a lofty level or position or degree
"summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
low spirits, low, rock-bottom, low-level, lowset, nether, underslung, inferior, bass, low-pitched, degraded, down(p), baritone, dejected, low-lying, squat, devalued, sober, deep, double-bass, low-growing, contrabass, alto, ground-hugging, under, depressed, throaty, low-altitude, flat-growing, reduced, fragrant, low-set, debased, contralto
an air mass of higher than normal pressure
"the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
low spirits, low, underslung, contralto, low-set, inferior, low-pitched, squat, ground-hugging, devalued, low-growing, reduced, fragrant, sober, rock-bottom, low-altitude, bass, under, flat-growing, deep, lowset, double-bass, baritone, low-lying, debased, depressed, throaty, nether, contrabass, degraded, low-level, alto, dejected, down(p)
a state of sustained elation
"I'm on a permanent high these days"
low, low spirits, flat-growing, debased, nether, fragrant, down(p), low-growing, low-level, contrabass, low-set, low-altitude, contralto, depressed, double-bass, bass, alto, sober, low-pitched, low-lying, rock-bottom, throaty, deep, baritone, devalued, ground-hugging, underslung, degraded, inferior, lowset, reduced, squat, dejected, under
a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
"they took drugs to get a high on"
low spirits, low, low-set, sober, low-altitude, low-growing, ground-hugging, nether, dejected, depressed, low-level, contrabass, double-bass, fragrant, throaty, degraded, deep, lowset, low-pitched, debased, devalued, underslung, contralto, under, inferior, bass, low-lying, baritone, rock-bottom, squat, down(p), reduced, flat-growing, alto
a high place
"they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"
low, low spirits, down(p), depressed, low-pitched, deep, throaty, squat, under, nether, fragrant, reduced, low-lying, low-growing, low-set, baritone, double-bass, lowset, sober, devalued, dejected, flat-growing, low-level, debased, inferior, rock-bottom, low-altitude, contrabass, alto, underslung, ground-hugging, degraded, bass, contralto
senior high school, senior high, high, highschool, high school(noun)
a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
"he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
low, low spirits, low-level, nether, squat, flat-growing, ground-hugging, bass, deep, debased, dejected, sober, throaty, rock-bottom, degraded, baritone, alto, depressed, reduced, low-set, under, underslung, low-altitude, contrabass, fragrant, lowset, inferior, down(p), contralto, double-bass, devalued, low-pitched, low-lying, low-growing
high gear, high(adj)
a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
low, low spirits, rock-bottom, down(p), fragrant, under, double-bass, low-altitude, baritone, sober, underslung, throaty, deep, inferior, degraded, low-set, contralto, dejected, alto, bass, nether, squat, contrabass, low-growing, low-pitched, low-lying, low-level, flat-growing, devalued, reduced, depressed, ground-hugging, debased, lowset
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"
low, low spirits, throaty, reduced, deep, alto, low-lying, flat-growing, nether, degraded, debased, down(p), bass, low-level, baritone, devalued, rock-bottom, squat, dejected, contrabass, contralto, inferior, underslung, ground-hugging, fragrant, sober, low-set, lowset, low-altitude, depressed, double-bass, low-growing, low-pitched, under
(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"
low, low spirits, baritone, lowset, under, deep, bass, low-set, squat, fragrant, low-lying, throaty, contrabass, nether, low-altitude, flat-growing, contralto, dejected, low-level, debased, devalued, depressed, low-growing, underslung, inferior, double-bass, alto, degraded, sober, down(p), low-pitched, ground-hugging, reduced, rock-bottom
standing above others in quality or position
"people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
low, low spirits, ground-hugging, double-bass, low-lying, depressed, squat, devalued, under, bass, low-set, contrabass, deep, underslung, baritone, reduced, low-pitched, dejected, rock-bottom, low-growing, nether, alto, fragrant, debased, contralto, low-level, throaty, flat-growing, degraded, inferior, down(p), low-altitude, lowset, sober
used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
low, low spirits, sober, debased, reduced, depressed, under, baritone, low-level, low-pitched, fragrant, alto, dejected, degraded, flat-growing, contrabass, down(p), rock-bottom, contralto, deep, lowset, inferior, underslung, double-bass, squat, bass, devalued, low-set, low-growing, low-lying, low-altitude, ground-hugging, throaty, nether
high, in high spirits(adj)
happy and excited and energetic
low spirits, low, contrabass, rock-bottom, reduced, low-altitude, deep, under, throaty, low-lying, bass, underslung, alto, down(p), squat, sober, low-growing, low-set, fragrant, devalued, lowset, double-bass, contralto, low-level, nether, dejected, low-pitched, depressed, baritone, inferior, flat-growing, ground-hugging, degraded, debased
gamey, gamy, high(adj)
(used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
low, low spirits, low-level, low-lying, alto, under, depressed, squat, fragrant, low-altitude, deep, contrabass, inferior, devalued, down(p), baritone, ground-hugging, debased, nether, flat-growing, low-pitched, double-bass, reduced, low-growing, low-set, bass, underslung, contralto, sober, throaty, rock-bottom, dejected, degraded, lowset
slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
low spirits, low, deep, degraded, low-altitude, flat-growing, low-growing, devalued, reduced, down(p), fragrant, contrabass, sober, low-lying, underslung, low-pitched, dejected, baritone, rock-bottom, low-level, nether, contralto, ground-hugging, low-set, double-bass, bass, alto, squat, under, depressed, debased, lowset, inferior, throaty
high, high up(adverb)
at a great altitude
"he climbed high on the ladder"
low spirits, low, inferior, reduced, debased, under, devalued, down(p), fragrant, underslung, low-growing, ground-hugging, alto, squat, low-lying, throaty, sober, baritone, deep, low-level, flat-growing, bass, contralto, low-set, contrabass, low-altitude, low-pitched, depressed, double-bass, lowset, degraded, dejected, nether, rock-bottom
in or to a high position, amount, or degree
"prices have gone up far too high"
low spirits, low, down(p), low-level, rock-bottom, deep, degraded, baritone, dejected, alto, flat-growing, ground-hugging, low-altitude, squat, inferior, low-growing, low-set, contrabass, fragrant, throaty, lowset, under, double-bass, low-pitched, bass, underslung, contralto, low-lying, depressed, nether, devalued, debased, sober, reduced
high, richly, luxuriously(adverb)
in a rich manner
"he lives high"
low, low spirits, deep, degraded, bass, low-altitude, double-bass, contrabass, lowset, under, squat, rock-bottom, low-set, flat-growing, baritone, contralto, devalued, low-level, low-growing, low-pitched, fragrant, depressed, ground-hugging, low-lying, underslung, nether, alto, debased, inferior, sober, dejected, throaty, reduced, down(p)
far up toward the source
"he lives high up the river"
low spirits, low, fragrant, deep, depressed, degraded, low-set, debased, devalued, reduced, throaty, squat, underslung, down(p), inferior, low-pitched, bass, low-level, flat-growing, sober, low-lying, ground-hugging, contralto, low-altitude, nether, rock-bottom, baritone, dejected, contrabass, double-bass, alto, low-growing, lowset, under
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Deep, while an antonym of high in usage, may apply to the very same distance simply measured in an opposite direction, high applying to vertical distance measured from below upward, and deep to vertical distance measured from above downward; as, a deep valley nestling between high mountains. High is a relative term signifying greatly raised above any object, base, or surface, in comparison with what is usual, or with some standard; a table is high if it exceeds thirty inches; a hill is not high at a hundred feet. That is tall whose height is greatly in excess of its breadth or diameter, and whose actual height is great for an object of its kind; as, a tall tree; a tall man; tall grass. That is lofty which is imposing or majestic in height; we term a spire tall with reference to its altitude, or lofty with reference to its majestic appearance. That is elevated which is raised somewhat above its surroundings; that is eminent which is far above them; as, an elevated platform; an eminent promontory. In the figurative sense, elevated is less than eminent, and this less than exalted; we speak of high, lofty, or elevated thoughts, aims, etc., in the good sense, but sometimes of high feelings, looks, words, etc., in the invidious sense of haughty or arrogant. A high ambition may be merely selfish; a lofty ambition is worthy and noble. Towering, in the literal sense compares with lofty and majestic; but in the figurative sense, its use is almost always invidious; as, a towering passion; a towering ambition disregards and crushes all opposing considerations, however rational, lovely, or holy. Compare STEEP.
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Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
top, senior, elevated, higher, alto, large, upper, alta, supreme, highly, great, strong, high-, gao, height, hoge, hautes, tall, haute, lofty, kao, secondary, high-ranking, high-level, haut, big, loud, heavy, ko, fort, advanced, superior, expensive, major, highest, altos, al-rafi', grand, significant, raised, rise, rises, huge, tertiary, exorbitant, noble, considerable, strict, additions, very, bred, vast, hoch, important, stringent, grande, élevé, up
How to use high in a sentence?
Soap has a high pH that can disrupt the outer layer of your skin and cause inflammation and dryness.
I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.
We’ve also started talking to North Korea directly, we have had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels, with North Korea. And I really believe this allows good will, that good things are happening.
Transition for any athlete any level -- high school level, college level, professional level -- a lot of our identity is tied up in the sport, and when we’re no longer as or are an athlete, it can be hard to find purpose or meaning again, people have to reinvent themselves, and that can be a really challenging thing to do, especially when you’ve been given so much through that sport.
The prediction that high water was coming wasn't too concerning, we've never had water go over the levee. But two days later, we learned the river was going to rise 15 feet and it was full panic attack.
Translations for high
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- طويل, عالٍ, عاليArabic
- ali, yüksəkAzerbaijani
- висо́к, голя́мBulgarian
- drogat, alt, elevatCatalan, Valencian
- vysoký, sjetý, vysokoCzech
- вꙑсокъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- høj, skævDanish
- high, hoch, knatter, angegangen, hell, berauschtGerman
- ψηλός, μαστουρωμένοςGreek
- alto, drogado, elevado, colocadoSpanish
- بلند, بالاPersian
- pilvessä, korkeaFinnish
- háur, skeivur, høgurFaroese
- haut, vené, haute, défoncéFrench
- àrd, mòr, a dh'àirde, gu h-àrdScottish Gaelic
- outo, alto, elevadoGalician
- ऊंचा, लम्बा, ऊँचा, लंबाHindi
- բարձր, ուռածArmenian
- alte, drogateInterlingua
- skökk, skakkt, skakkurIcelandic
- elevato, flippato, fatto, schizzato, illustre, fuso, alto, eccitato, gasato, su di giri, scoppiatoItalian
- 높다, 높은Korean
- висок, ви́сок, голем, напушен, високоMacedonian
- စွင့်, မြင့်Burmese
- hoog, highDutch
- naareelNavajo, Navaho
- aut, nautOccitan
- naćpany, wysokiPolish
- لوړ, اوچت, جګPashto, Pushto
- hanan, hanaqQuechua
- alt, aultRomansh
- mare, înălțat, drogat, ridicat, înalt, înaltăRomanian
- высо́кий, обку́ренный, обдо́лбаный, балдёж, прихо́д, высокаяRussian
- altu, artu, atuSardinian
- visok, вѝсок, napušen, nadrogiranSerbo-Croatian
- hög, ljusSwedish
- ఎత్తైన, పొడుగుTelugu
- yüksek, uzunTurkish
- اونچا, لمباUrdu
- cao, 高, cao cấpVietnamese
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