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Meaning & Definition of High in English

English

High

/haɪ/

noun

1. A lofty level or position or degree

  • "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
    synonym:
  • high

2. An air mass of higher than normal pressure

  • "The east coast benefits from a bermuda high"
    synonym:
  • high

3. A state of sustained elation

  • "I'm on a permanent high these days"
    synonym:
  • high

4. A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics

  • "They took drugs to get a high on"
    synonym:
  • high

5. A high place

  • "They stood on high and observed the countryside"
  • "He doesn't like heights"
    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • heights

6. A public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12

  • "He goes to the neighborhood highschool"
    synonym:
  • senior high school
  • ,
  • senior high
  • ,
  • high
  • ,
  • highschool
  • ,
  • high school

7. A forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

    synonym:
  • high gear
  • ,
  • high

adjective

1. Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount

  • "A high temperature"
  • "A high price"
  • "The high point of his career"
  • "High risks"
  • "Has high hopes"
  • "The river is high"
  • "He has a high opinion of himself"
    synonym:
  • high

2. (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')

  • "A high mountain"
  • "High ceilings"
  • "High buildings"
  • "A high forehead"
  • "A high incline"
  • "A foot high"
    synonym:
  • high

3. Standing above others in quality or position

  • "People in high places"
  • "The high priest"
  • "Eminent members of the community"
    synonym:
  • eminent
  • ,
  • high

4. Used of sounds and voices

  • High in pitch or frequency
    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • high-pitched

5. Happy and excited and energetic

    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • in high spirits

6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted

    synonym:
  • gamey
  • ,
  • gamy
  • ,
  • high

7. Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • mellow

adverb

1. At a great altitude

  • "He climbed high on the ladder"
    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • high up

2. In or to a high position, amount, or degree

  • "Prices have gone up far too high"
    synonym:
  • high

3. In a rich manner

  • "He lives high"
    synonym:
  • high
  • ,
  • richly
  • ,
  • luxuriously

4. Far up toward the source

  • "He lives high up the river"
    synonym:
  • high

Examples of using

I teach French at a high school.
Tom teaches French at a high school.
Pedestrians carry a high risk in traffic.