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Definition of high:

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


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