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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

Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
Bradley Whitford

If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards.
Paul Bryant

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. - George S. Patton
Success is how high you bounce when you hit 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

Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
Sonia Gandhi
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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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