(noun.) a lofty level or position or degree; 'summer temperatures reached an all-time high'.

(noun.) a high place; 'they stood on high and observed the countryside'; 'he doesn't like heights'.

(noun.) a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; 'they took drugs to get a high on'.

(noun.) a state of sustained elation; 'I'm on a permanent high these days'.

(noun.) an air mass of higher than normal pressure; 'the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high'.

(adj.) happy and excited and energetic .

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

(adj.) (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' .

(adj.) 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' .

(adj.) used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency .

(adv.) at a great altitude; 'he climbed high on the ladder'.

(adv.) far up toward the source; 'he lives high up the river'.

(adv.) in or to a high position, amount, or degree; 'prices have gone up far too high'.

(adv.) in a rich manner; 'he lives high'.

手打:曼弗雷德--From WordNet


(v. i.) To hie.

(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.

(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

(superl.) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.

(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.

(superl.) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

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

(superl.) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

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

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

(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.

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

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

(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.

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

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

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

(n.) The highest card dealt or drawn.

(v. i.) To rise; as, the sun higheth.



a. [1]. Lofty, elevated, TALL, heaven-kissing, of great altitude.[2]. Eminent, prominent, pre-eminent, distinguished, superior, exalted, noble, dignified.[3]. Abstruse, recondite, occult, obscure, dark, transcendental, profound.[4]. Proud, haughty, arrogant, supercilious, lordly.[5]. Boastful, ostentatious, bragging, vain-glorious.[6]. Oppressive, domineering, over-bearing, tyrannical, despotic.[7]. Violent, boisterous, turbulent, tumultuous.[8]. Great, strong, extreme.[9]. Complete, full.[10]. Dear, of great price.[11]. Acute, sharp, shrill, high-toned, not flat.[12]. Somewhat intoxicated, TIGHT, fuddled, boozy.

ad. [1]. Aloft, on high, to a great height.[2]. Profoundly, powerfully.



SYN:Elevated, lofty, tall, eminent, excellent, noble, haughty, violent, proud,exalted

ANT:Depressed, low, stunted, ignoble, mean, base, affable



adj. elevated: lofty: tall: elevated relatively to something as upward from a base in position from the mouth of a river &c.: eminent in anything: exalted in rank: dignified: chief: noble: ostentatious: arrogant: proud: strong intensified: extreme in opinion: powerful: angry: loud: violent: tempestuous: shrill: excellent: far advanced: difficult: dear: remote in time: slightly tainted (of game &c.).—adv. aloft: eminently: powerfully: profoundly: of flesh on the point of beginning to decay.—ns. High′-ad′miral a high or chief admiral of a fleet; High′-al′tar the principal altar in a church; High′-bail′iff an officer who serves writs &c. in certain franchises exempt from the ordinary supervision of the sheriff; High′-bind′er (U.S.) a rowdy ruffian blackmailer.—adjs. High′-blest (Milt.) supremely blest or happy; High′-blood′ed of noble lineage; High′-blown swelled with wind: (Shak.) inflated as with pride; High′-born of high or noble birth; High′-bred of high or noble breed training or family.—ns. High′-church applied to a party within the Church of England which exalts the authority of the Episcopate and the priesthood the saving grace of sacraments &c. (also adj.); High′-church′ism; High′-church′man.—adj. High′-col′oured having a strong or glaring colour.—ns. High′-court a supreme court; High′-cross a market cross; High′-day a holiday or festival: (B.) broad daylight.—adj. befitting a festival.—v.t. High′er to raise higher: to lift.—v.i. to ascend.—n. High′-falū′tin bombastic discourse.—adj. bombastic: pompous.—adj. High′-fed fed highly or luxuriously: pampered.—ns. High′-feed′ing; High′-flier a bird that flies high: one who runs into extravagance of opinion or action.—adjs. High′-flown extravagant: elevated: turgid; High′-fly′ing extravagant in conduct or opinion; High′-grown (Shak.) covered with a high growth; High′-hand′ed overbearing: violent: arbitrary.—n. High′-hand′edness.—adjs. High′-heart′ed with the heart full of courage; High′-heeled wearing high heels—of shoes.—n. High′-jinks boisterous play or jollity: an old Scotch pastime in which persons played various parts under penalty of a forfeit.—adj. High′-kilt′ed wearing the kilt or petticoat high: indecorous.—n. and adj. High′land a mountainous district esp. in pl. that portion of Scotland lying north and west of a line drawn diagonally from Nairn to Dumbarton.—ns. High′lander High′landman an inhabitant of a mountainous region; High′-low a high shoe fastened with a leather thong in front.—adv. High′ly.—n. High′-mass (see Mass).—adjs. High′-mett′led high-spirited courageous; High′-mind′ed having a high proud or arrogant mind: having honourable pride: magnanimous.—n. High′-mind′edness.—adjs. High′most highest; High′-necked of a dress cut so as to cover the shoulders and neck.—n. High′ness the state of being high: dignity of rank: a title of honour given to princes.—adj. High′-pitched high-strung: haughty.—n. High′-place (B.) an eminence on which idolatrous rites were performed by the Jews—hence the idols &c. themselves.—adjs. High′-press′ure applied to a steam-engine in which the steam is raised to a high temperature so that the pressure may exceed that of the atmosphere; High′-priced costly.—ns. High′-priest (see Priest); High′-priest′ess; High′-priest′hood.—adjs. High′-prin′cipled of high noble or strict principle; High′-proof proved to contain much alcohol: highly rectified; High′-raised raised aloft: elevated; High′-reach′ing reaching upwards: ambitious.—n. High′-road one of the public or chief roads: a road for general traffic.—adjs. High′-sea′soned made rich or piquant with spices or other seasoning; High′-sight′ed (Shak.) always looking upwards; High′-souled having a high or lofty soul or spirit; High′-sound′ing pompous: ostentatious; High′-spir′ited having a high spirit or natural fire: bold: daring: irascible.—n. High′-step′per a horse that lifts its feet high from the ground.—adjs. High′-step′ping having a proud or conceited carriage or walk; High′-stom′ached (Shak.) proud-spirited lofty obstinate; High′-strung high-spirited: sensitive.—n. Hight (Milt.) obsolete form of height.—adj. High′-tast′ed having a strong piquant taste or relish.—n. High′-tide (rare) a great festival.—adj. High′-toned high in pitch: dignified.—ns. High′-top (Shak.) a mast-head; High′-trea′son treason against the sovereign or state.—adj. High′-viced (Shak.) enormously wicked.—ns. High′-wa′ter the time at which the tide is highest: the greatest elevation of the tide; High′-wa′ter-mark the highest line so reached; High′way a public road on which all have right to go: the main or usual way or course; High′wayman a robber who attacks people on the public way.—adj. High′-wrought wrought with exquisite skill: highly finished: agitated.—High and dry of a ship up out of the water: disabled; High and low rich and poor people of every condition; High and mighty exalted: arrogant; High celebration (see Celebration); High life the life of fashionable society: the people of this society; High living over-indulgence in the pleasures of the table; High seas the open sea including the whole extent of sea so far as it is not the exclusive property of any particular country; High table the table in the dining-hall of a college where the dons sit; High tea a tea with hot meat &c. as opposed to a plain tea.—A high hand or arm might: power: audacity; A high time A high old time (coll.) a time of special jollity or enthusiasm; Be high time to be fully time something was done that should have been done well before; Be on one's high horse to assume an attitude of fancied superiority: to be arrogant.—Highland costume the fillibeg or kilt shoulder-plaid sporran &c.; Highland regiments a number of regiments in the British army wearing the Highland dress and feather-bonnet or tartan trews and shakos.—In high feather in high spirits: happy; On high in or to a height; On the high ropes (coll.) in an elated or highly excited mood; With a high hand arrogantly.





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