high

[ hahy ]
/ haɪ /

adjective, high·er, high·est.

adverb, high·er, high·est.

noun

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Idioms for high

Origin of high

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

SYNONYMS 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.
6 elevated, eminent, prominent, distinguished.
12 capital.

OTHER WORDS FROM high

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH high

hi hie high (see synonym study at the current entry)higher hire
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British Dictionary definitions for higher (1 of 2)

higher
/ (ˈhaɪə) /

adjective

the comparative of high

noun (usually capital) (in Scotland)

  1. the advanced level of the Scottish Certificate of Education
  2. (as modifier)Higher Latin
a pass in a particular subject at Higher levelshe has four Highers

British Dictionary definitions for higher (2 of 2)

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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