high

[ hahy ]
/ haɪ /

adjective, high·er, high·est.

adverb, high·er, high·est.

noun

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Idioms for high

Origin of high

First recorded before 900; Middle English heigh, variant of hegh, hey, heh, Old English hēah, hēh; cognate with Dutch hoog, Old High German hoh (German hoch ), Old Norse hār, Swedish hög, Gothic hauhs, Lithuanian kaũkas “swelling,” kaukarà “hill”

synonym study for high

1. High, lofty, tall, towering refer to something that has considerable height. High is a general term, and denotes either extension upward or position at a considerable height: six feet high; a high shelf. Lofty denotes imposing or even inspiring height: lofty crags. Tall is applied either to something that is high in proportion to its breadth, or to anything higher than the average of its kind: a tall tree, building. Towering is applied to something that rises to a great or conspicuous height as compared with something else: a towering mountain.

OTHER WORDS FROM high

o·ver·high, adjectiveo·ver·high·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH high

1. hi, hie, high 2. higher , hire
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British Dictionary definitions for high

high
/ (haɪ) /

adjective

adverb

noun

Word Origin for high

Old English hēah; related to Old Norse hār, Gothic hauhs, Old High German hōh high, Lithuanian kaũkas bump, Russian kúchča heap, Sanskrit kuča bosom
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