitched, low

5. high happy and excited and energetic


Synonymsin high spirits


Similarelated


Antonymsdejected

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


Synonymsgamey, gamy


Similarill-smelling, malodorous, malodourous, stinky, unpleasant-smelling


Antonymsfragrant

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


Synonymsmellow


Similardrunk, inebriated, intoxicated


Antonymssober


English noun: high

1. high (attribute) a lofty level or position or degree


SamplesSummer temperatures reached an all-time high.


Broader (hypernym)degree, grade, level


Antonymslow

2. high (state) an air mass of higher than normal pressure


SamplesThe east coast benefits from a Bermuda high.


Broader (hypernym)air mass


Part meronymanticyclone

3. high (state) a state of sustained elation


SamplesI'm on a permanent high these days.


Broader (hypernym)elation


Antonymslow spirits

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


SamplesThey took drugs to get a high on.


Broader (hypernym)elation

5. high (location) a high place


SamplesThey stood on high and observed the countryside.
He doesn't like heights.


Synonymsheights


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

6. high (group) a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12


SamplesHe goes to the neighborhood highschool.


Synonymshigh school, highschool, senior high, senior high school


Broader (hypernym)Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school

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


Synonymshigh gear


Broader (hypernym)gear, gear mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)overdrive


Part meronymauto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar


English adverb: high

1. high at a great altitude


SamplesHe climbed high on the ladder.


Synonymshigh up

2. high in or to a high position, amount, or degree


SamplesPrices have gone up far too high.

3. high in a rich manner


SamplesHe lives high.


Synonymsluxuriously, richly

4. high far up toward the source


SamplesHe lives high up the river.









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