Meaning of HIGH in English

n. 25B6; adjective

a high mountain : TALL, lofty, towering, elevated, giant, big; multi-storey, high-rise.

a high position in the government : HIGH-RANKING, high-level, leading, top, top-level, prominent, pre-eminent, foremost, senior; influential, powerful, important, elevated, prime, premier, exalted; N. Amer. ranking; informal top-notch.

high principles : HIGH-MINDED, noble, lofty, moral, ethical, honourable, admirable, upright, honest, virtuous, righteous.

high prices : INFLATED, excessive, unreasonable, expensive, dear, costly, exorbitant, extortionate, prohibitive; Brit. over the odds; informal steep, stiff, pricey.

high standards : EXCELLENT, outstanding, exemplary, exceptional, admirable, fine, good, first-class, first-rate, superior, superlative, superb; impeccable, irreproachable, unimpeachable, perfect, flawless; informal A1, top-notch.

high winds : STRONG, powerful, violent, intense, extreme, forceful, stiff; blustery, gusty, squally, tempestuous, turbulent.

the high life : LUXURIOUS, lavish, extravagant, grand, opulent; sybaritic, hedonistic; Brit. upmarket; N. Amer. upscale; informal fancy, classy, swanky.

I have a high opinion of you : FAVOURABLE, good, positive, approving, admiring, complimentary, commendatory, flattering, glowing, adulatory, rapturous.

a very high note : HIGH-PITCHED, high-frequency; soprano, treble, falsetto, shrill, sharp, piercing, penetrating.

(informal) they are high on drugs : INTOXICATED, inebriated, drugged, stupefied, befuddled, delirious, hallucinating; informal high as a kite, stoned, tripping, hyped up, spaced out, wasted, wrecked, off one's head.

the partridges were high : GAMY, smelly, strong-smelling; stinking, reeking, rank, malodorous, bad, off, rotting; Brit. informal pongy, niffy, whiffy; N. Amer. informal funky.

short, lowly, amoral, cheap, low, light, abstemious, unfavourable, deep, sober, fresh.

25B6; noun prices were at a rare high : HIGH LEVEL, high point, peak, high water mark; pinnacle, zenith, acme, height.


25B6; adverb a jet flew high overhead : AT GREAT HEIGHT, high up, far up, way up, at altitude; in the air, in the sky, on high, aloft, overhead.


25A0; high and dry DESTITUTE, bereft, helpless, in the lurch, in difficulties; abandoned, stranded, marooned.

25A0; high and low EVERYWHERE, all over, all around, far and wide, {here, there, and everywhere}, extensively, thoroughly, widely, in every nook and cranny; informal all over the place; Brit. informal all over the shop; N. Amer. informal all over the map.

25A0; high and mighty (informal) SELF-IMPORTANT, condescending, patronizing, disdainful, supercilious, superior, snobbish, snobby, haughty, conceited, above oneself; informal stuck-up, snooty, hoity-toity, la-di-da, uppity; Brit. informal toffee-nosed.

25A0; on a high (informal) ECSTATIC, euphoric, delirious, elated, thrilled, overjoyed, beside oneself, walking on air, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven, jumping for joy, in raptures, exultant, jubilant; excited, overexcited; informal blissed out, over the moon, on top of the world; Austral./NZ informal wrapped.

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