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  • High (adjective)

    Very elevated; extending or being far above a base; tall; lofty.

    "The balloon rose high in the sky."

    "The wall was high."

    "a high mountain"

  • High (adjective)

    Pertaining to (or, especially of a language: spoken in) in an area which is at a greater elevation, for example more mountainous, than other regions.

  • High (adjective)

    Relatively elevated; rising or raised above the average or normal level from which elevation is measured.

  • High (adjective)

    Having a specified elevation or height; tall.

    "three feet high"

    "three Mount Everests high"

  • High (adjective)

    Elevated in status, esteem, prestige; exalted in rank, station, or character.

    "The oldest of the elves' royal family still conversed in High Elvish."

  • High (adjective)

    Above the batter's shoulders.

    "the pitch (or: the ball) was high"

  • High (adjective)

    Of great importance and consequence: grave (if negative) or solemn (if positive).

    "high crimes, the high festival of the sun"

  • High (adjective)

    Consummate; advanced (e.g. in development) to the utmost extent or culmination, or possessing a quality in its supreme degree, at its zenith.

    "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) colour; high (i.e. extensive, thorough) scholarship; high tide; high [tourism] season; the High Middle Ages"

  • High (adjective)

    Most exalted; foremost.

    "the high priest, the high officials of the court, the high altar"

  • High (adjective)

    Remote in distance or time.

    "high latitude, high antiquity"

  • High (adjective)

    Very traditionalist and conservative, especially in favoring older ways of doing things; see e.g. high church, High Tory.

  • High (adjective)

    Elevated in mood; marked by great merriment, excitement, etc.

    "in high spirits"

  • High (adjective)

    Luxurious; rich.

    "high living, the high life"

  • High (adjective)

    Lofty, often to the point of arrogant, haughty, boastful, proud.

    "a high tone"

  • High (adjective)

    Keen, enthused.

  • High (adjective)

    With tall waves.

  • High (adjective)

    Large, great (in amount or quantity, value, force, energy, etc).

    "My bank charges me a high interest rate."

    "I was running a high temperature and had high cholesterol."

    "high voltage"

    "high prices"

    "high winds"

    "a high number"

  • High (adjective)

    Advanced in complexity (and hence potentially abstract and/or difficult to comprehend).

  • High (adjective)

    Acute or shrill in pitch, due to being of greater frequency, i.e. produced by more rapid vibrations (wave oscillations).

    "The note was too high for her to sing."

  • High (adjective)

    Made with some part of the tongue positioned high in the mouth, relatively close to the palate.

  • High (adjective)

    Greater in value than other cards, denominations, suits, etc.

  • High (adjective)

    Having a large or comparatively larger concentration of (a substance, which is often but not always linked by "in" when predicative).

    "Carrots are high in vitamin A."

    "made from a high-copper alloy"

  • High (adjective)

    Having the highest rank in a straight, flush or straight flush.

    "I have KT742 of the same suit. In other words, a K-high flush."

    "9-high straight = 98765 unsuited"

    "Royal Flush = AKQJT suited = A-high straight flush"

  • High (adjective)

    Strong-scented; slightly tainted/spoiled; beginning to decompose.

    "Epicures do not cook game before it is high."

    "The tailor liked his meat high."

  • High (adjective)

    Intoxicated; under the influence of a mood-altering drug, formerly (until the early 20th century) usually alcohol, but now (by the mid 20th century) usually not alcohol but rather marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.

  • High (adjective)

    Near, in its direction of travel, to the (direction of the) wind.

  • High (adverb)

    In or to an elevated position.

    "How high above land did you fly?"

  • High (adverb)

    In or at a great value.

    "Costs have grown higher this year again."

  • High (adverb)

    In a pitch of great frequency.

    "I certainly can't sing that high."

  • High (noun)

    A high point or position, literally or figuratively; an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

  • High (noun)

    A point of success or achievement; a time when things are at their best.

    "It was one of the highs of his career."

  • High (noun)

    A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs.

    "That pill gave me a high for a few hours, before I had a comedown."

  • High (noun)

    A drug that gives such a high.

  • High (noun)

    A large area of elevated atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.

    "A large high is centred on the Azores."

  • High (noun)

    The maximum value attained by some quantity within a specified period.

    "Inflation reached a ten-year high."

  • High (noun)

    The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.

    "Today's high was 32°C."

  • High (noun)

    The highest card dealt or drawn.

  • High (noun)

    Thought; intention; determination; purpose.

  • High (verb)

    To rise.

    "The sun higheth."

  • High (verb)

    To hie; to hasten.

  • Nigh (adjective)

    near, close by

    "The end is nigh!"

  • Nigh (adjective)

    Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.

  • Nigh (verb)

    to draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near

  • Nigh (adverb)

    Almost, nearly.

  • Nigh (preposition)

    near; close to

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  • High (verb)

    To hie.

  • High (verb)

    To rise; as, the sun higheth.

  • High (adjective)

    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.

  • High (adjective)

    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

  • High (adjective)

    Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preëminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.

  • High (adjective)

    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.

  • High (adjective)

    Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

  • High (adjective)

    Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.

  • High (adjective)

    Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

  • High (adjective)

    Acute or sharp; - opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.

  • High (adjective)

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

  • High (adjective)

    Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as ē (ēve), Ō (fŌd). See Guide to Pronunciation, 10, 11.

  • High (adjective)

    Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

  • High (adjective)

    Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.

  • High (adjective)

    Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; - used in a bad sense.

  • High (adverb)

    In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.

  • High (noun)

    An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

  • High (noun)

    People of rank or high station; as, high and low.

  • High (noun)

    The highest card dealt or drawn.

  • Nigh (adjective)

    Not distant or remote in place or time; near.

  • Nigh (adjective)

    Not remote in degree, kindred, circumstances, etc.; closely allied; intimate.

  • Nigh (adverb)

    In a situation near in place or time, or in the course of events; near.

  • Nigh (adverb)

    Almost; nearly; as, he was nigh dead.

  • Nigh

    To draw nigh (to); to approach; to come near.

  • Nigh (preposition)

    Near to; not remote or distant from.

Webster Dictionary
  • High (noun)

    a lofty level or position or degree;

    "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"

  • High (noun)

    an air mass of higher than normal pressure;

    "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"

  • High (noun)

    a state of sustained elation;

    "I'm on a permanent high these days"

  • High (noun)

    a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics;

    "they took drugs to get a high on"

  • High (noun)

    a high place;

    "they stood on high and observed the coutryside"

    "he doesn't like heights"

  • High (noun)

    a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12;

    "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"

  • High (noun)

    a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

  • High (adjective)

    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"

  • High (adjective)

    (literal meanings) 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"

  • High (adjective)

    standing above others in quality or position;

    "people in high places"

    "the high priest"

    "eminent members of the community"

  • High (adjective)

    used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

  • High (adjective)

    happy and excited and energetic

  • High (adjective)

    used of the smell of game beginning to taint

  • High (adjective)

    slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

  • High (adverb)

    at a great altitude;

    "he climbed high on the ladder"

  • High (adverb)

    in or to a high position, amount, or degree;

    "prices have gone up far too high"

  • High (adverb)

    in a rich manner;

    "he lives high"

  • High (adverb)

    far up toward the source;

    "he lives high up the river"

  • Nigh (adjective)

    being on the left side;

    "the near or nigh horse is the one on the left"

    "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"

  • Nigh (adjective)

    near in space or time

  • Nigh (adverb)

    near in time or place or relationship;

    "as the wedding day drew near"

    "stood near the door"

    "don't shoot until they come near"

    "getting near to the true explanation"

    "her mother is always near"

    "The end draws nigh"

    "the bullet didn't come close"

    "don't get too close to the fire"

  • Nigh (adverb)

    (of actions or states) slightly short of or not quite accomplished; `near' is sometimes used informally for `nearly' and `most' is sometimes used informally for `almost';

    "the job is (just) about done"

    "the baby was almost asleep when the alarm sounded"

    "we're almost finished"

    "the car all but ran her down"

    "he nearly fainted"

    "talked for nigh onto 2 hours"

    "the recording is well-nigh perfect"

    "virtually all the parties signed the contract"

    "I was near exhausted by the run"

    "most everyone agrees"

Princeton's WordNet

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