|1.||[ adjective ] 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"
|Related terms:||low great higher graduate advanced soaring higher last exalted broad flooding climactic superior degree|
|2.||[ adjective ] (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension|
"a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high" sometimes used in combination
|Related terms:||low upper commanding high-stepped high-top eminent high-level altitudinous steep tall top up height|
|3.||[ adjective ] standing above others in quality or position|
"people in high places" "the high priest" "eminent members of the community"
|4.||[ adverb ] at a great altitude|
"he climbed high on the ladder"
|5.||[ adjective ] used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency|
|Related terms:||low piercing adenoidal shrilling screaky peaky soprano falsetto countertenor sopranino tenor tenor piping alto altissimo pitch|
|6.||[ noun ] a lofty level or position or degree|
: "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
|Related terms:||low degree|
|7.||[ adverb ] in or to a high position, amount, or degree|
"prices have gone up far too high"
|8.||[ adjective ] happy and excited and energetic|
|9.||[ adjective ] incoming|
"flood tide" "high tide"
|Related terms:||ebb advancing|
|10.||[ adjective ] advanced into the most active period|
"went to Europe in high season"
|11.||[ adjective ] (education) of the stage of education and schools preceding collegiate|
"secondary school" "high school"
|Related terms:||intermediate elementary|
|12.||[ adjective ] slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)|
|13.||[ adjective ] very favorable|
"he has a high opinion of himself"
|14.||[ adjective ] used of the smell of game beginning to taint|
|15.||[ noun ] (psychology) a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics|
"they took drugs to get a high on"
|16.||[ noun ] a high place|
"they stood on high and observed the countryside" or "he doesn't like heights"
|17.||[ adjective ] marked by intense physical force|
"a big wind"
|18.||[ noun ] (psychology) a state of sustained elation|
"I'm on a permanent high these days"
|Related terms:||low_spirits elation|
|19.||[ noun ] (meteorology) an air mass of higher than normal pressure|
"the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
|Related terms:||air_mass anticyclone|
|20.||[ adverb ] far up toward the source|
"he lives high up the river"
|21.||[ noun ] (education) a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12|
|Synonyms:||high_school senior_high_school highschool senior_high|
"he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
|22.||[ adverb ] in a rich manner|
"he lives high"
|Related terms:||rich deluxe rich deluxe|
|23.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 2286|
|24.||[ noun ] a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed|
|Related terms:||gear overdrive car|