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
Synonyms: eminent

"people in high places" "the high priest" "eminent members of the community"

Related terms: superior
4. [ adverb ] at a great altitude
Synonyms: high_up

"he climbed high on the ladder"

5. [ adjective ] used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
Synonyms: high-pitched
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
Synonyms: in_high_spirits
Related terms: elated
9. [ adjective ] incoming
Synonyms: flood

"flood tide" "high tide"

Related terms: ebb advancing
10. [ adjective ] advanced into the most active period

"went to Europe in high season"

Related terms: peak
11. [ adjective ] (education) of the stage of education and schools preceding collegiate
Synonyms: secondary

"secondary school" "high school"

Related terms: intermediate elementary
12. [ adjective ] slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
Synonyms: mellow
Related terms: intoxicated
13. [ adjective ] very favorable

"he has a high opinion of himself"

Related terms: favorable
14. [ adjective ] used of the smell of game beginning to taint
Synonyms: gamy gamey
Related terms: malodorous
15. [ noun ] (psychology) a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics

"they took drugs to get a high on"

Related terms: elation
16. [ noun ] a high place
Synonyms: heights

"they stood on high and observed the countryside" or "he doesn't like heights"

Related terms: topographic_point
17. [ adjective ] marked by intense physical force
Synonyms: big

"a big wind"

Related terms: heavy
18. [ noun ] (psychology) a state of sustained elation
Synonyms: high_spirits

"I'm on a permanent high these days"

Related terms: low_spirits elation
19. [ noun ] (meteorology) an air mass of higher than normal pressure
Synonyms: high_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"

Related terms: secondary_school
22. [ adverb ] in a rich manner
Synonyms: luxuriously richly

"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
Synonyms: high_gear
Related terms: gear overdrive car
Similar spelling:   highway