Meaning of HIGH in English

HIGH

vi to hie.

2. high ·noun the highest card dealt or drawn.

3. high ·noun people of rank or high station; as, high and low.

4. high ·superl of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

5. high ·vi to rise; as, the sun higheth.

6. high ·superl acute or sharp;

— opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.

7. high ·noun an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

8. high ·superl very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

9. high ·superl arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious;

— used in a bad sense.

10. high ·superl costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.

11. high ·superl strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.

12. high ·superl elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.

13. high ·adv in a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.

14. high ·superl made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d). ·see guide to pronunciation, // 10, 11.

15. high ·superl exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

xvi. high ·superl of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, ·etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.

xvii. high ·superl regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior;

— used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection.

xviii. high ·superl elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

xix. high ·superl possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high (·i.e., intense) heat; high (·i.e., full or quite) noon; high (·i.e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high (·i.e., complete) pleasure; high (·i.e., deep or vivid) color; high (·i.e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, ·etc.

Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Webster.