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.
SYNONYMS FOR high
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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
synonym study for high
OTHER WORDS FROM higho·ver·high, adjectiveo·ver·high·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for high
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.
Michigan supposedly offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a $42 million contract, which would him the highest-paid coach in the NCAA.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The highest form of political courage is doing the right thing when the mob is against it.
The whole aim is to secure the development of character by the expression of the highest elements of character.
We would classify these two departments in this way, though in the highest dramatic work elements of both phases are combined.
After breakfast I hurried off to the station, where I met the others, everybody being in the highest spirits.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
The country is undulating and beautiful, mainly devoted to Grass, Wheat and Wood, and in the very highest condition.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The clerical staff in all the offices had combined and presented a petition in the highest quarter.
British Dictionary definitions for high
- (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 high
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)