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Definition of High

  • 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.
  • 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
  • Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preëminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.
  • Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
  • Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
  • Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.
  • Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.
  • Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.
  • Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.
  • Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, highi. e., intense) heat; highi. e., full or quite) noon; highi. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; highi. e., complete) pleasure; highi. e., deep or vivid) color; highi. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.
  • Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.
  • Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.
  • Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as ē (ēve), � (f�d). See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 10, 11.
  • In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.
  • An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.
  • People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
  • The highest card dealt or drawn.
  • a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  • a lofty level or position or degree
  • a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  • a high place
  • a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
  • a state of sustained elation
  • an air mass of higher than normal pressure
  • at a great altitude
  • far up toward the source
  • in or to a high position, amount, or degree
  • in a rich manner
  • (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')
  • greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
  • used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

How to use high in a sentence. High pronunciation.

The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.
Ebn Ezra Bey had gone upon his own business to Fazougli, the tropical Siberia of Egypt, to liberate, by order of Prince Kaid,-and at a high price-a relative banished there.
Perhaps because David wore his hat always and the long coat with high collar like a Turk, or because Prince Kaid was an acute judge of human nature, and also because honesty was a thing he greatly desired-in others-and never found near his own person; however it was, he had set David high in his esteem at once.
Out of Shoobra his High Jinks Pasha kennels with his lions and lives with his cellars of gold, as if he was going to take them with him where he's going-and he's going fast.
Fat High Pasha, the Chief Chamberlain, the corrupt and corruptible, intervened.
It had been chief among the chances he had taken when he entered the high and perilous service of Kaid.
Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
He had yet some cards to play, and Achmet and Higli-and another very high and great-might be delivered over to Kaid's deadly purposes rather than himself tomorrow.
Thou comest from high places-from Kaid.
When a man in high places dies in Egypt, it may be one death or another.
No man who has been in high place, has had the secrets of the Palace and the ear of the Prince, lives after he has lost favour.
He was on the threshold of his career: action had not yet begun; he was standing like a swimmer on a high shore, looking into depths beneath which have never been plumbed by mortal man, wondering what currents, what rocks, lay beneath the surface of the blue.
Then he turned to High.
The courts have been commanded as to his estate, the banks-" "It was too late, Effendina," replied High hopelessly.
High answered him faintly, however.
That Nahoum should seek David, who had displaced him from his high office, was scarcely Oriental, when his every cue was to have revenge on his rival.
The features were finely chiselled, the forehead white and high, the lips sensuous, the eyes fanatical, the look concentrated yet abstracted.
A look of malignant triumph flashed from Achmet to High, and he said, scarce above a whisper: "May thy footsteps be as the wings of the eagle, Effendina.
As High and Achmet left the palace, the voice of a holy man-admitted everywhere and treated with reverence-chanting the Koran, came somnolently through the court-yard: "Bismillah hirrahmah, nirraheem.
Her eyes were closed, but her head was high.

Examples of High

Example #1
But all the time the bright, unclouded sun looked down on a smiling land, and in Cairo streets the din of the hammers, the voices of the boys driving heavily laden donkeys, the call of the camel-drivers leading their caravans into the great squares, the clang of the brasses of the sherbet-sellers, the song of the vendor of sweetmeats, the drone of the merchant praising his wares, went on amid scenes of wealth and luxury, and the city glowed with colour and gleamed with light.
Example #2
A man's labour was not his own.
Example #3
David had not yet been fortunate with his own business-the settlement of his Uncle Benn's estate-though the last stages of negotiation with the Prince Pasha seemed to have been reached.
Example #4
David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
Example #5
This esteem gave greater certainty that any backsheesh coming from the estate of Benn Claridge would not be sifted through many hands on its way to himself.
Example #6
They had respect for him more than for most Franks, because the Prince Pasha had honoured him with especial favour.