Meaning of HIGH in English

HIGH

I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hēah; akin to Old High German hōh ~, Lithuanian kaukaras hill Date: before 12th century 1. having large extension upward ; taller than average, usual, or expected , having a specified elevation ; tall , situated or passing above the normal level, surface, base of measurement, or elevation , 2. a. advanced toward the acme or culmination , advanced toward the most active or culminating period , constituting the late, most fully developed, or most creative stage or period , advanced in complexity, development, or elaboration , verging on lateness, long past ; remote , elevated in pitch , relatively far from the equator , rich in quality ; luxurious , slightly tainted , exalted in character ; noble , of greater degree, amount, cost, value, or content than average, usual, or expected , of relatively great importance: as, foremost in rank, dignity, or standing , serious , grave , observed with the utmost solemnity , critical , climactic , intellectually or artistically of the first order , marked by sublime, heroic, or stirring events or subject matter , forcible , strong , stressing matters of doctrine and ceremony, 12. filled with or expressing great joy or excitement , intoxicated , articulated with some part of the tongue close to the palate , Synonyms: see: ~ II. adverb Date: before 12th century at or to a ~ place, altitude, level, or degree , well , luxuriously, III. noun Date: 13th century an elevated place or region: as, hill , knoll , the space overhead ; sky , heaven , a region of ~ barometric pressure, 3. a ~ point or level ; height , the transmission gear of a vehicle (as an automobile) giving the ~est speed of travel, 4. an excited, euphoric, or stupefied state produced by or as if by a drug, a state of elation or ~ spirits

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