adjective, high·er, high·est.
- acute in pitch.
- a little sharp, or above the desired pitch.
- chief; principal; main: the high altar of a church.
- High Church.
- having greater value than other denominations or suits.
- able to take a trick; being a winning card.
- being or having a winning combination: Whose hand is high?
adverb, high·er, high·est.
- a euphoric state induced by alcohol, drugs, etc.
- a period of sustained excitement, exhilaration, or the like: After winning the lottery he was on a high for weeks.
Words nearby high
Idioms for high
- (of a ship) grounded so as to be entirely above water at low tide.
- in a deprived or distressing situation; deserted; stranded: We missed the last bus and were left high and dry.
- at or to a height; above.
- in heaven.
- having a high position, as one who makes important decisions: the powers on high.
Origin of high
SYNONYMS FOR high
OTHER WORDS FROM higho·ver·high, adjectiveo·ver·high·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for highest
How to Train Your Dragon 2, the tenth highest grossing movie in 2014 America, made $22 million at the Korean box office.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But even they should see the marches as expressions of our best and highest ideals.
The highest number of deaths came from Malaysian workers, of which 42,000 out of 75,000 died.
The highest form of political courage is doing the right thing when the mob is against it.
The Florida GOP senator stormed out of the gate Wednesday in the highest of dudgeons.
She also beheld Jove sitting upon the highest top of many-rilled Ida, and he was hateful to her soul.
Nobles and princes of the highest rank were, in all parts of Europe, ranged under either banner.Henry IV, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The simple fact was, that Pope's grandfather, the highest they could trace the family, was a clergyman in Hampshire.
He had in the highest degree what is called in human nature "genius," and in dogs and horses "instinct."The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
In his brief he spoke in the highest terms of the Spanish episcopate, and of the piety and heroic devotion of the priesthood.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for highest
- (postpositive) being a specified distance from top to bottomthree feet high
- (in combination)a seven-foot-high wall
- having a relatively great value in a suit
- able to win a trick
- very drunk
- euphoric from drugs
Word Origin for high
Idioms and Phrases with highest
In addition to the idioms beginning with high
- high and dry
- high and low
- high and mighty
- high as a kite
- high gear
- high hopes
- high horse
- high jinks
- high off the hog, eat
- high on
- high places, friends in
- high seas
- high sign
- high time
- blow sky-high
- fly high
- friend in court (high places)
- hell or high water
- hit the high spots (points)
- hold one's head high
- in high dudgeon
- knee-high to a grasshopper
- on high
- on one's high horse
- ride high
- run high
- stink to high heaven
- think a lot (highly) of
- turn on (get high)