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Definition of High


  1. To hie.
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
  5. Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
  6. Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
  7. Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
  8. Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
  9. Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
  10. Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.
  11. 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.
  12. Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
  13. Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
  14. 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. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
  16. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
  17. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
  18. The highest card dealt or drawn.
  19. To rise; as, the sun higheth.

High Quotations

I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom. - George S. Patton
I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.
George S. Patton

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
Albert Einstein

The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'
Billy Graham

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln
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High Translations

high in Dutch is hoog, verheven
high in Finnish is korkea
high in French is haut, sommital
high in Italian is altissimo, elevato
high in Latin is altus, profundus
high in Portuguese is elevado, alto
high in Spanish is sumamente, alto, elevada

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