Associations to the word «High»

Wiktionary

HIGH, adjective. Elevated in position or status; above many things.
HIGH, adjective. Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
HIGH, adjective. (figuratively) Noble, especially of motives, intentions, etc.
HIGH, adjective. (slang) Under the psychological effects of a mood-affecting drug, especially marijuana, or (less common) alcohol.
HIGH, adjective. Of a quantity or value, great or large.
HIGH, adjective. (acoustics) Of greater frequency, i.e. with more rapid wave oscillations.
HIGH, adjective. (of a body of water) With tall waves.
HIGH, adjective. (of meat) (especially venison) Strong-scented; slightly tainted/spoiled; beginning to decompose.
HIGH, adjective. Of great strength, force, importance, etc.; mighty; powerful; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.
HIGH, adjective. Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud.
HIGH, adjective. Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount.
HIGH, adjective. (phonetics) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate.
HIGH, adjective. Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree.
HIGH, adverb. In or to an elevated position.
HIGH, adverb. In or at a great value.
HIGH, adverb. In a pitch of great frequency.
HIGH, noun. A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs.
HIGH, noun. A drug that gives such a high.
HIGH, noun. (informal) A large area of elevated atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
HIGH, noun. The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.
HIGH, noun. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
HIGH, noun. (card games) The highest card dealt or drawn.
HIGH, verb. (obsolete) To rise.
HIGH, noun. (obsolete) Thought; intention; determination; purpose.
HIGH, verb. To hie; to hasten.
HIGH ALTAR, noun. The main altar in a church, situated on the main axis at the east of the chancel or choir
HIGH ALTARS, noun. Plural of high altar
HIGH AND DRY, adjective. Left out of water, stranded on a beach, or in the stocks for repair, or in dry dock.
HIGH AND DRY, adjective. Abandoned, stranded, helpless.
HIGH AND DRY, adjective. (pejorative) Associated with the high church (the Church of England and other Anglican traditions, in reference to their "high" political position in England and "dry"/austere mode of worship), as opposed to the "low and slow" Evangelical party and the "broad and shallow" broad church.
HIGH AND DRY, adjective. (US) (slang) (of a sandwich) With no condiments.
HIGH AND LOW, adverb. Everywhere
HIGH AND MIGHTY, adjective. (idiomatic) Overbearingly arrogant; ostentatiously self-important or self-aggrandizing.
HIGH AND MIGHTY, noun. (idiomatic) A social or economic group wielding undue power, influence or economic clout.
HIGH AND TIGHT, adjective. (of a haircut) Having the characteristics of a crew cut (very short or no hair on the sides and trimmed on the top).
HIGH AND TIGHT, adjective. (figuratively) (by extension) Orderly, militaresque.
HIGH ANGEL, noun. Archangel.
HIGH AS A KITE, adjective. (simile) (colloquial) Very much under the influence of drugs, extremely high.
HIGH BAR, noun. (gymnastics) A horizontal bar.
HIGH BEAMS, noun. Erect nipples.
HIGH BIT, noun. (computing) The most significant bit in the binary representation of a number, sometimes used to record the sign of the number.
HIGH C, noun. (music) the C note exactly two octaves above middle C
HIGH CARD, noun. (poker) A hand which has no pairs and is not a straight or a flush. The lowest possible winning hand in poker.
HIGH CENTER, verb. (transitive) To cause (a vehicle) to become stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTER, verb. (intransitive) To become stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTERED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of high center
HIGH CENTERED, adjective. Stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTERING, verb. Present participle of high center
HIGH CENTERS, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of high center
HIGH CENTRE, verb. (transitive) To cause (a vehicle) to become stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTRE, verb. (intransitive) To become stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTRED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of high centre
HIGH CENTRED, adjective. Stranded with all wheels off the ground.
HIGH CENTRES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of high centre
HIGH CENTRING, verb. Present participle of high centre
HIGH CHAIR, noun. Alternative form of highchair
HIGH CHALLENGE, noun. (soccer) tackle that is high up the targeted player's shin/legs
HIGH CHALLENGES, noun. Plural of high challenge
HIGH CHURCH, noun. A worship style that favors very formal liturgy and worship, while eschewing modernism.
HIGH CHURCHMAN, noun. A member of the Church of England who prioritises those aspects of Anglicanism which distinguish it from Calvinism and other Protestant denominations, and which it has in common with Catholicism, especially the authority of the priesthood and the importance of church ritual.
HIGH CHURCHMANSHIP, noun. (now) (chiefly historical) The principles or doctrines of a high churchman; Anglican ritualism, Anglo-Catholicism. [from 19th c.]
HIGH CHURCHMEN, noun. Plural of High Churchman
HIGH COLOR, noun. (computer graphics) graphics with two bytes of storage per pixel, allowing for up to 65536 different colors
HIGH COMMA, noun. Another name for an apostrophe.
HIGH COMMISSION, noun. The embassy of a Commonwealth country in another Commonwealth country.
HIGH COMMISSIONS, noun. Plural of High Commission
HIGH CONCEPT, noun. (of a film, book, etc.) An appealing idea for a work that can be understandably summarized in a few sentences or less.
HIGH COTTON, noun. (US) (slang) (idiomatic) the best of times; a time of well being.
HIGH COUNTRY, noun. Terrain that is at a relatively high elevation — generally, higher than foothills but not above the timberline — consisting of mountainous areas or elevated expanses of plain.
HIGH COURT, noun. A supreme court; a court to which final appeals may be taken.
HIGH COURTS, noun. Plural of high court
HIGH CRIME, noun. (legal) A major crime, notably one subject to high justice, i.e. trial before the highest courts, which may impose the gravest punishments.
HIGH CRIMES, noun. Plural of high crime
HIGH CROSS, noun. (Ireland) (UK) a large free-standing Celtic cross made of stone and often richly decorated.
HIGH CROSSES, noun. Plural of high cross
HIGH CULTURE, noun. The artistic entertainment and material artifacts associated with a society's aristocracy or most learned members, usually requiring significant education to be appreciated or highly skilled labor to be produced.
HIGH DEFINITION, noun. (uncountable) Enhanced picture quality on a TV or any other display.
HIGH DEFINITION, noun. (countable) A television or display device displaying images in an enhanced picture quality format or such images.
HIGH DEPENDENCY UNIT, noun. (healthcare) An area for patients who require more intensive observation, treatment and nursing care than would be usually provided on a general ward. A standard of care between the general ward and full intensive care.
HIGH DUTCH, proper noun. The Dutch language, especially the literary Dutch language of the Netherlands, as contrasted with e.g. Afrikaans.
HIGH DUTCH, proper noun. (obsolete) High German.
HIGH END, adjective. Alternative spelling of high-end
HIGH ENTROPY ALLOY, noun. Alternative form of high-entropy alloy
HIGH ENTROPY ALLOYS, noun. Alternative form of high-entropy alloys plural of high entropy alloy
HIGH EXPLOSIVE, noun. Any powerful chemical explosive that, upon detonation, produces gas at a very high rate, thereby producing a very violent effect.
HIGH EXPLOSIVES, noun. Plural of high explosive
HIGH FALUTIN, adjective. Alternative spelling of highfalutin
HIGH FANTASIES, noun. Plural of high fantasy
HIGH FANTASY, adjective. (psychology) Having a rich fantasy life; including having imaginary companions and playing pretend games.
HIGH FANTASY, noun. (uncountable) A subgenre of fantasy fiction set in a secondary world or fantasy world as opposed to the primary world or real world.
HIGH FANTASY, noun. (uncountable) A subgenre of fantasy fiction that focuses on universal events, instead of just those directly associated with the main characters.
HIGH FANTASY, noun. (countable) A work in this subgenre.
HIGH FASHION, noun. (fashion) haute couture
HIGH FIDELITY, noun. An electronic system that reproduces a given sound or image with relatively high accuracy.
HIGH FIDELITY, adjective. (of a sound system) Characterized by minimal distortion.
HIGH FIVE, noun. A gesture of celebration or victory in which two people slap their hands together at shoulder height or higher.
HIGH FIVE, noun. (card games) The game of cinch.
HIGH FIVE, verb. To slap high fives.
HIGH FIVED, verb. Simple past tense and past participle of high five
HIGH FIVES, noun. Plural of high five
HIGH FIVES, verb. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of high five
HIGH FIVING, verb. Present participle of high five
HIGH FLIER, noun. Alternative form of highflier
HIGH FLYER, noun. Alternative form of highflier
HIGH FOWLER'S, noun. (medicine) A physical position that a patient is placed raising the head by 60-90 degrees.
HIGH FREQUENCY, noun. (radio) The frequency area from 3 MHz through 30 MHz, commonly used for radio broadcasting.
HIGH FREQUENCY GRAVITATIONAL WAVE, noun. Alternative spelling of high-frequency gravitational wave
HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, noun. (chiefly US) Any of many corn syrups that has undergone an enzymatic processing to convert some of its glucose into fructose to produce a desired sweetness
HIGH GERMAN, proper noun. Any of a group of West Germanic languages or dialects spoken in High Germany which is divided into the Central German group (including Luxembourgish and Pennsylvania German) and the Upper German group (including Alemannic and Bavarian).
HIGH GERMAN, proper noun. The standard variety of German spoken and written throughout the German language area; linguistically a compromise form of Central German and Upper German (with, additionally, a strong Low German adstratum).
HIGH GERMAN CONSONANT SHIFT, proper noun. (linguistics) A sound change that affected the stop consonants in the early history of the High German languages, which devoiced them or changed them into fricatives or affricates.
HIGH GERMANY, proper noun. (dated) (geography) Southern Germany, the high-lying land of the German people in Central Europe around the Alps.
HIGH GERMANY, proper noun. (dated) (linguistics) those areas where High German is traditionally spoken, i.e. central Germany, southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Tyrol, Alsace, Luxembourg, eastern Belgium, and south-eastern Limburg (Netherlands); at various historic times including different, often wider, territories.
HIGH GROUND, noun. (countable or uncountable) (plural high grounds) Used other than as an idiom: see high,‎ ground.
HIGH GROUND, noun. (idiomatic) (usually with the) A position of advantage or superiority in a conflict or competition.
HIGH HEELS, noun. A pair of (women's or men's) high-heeled shoes.
HIGH HOLIDAYS, proper noun. (Judaism) Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, collectively.
HIGH HOPES, noun. An aim or goal that is unattainable.
HIGH HORSE, noun. (idiomatic) An appearance or sense of smug superiority.
HIGH HUNDREDS, noun. An unspecified number between 100 and 200 that is rather close to 200 than 100, as opposed to low hundreds and mid hundreds.
HIGH INTENSITY TRAINING, noun. (sports) A weight training system developed for bodybuilders.
HIGH INTENSITY TRAININGS, noun. Plural of high intensity training
HIGH ISLAND, noun. (geology) An island of volcanic origin.
HIGH JINKS, noun. Boisterous activity or behaviour, especially in sport; lively fun.
HIGH JINKS, noun. Tricky and/or humorous behavior
HIGH JUMP, noun. (uncountable) An athletics event where a competitor must jump over a bar placed gradually higher and higher.
HIGH JUMPER, noun. (athletics) An athlete who competes in the high jump.
HIGH JUMPERS, noun. Plural of high jumper
HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGE, noun. Misspelling of high-level language.
HIGH LEVEL LANGUAGES, noun. Misspelling of high-level languages.
HIGH LIFE, noun. An extravagant lifestyle.
HIGH LINE, noun. (fencing) The target area above the opponent's midriff.
HIGH LONESOME SOUND, noun. (music) An expressively emotional, powerful and earthy style of musical expression associated mainly with bluegrass, old-time and country music, characterized by unmetered music and use of gapped scales in singing.
HIGH MASS, proper noun. A Roman Catholic Mass celebrated in full ceremonial form, in which the celebrant is assisted by a deacon and a subdeacon and accompanied by acolytes, a thurifer, and a choir.
HIGH MASS, proper noun. A Missa Cantata or sung Mass.
HIGH MEMORY AREA, noun. (computing) The first 64 kilobytes of the area of memory beyond 1 MB in an IBM-compatible PC.
HIGH MIDDLE AGES, proper noun. The period of European history, between the Early Middle Ages and the Late Middle Ages, that saw great social and political change.
HIGH MILLING, noun. A process of making flour from grain by several successive grindings and intermediate sorting, instead of by a single grinding.
HIGH MUCKAMUCK, noun. A person in a position of power, authority, or status.
HIGH MUCKAMUCKS, noun. Plural of high muckamuck
HIGH MUCKETY-MUCK, noun. Alternative form of high muckamuck
HIGH MUCKETY-MUCKS, noun. Plural of high muckety-muck
HIGH NELLY, noun. (Ireland) a particular style of old bicycle with a very strong frame and rod-operated handbrakes.
HIGH NELLY, noun. (idiomatic) any old bike.
HIGH NOON, noun. (idiomatic) Exactly noon; midday (when the sun is at its highest)
HIGH NOON, noun. (idomatic) (figuratively) The zenith or apex of one's life or of a certain activity or plot.
HIGH NOON, noun. (idiomatic) A time, set out in advance, at which an important decision is to be made or a nemesis is to be confronted
HIGH NOONS, noun. Plural of high noon
HIGH NOTE, noun. (music) The highest and usually climactic note of a song or composition, especially one that is difficult to reach.
HIGH NOTE, noun. (figuratively) (idiomatic) Something's climax or best achievement.
HIGH NOTE, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see high,‎ note.
HIGH NOTES, noun. Plural of high note
HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE, noun. Alternative spelling of high-occupancy vehicle
HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLES, noun. Plural of high occupancy vehicle
HIGH OFF THE HOG, adverb. Alternative form of high on the hog
HIGH OLD TIME, noun. Alternative form of high time
HIGH ON THE HOG, adverb. (idiomatic) (US) Well off; living comfortably or extravagantly.
HIGH PILLOW, noun. (US) (slang) (dated) The boss; the man in charge.
HIGH POINT, noun. A climax; the best time in a given period
HIGH POINTS, noun. Plural of high point
HIGH PRIEST, noun. A clergyman with a higher function than a normal priest.
HIGH PRIEST, noun. In the history of the Hebrew Testament (Tanakh), the male person who was responsible for making the annual sacrifice on the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). Always a descendant of Aaron the older brother of Moses.
HIGH PRIEST, noun. Jesus Christ.
HIGH PRIEST, noun. (Mormonism) The second-lowest office in the Melchizedek priesthood.
HIGH PRIEST, noun. A person holding a position of power or influence; an authority in a field of study, doctrine, art or a movement.
HIGH PRIEST, noun. (Wicca) A third degree (sometimes forth degree) male witch in Wicca.
HIGH PRIESTESS, noun. A female clergyman with a higher function than a normal priestess.
HIGH PRIESTESS, noun. (tarot) the second trump or major arcana card in most traditional tarot decks.
HIGH PRIESTESS, noun. (Wicca) A third degree (sometimes forth degree) female witch in Wicca.
HIGH PRIESTESSES, noun. Plural of high priestess
HIGH PRIESTS, noun. Plural of high priest
HIGH PROBABILITY TRADE, noun. (finance) In investment banking, any deal or transaction with a high degree of likelihood of success.
HIGH PROFILE, noun. A conspicuous position, intentionally attracting attention
HIGH PROFILE, adjective. Misspelling of high-profile.
HIGH PROFILES, noun. Plural of high profile
HIGH RELIEF, noun. (sculpture) A form of classical sculpture in which forms extend from the background by at least half of their depth.
HIGH ROAD, noun. (chiefly British) A main road or highway.
HIGH ROAD, noun. (idiomatic) A course of action which is honorable, dignified, or respectable.
HIGH ROLLER, noun. A gambler who wagers large amounts of money, usually in a casino.
HIGH SCALER, noun. (US) (historical) Any of the dam constructions workers who abseiled the canyon walls to prepare the surface for the concrete pour.
HIGH SCHOOL, noun. (schools) An institution which provides all or part of secondary education.
HIGH SCHOOL, noun. (North America) (Australia) secondary school
HIGH SCHOOLER, noun. Alternative spelling of highschooler
HIGH SCHOOLERS, noun. Plural of high schooler
HIGH SCHOOLS, noun. Plural of high school
HIGH SCORE, noun. (video games) A score that is the highest or among the highest for a particular game, often recorded in a high-score table.
HIGH SCORE TABLE, noun. Alternative spelling of high-score table
HIGH SCORE TABLES, noun. Plural of high score table
HIGH SCORES, noun. Plural of high score
HIGH SEA, noun. The sea when it is very rough due to strong winds and storms, such that the sea encroaches much further inland than is normal, often causing damage.
HIGH SEAS, noun. (nautical) Regions of the ocean that are far from shore, especially those regions that do not belong to any country.
HIGH SEASON, noun. In the tourist industry, the period of highest demand. In a sun and sand resort this means the hottest months, whereas in a ski resort, this means the coldest months.
HIGH SIDE, noun. (racing) a type of motorcycle crash where the motorcycle tire loses, then rapidly regains traction, thus throwing the rider violently up, over, and off the motorcycle as the motorcycle spins off on its own trajectory.
HIGH SIERRA, proper noun. The Sierra Nevada range
HIGH SIERRA, proper noun. The region of California characterized by the natural history particular to the Sierra Nevada
HIGH SOCIETIES, noun. Plural of high society
HIGH SOCIETY, noun. The socially interacting wealthy fashionable elite of a society, especially in Western societies.
HIGH SPEED STEEL, noun. Abbreviated HSS. A kind of tool steel, invented in the early 20th century, which retains its hardness and temper at high temperatures (at which previous kinds of tool steel would soften), thus allowing cutters made from it to be employed at higher cutting speeds than were previously practical.
HIGH SPIRITS, noun. Joyous elation.
HIGH STEEL, noun. Steel containing a high percentage of carbon.
HIGH STREET, noun. (British) (Irish) The main street of any town.
HIGH STREET, noun. (British) (Irish) Mainstream shops, banks, etc. that can be found on such a street, in contrast to more specialist shops and services.
HIGH STREET, noun. (British) Physical, bricks and mortar shops, in contrast to Internet shops.
HIGH STREET, proper noun. (British) Alternative letter-case form of high street
HIGH STREETS, noun. Plural of high street
HIGH STRIKER, noun. An attraction at fairs and carnivals which is operated by striking a puck attached to a tower with a mallet, with punters attempting to ring the bill suspended at the top.
HIGH STRIKERS, noun. Plural of high striker
HIGH TABLE, noun. A dining table for the use of fellows and their guests at certain traditional and prestigious academic institutions.
HIGH TABLES, noun. Plural of high table
HIGH TACKLE, noun. (rugby) A dangerous form of tackling in which a player tackles above the shoulders.
HIGH TACKLES, noun. Plural of high tackle
HIGH TEA, noun. (chiefly British) A late afternoon or early evening meal, also known as "meat tea".
HIGH TEA, noun. Suppertime
HIGH TEA, noun. (US) Formal afternoon tea.
HIGH TEAS, noun. Plural of high tea
HIGH TECH, noun. High technology; the most advanced technology available. Low technologies are based on energy and power conversion into the valuable processes or products. High technologies use also information processes and artificial intelligence for such conversions.
HIGH TECHNOLOGIES, noun. Plural of high technology
HIGH TECHNOLOGY, noun. Any highly technical or specialized technological application or equipment, especially one that involves complex electronics or computing
HIGH TENSION, adjective. Having a relatively high voltage
HIGH TIDE, noun. The natural tide at its highest level for a particular tidal cycle at a certain place.
HIGH TIDE, noun. The time of day when the sea has risen to its highest level.
HIGH TIDE, noun. (figuratively) climax, culminating point or phase
HIGH TIDER, noun. A native of the rural eastern coast region of the US state of North Carolina, where a distinctive dialect is spoken.
HIGH TIDERS, noun. Plural of high tider
HIGH TIDES, noun. Plural of high tide
HIGH TIME, noun. (uncountable) (idiomatic) A point in time at which something desirable or necessary is considered to be utterly due or even overdue to occur.
HIGH TIME, noun. (countable) (idiomatic) A very enjoyable or exciting experience or period of time.
HIGH TIMES, noun. Plural of high time
HIGH TOUCH, noun. Dealing with or interacting with a human being as opposed to transacting with computers or through high tech.
HIGH TOUCH, noun. Human interaction.
HIGH TOUCH, noun. Having a high awareness of human complexity, having empathy.
HIGH TOUCHES, noun. Plural of high touch
HIGH TREASON, noun. Criminal disloyalty to one's country.
HIGH UP, adverb. In a high or elevated position.
HIGH VACUUM, noun. (physics) A vacuum having a pressure less than about a hundred millipascals
HIGH VOLTAGE SIGN, noun. A sign universally recognized as a warning against risk of electric shock.
HIGH VOLTAGE SIGNS, noun. Plural of high voltage sign
HIGH WATER, noun. (uncountable) The location of high tide on a coastal area.
HIGH WATER, noun. (countable) The highest stage of a river.
HIGH WATER, noun. (uncountable) (figuratively) The maximum level attained.
HIGH WATERS, noun. High tides
HIGH YALLER, noun. (US) a light-skinned black person
HIGH YELLOW, noun. A black person with light skin with yellow undertones.
HIGH YELLOW, adjective. (of a black person) Having a light skin tone.

Dictionary definition

HIGH, noun. A lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high".
HIGH, noun. An air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high".
HIGH, noun. A state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days".
HIGH, noun. A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on".
HIGH, noun. A high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights".
HIGH, noun. A public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool".
HIGH, noun. A forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
HIGH, adverb. At a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder".
HIGH, adverb. In or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high".
HIGH, adverb. In a rich manner; "he lives high".
HIGH, adverb. Far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river".
HIGH, 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".
HIGH, adjective. (literal meaning) 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".
HIGH, adjective. Standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community".
HIGH, adjective. Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency.
HIGH, adjective. Happy and excited and energetic.
HIGH, adjective. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted.
HIGH, adjective. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).

Wise words

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