HyperDic: high

English > 18 senses of the word high:
ADJECTIVEallhighgreater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
allhigh(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
allhigh, eminentstanding above others in quality or position
allhigh, high-pitchedused of sounds and voices
allhigh, in high spiritshappy and excited and energetic
allhigh, gamey, gamy(used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
allhigh, mellowslightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
ADVERBallhigh, high upat a great altitude
allhighin or to a high position, amount, or degree
allhigh, richly, luxuriouslyin a rich manner
allhighfar up toward the source
NOUNattributehigha lofty level or position or degree
statehighan air mass of higher than normal pressure
statehigha state of sustained elation
statehigha state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
locationhigh, heightsa high place
grouphigh, senior high school, senior high, highschool, high schoola public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
artifacthigh, high geara forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
high > pronunciation
Soundshhay'
Rhymeshi / HI ... shanghai / Shanghai: 3 rhymes with hhay...
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGreater than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
Examples
  • "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"
Attribute ofdegree, grade, levelA position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
NarroweradvancedAt a higher level in training or knowledge or skill
broad, fullAt a peak or culminating point
graduate, postgraduateOf or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree
higherOf education beyond the secondary level
higherAdvanced in complexity or elaboration
last, utmostHighest in extent or degree
soaringAscending to a level markedly higher than the usual / usual
See alsosuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Oppositelowless than normal in degree or intensity or amount
Spanishalto
Catalanalt
Nounshighnessa high degree (of amount or force etc.)
Adverbshighlyto a high degree or extent
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 2
Meaning(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high').
Examples
  • "a high mountain"
  • "high ceilings"
  • "high buildings"
  • "a high forehead"
  • "a high incline"
  • "a foot high"
Attribute ofheight, tallnessThe vertical dimension of extension
Narroweraltitudinousindefinitely high
commanding, dominating, overlookingUsed of a height or viewpoint
eminent, lofty, soaring, toweringOf imposing height / height
high-level, high-altitudeOccurring at or from a relative high altitude
high-stepped, high-steppingHaving or moving with a high step
high-top, high-topped(of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers
steepOf a slope
upperHigher in place or position
See alsotallGreat in vertical dimension
topsituated at the top or highest position
upBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value
OppositelowLiteral meanings
Spanishalto
Catalanalt
Nounshigha lofty level or position or degree
higha high place
highnessthe quality of being high or lofty
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 3
Meaningstanding above others in quality or position.
Examples
  • "people in high places"
  • "the high priest"
Synonymeminent
BroadersuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Spanishalto, elevado, eminente, sumo, supremo
Catalanalt, eminent, summe, suprem
Nounshighnessa high degree (of amount or force etc.)
Adverbshighlyin a high position or level or rank
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 4
MeaningUsed of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency.
Synonymhigh-pitched
Attribute ofpitchThe property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
Narroweradenoidal, pinched, nasalsounding as if the nose were pinched
altissimoVery high
alto(of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group
countertenor, altoOf or being the highest male voice
falsettoartificially high
peaky, spikyHaving or as if having especially high-pitched spots
screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealingHaving or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge
shrill, sharpHaving or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones
sopraninoHigher in range than soprano
soprano, trebleHaving or denoting a high range
tenorOf or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice
tenor(of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto / alto and baritone or bass
Oppositelow, low-pitchedUsed of sounds and voices
Spanishagudo
Catalanagut
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 5
MeaningHappy and excited and energetic.
Synonymin high spirits
Broaderelatedexultantly proud and joyful
Nounshigha state of sustained elation
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 6
Meaning(used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted.
Synonymsgamey, gamy
Broadermalodorous, malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinkyHaving an unpleasant smell
Spanishfaisandé
Catalanfaisandé
English > high: 18 senses > adjective 7
Meaningslightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
Synonymmellow
Broaderintoxicated, drunk, inebriated, ripped, gonestupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)
Nounshigha state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
English > high: 18 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA lofty level or position or degree.
Example"summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
Broaderdegree, grade, levelA position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
OppositelowA low level or position or degree
Adjectiveshigh(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
English > high: 18 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningAn air mass of higher than normal pressure.
Example"the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
Part ofanticyclone(meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center
Broaderair massA large body of air with uniform / uniform characteristics / characteristics horizontally
Spanishaltas presiones
Catalanaltes pressions
English > high: 18 senses > noun 3, state
MeaningA state of sustained elation.
Example"I'm on a permanent high these days"
BroaderelationAn exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
Oppositelow spiritsA state of mild depression
Adjectiveshighhappy and excited and energetic
English > high: 18 senses > noun 4, state
MeaningA state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
Example"they took drugs to get a high on"
BroaderelationAn exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
Adjectiveshighslightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
English > high: 18 senses > noun 5, location
MeaningA high place.
Example"they stood on high and observed the countryside"
Synonymheights
Broadertopographic point, place, spotA point located with respect to surface features of some region
Spanishalturas
Catalanaltures
Adjectiveshigh(literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high')
English > high: 18 senses > noun 6, group
MeaningA public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12.
Example"he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
Synonymssenior high school, senior high, highschool, high school
Broadersecondary school, lyceum, lycee, Gymnasium, middle schoolA school for students intermediate between elementary school and college
Spanishbachillerato, instituto, preparatoria, secundaria
Catalanescola secundària, institut
English > high: 18 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
Synonymhigh gear
Part ofcar, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
NarroweroverdriveA high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
Broadergear, gear mechanismA mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
Spanishdirecta
Catalanquarta, quinta
English > high: 18 senses > adverb 1
MeaningAt a great altitude.
Example"he climbed high on the ladder"
Synonymhigh up
English > high: 18 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn or to a high position, amount, or degree.
Example"prices have gone up far too high"
Spanishalto
English > high: 18 senses > adverb 3
MeaningIn a rich manner.
Example"he lives high"
Synonymsrichly, luxuriously
English > high: 18 senses > adverb 4
MeaningFar up toward the source.
Example"he lives high up the river"

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