- the quality or state of being high; loftiness.
- (initial capital letter) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usually preceded by His, Her, Your, etc.).
Origin of highness
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Examples from the Web for highness
Her Highness, Queen Bey, dropped two new songs Friday morning.Beyonce’s New “7/11” and “Ring Off” Will Give You Reason to Live (And Dance)
November 21, 2014
In comparison, The Quest is an over the top confection, with about as much genuine genre integrity as Your Highness.'The Quest' Review: Behold, a Campy 'Game of Thrones' Reality Show
August 1, 2014
See his highness roll up his sleeves in snow covered Jordanian capital.Report: University of Haifa Denies Professor Honorary Doctorate Over Politics
December 16, 2013
I would never think of doing anything intentionally to cause HR Highness annoyance.Royal Cover-Up as Prince of Wales Shoots Owl (In 1896)
February 27, 2013
American Idol auditions got heated in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, as Nicki Minaj threw a fit about ‘her highness’ Mariah Carey.Hankygate!, Jim Lehrer’s Gonna Let You Finish and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
October 6, 2012
He went on telling many things, new to us, of the highness of the Lenni-Lenape.The Trail Book
Pardon me—will not your Highness accept one of my poor cigarettes?
My room-mate had recognized it, even to the extent of calling me "Your Highness."
Restore him to those feelings thou art all in all with his highness!Calderon The Courtier
"If your Highness will excuse my persistence," began Mr. Taylor blandly.Jennie Baxter, Journalist
- the condition of being high or lofty
- (preceded by Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a royal person
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Word Origin and History for highness
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