AskDefine | Define high

Dictionary Definition

high adj
1 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" [ant: low]
2 (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" [ant: low]
3 standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community" [syn: eminent]
4 used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn: high-pitched] [ant: low]
5 happy and excited and energetic [syn: in high spirits]
6 used of the smell of game beginning to taint [syn: gamey, gamy]
7 slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) [syn: mellow]

Noun

1 a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high" [ant: low]
2 an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high" [syn: high pressure]
3 a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days" [ant: low spirits]
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 coutryside"; "he doesn't like heights" [syn: heights]
6 a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: senior high school, senior high, highschool, high school]
7 a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed [syn: high gear] adv
1 at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder" [syn: high up]
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" [syn: richly, luxuriously]
4 far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • , /haɪ/, /haI/
  • Rhymes with: -aɪ

Homophones

Etymology

hēah < *hauhaz < *keu-k-, a suffixed form of *keu-. Cognate with Dutch hoog, German hoch; and with Lithuanian kaukas, Russian куча.

Adjective

  1. Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things.
  2. Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
  3. To be under the influence of a mood affecting drug; stoned.
  4. Of a quantity or value, great or large.
    a high interest rate

Translations

elevated
tall, lofty
  • Aramaic:
    Syriac: ܪܡܐ (rāmā, romo)
    Hebrew: רמא (rāmā, romo)
  • Bulgarian: висок
  • Catalan: alt
  • Croatian: visok
  • Czech: vysoký
  • Dutch: hoog
  • Finnish: korkea
  • French: haut
  • German: hoch
  • Greek: ψηλός (psilós)
  • Hungarian: magas
  • Interlingua: alte
  • Italian: alto, elevato
  • Japanese: 高い (たかい, takai)
  • Korean: 높다 (nopda)
  • Portuguese: alto, alta
  • Russian: высокий
  • Spanish: alto
  • Swedish: hög
slang: stoned
  • Catalan: drogat
  • Croatian: napušen, nadrogiran
  • Dutch: high
  • Finnish: pilvessä
  • French: planer
  • German: berauscht
  • Greek: μαστουρωμένος (mastouroménos)
  • Interlingua: drogate
  • Italian: fatto, eccitato, su di giri, schizzato, scoppiato, flippato, fuso, gasato
  • Portuguese: alto, alta
  • Spanish: colocado
  • Swedish: hög
great or large quantity
  • Croatian: visok
  • Dutch: hoog
  • Russian: высокий
  • Swedish: hög

Derived terms

Noun

  1. A period of euphoria due to an intake of drugs
    That pill gave me a high for a few hours, before I had a comedown

Extensive Definition

High may refer to:
In music:

See also

  • HI (disambiguation)
  • HY (disambiguation)
  • Low
high in Dutch: High

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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