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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  High  \High\,  v.  i.  [See  {Hie}.] 
  To  hie.  [Obs.] 
 
  Men  must  high  them  apace,  and  make  haste.  --Holland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  High  \High\,  a.  [Compar.  {Higher};  superl.  {Highest}.]  [OE. 
  high,  hegh,  hey,  heh,  AS  he['a]h,  h?h;  akin  to  OS  h?h, 
  OFries  hag,  hach,  D.  hoog,  OHG.  h?h,  G.  hoch,  Icel.  h?r,  Sw 
  h["o]g,  Dan.  h["o]i,  Goth.  hauhs,  and  to  Icel.  haugr  mound, 
  G.  h["u]gel  hill,  Lith.  kaukaras.] 
  1.  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. 
 
  2.  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;  as 
  a  Elevated  in  character  or  quality,  whether  moral  or 
  intellectual;  pre["e]minent;  honorable;  as  high  aims, 
  or  motives.  ``The  highest  faculty  of  the  soul.'' 
  --Baxter. 
  b  Exalted  in  social  standing  or  general  estimation,  or 
  in  rank,  reputation,  office,  and  the  like  dignified; 
  as  she  was  welcomed  in  the  highest  circles. 
 
  He  was  a  wight  of  high  renown.  --Shak. 
  c  Of  noble  birth;  illustrious;  as  of  high  family. 
  d  Of  great  strength,  force,  importance,  and  the  like 
  strong;  mighty;  powerful;  violent;  sometimes 
  triumphant;  victorious;  majestic,  etc.;  as  a  high 
  wind;  high  passions.  ``With  rather  a  high  manner.'' 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  Strong  is  thy  hand,  and  high  is  thy  right  hand. 
  --Ps.  lxxxix 
  13. 
 
  Can  heavenly  minds  such  high  resentment  show? 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  High  \High\,  v.  i. 
  To  rise;  as  the  sun  higheth.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  High  \High\,  adv 
  In  a  high  manner;  in  a  high  place  to  a  great  altitude;  to  a 
  great  degree;  largely;  in  a  superior  manner;  eminently; 
  powerfully.  ``And  reasoned  high.``  --Milton.  ``I  can  not 
  reach  so  high.''  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  High  is  extensively  used  in  the  formation  of  compound 
  words  most  of  which  are  of  very  obvious  signification; 
  as  high-aimed,  high-arched,  high-aspiring, 
  high-bearing,  high-boasting,  high-browed,  high-crested, 
  high-crowned,  high-designing,  high-engendered, 
  high-feeding,  high-flaming,  high-flavored,  high-gazing, 
  high-heaped,  high-heeled,  high-priced,  high-reared, 
  high-resolved,  high-rigged,  high-seated, 
  high-shouldered,  high-soaring,  high-towering, 
  high-voiced,  and  the  like 
 
  {High  and  low},  everywhere;  in  all  supposable  places;  as  I 
  hunted  high  and  low  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  High  \High\,  n. 
  1.  An  elevated  place  a  superior  region;  a  height;  the  sky; 
  heaven. 
 
  2.  People  of  rank  or  high  station;  as  high  and  low 
 
  3.  (Card  Playing)  The  highest  card  dealt  or  drawn. 
 
  {High,  low  jack,  and  the  game},  a  game  at  cards;  --  also 
  called  {all  fours},  {old  sledge},  and  {seven  up}. 
 
  {In  high  and  low},  utterly;  completely;  in  every  respect. 
  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {On  high},  aloft;  above. 
 
  The  dayspring  from  on  high  hath  visited  us  --Luke 
  i.  78. 
 
  {The  Most  High},  the  Supreme  Being  God. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  high 
  adj  1:  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";  "high 
  winds";  "the  river  is  high"  [ant:  {low}] 
  2:  (literal  meanings)  being  at  or  having  a  relatively  great  or 
  specific  elevation  or  upward  extension;  "a  high  mountain"; 
  "high  ceilings";  "high  buildings";  "a  high  forehead";  "a 
  high  incline";  "a  foot  high";  sometimes  used  in 
  combination;  "knee-high  grass"  [ant:  {low}] 
  3:  standing  above  others  in  quality  or  position;  "people  in 
  high  places";  "the  high  priest";  "eminent  members  of  the 
  community"  [syn:  {eminent}] 
  4:  used  of  sounds  and  voices;  high  in  pitch  or  frequency  [syn: 
  {high-pitched}]  [ant:  {low}] 
  5:  excited  as  if  by  alcohol  or  drugs  [syn:  {in  high  spirits}] 
  6:  incoming;  "flood  tide";  "high  tide"  [syn:  {flood(a)}]  [ant: 
  {ebb(a)}] 
  7:  of  the  stage  of  education  and  schools  preceding  collegiate; 
  "secondary  school";  "high  school"  [syn:  {secondary(a)}] 
  [ant:  {elementary(a)},  {intermediate(a)}] 
  8:  advanced  into  the  most  active  period;  "went  to  Europe  in 
  high  season" 
  9:  marked  by  intense  physical  force;  "a  big  wind";  "high  winds" 
  [syn:  {big}] 
  10:  used  of  the  smell  of  game  beginning  to  taint  [syn:  {gamey}, 
  {gamy}] 
  11:  very  favorable;  "he  has  a  high  opinion  of  himself" 
  12:  slightly  and  pleasantly  intoxicated  from  alcohol  or  a  drug 
  especially  marijuana  [syn:  {mellow}] 
  n  1:  a  lofty  level  or  position  or  degree:  "summer  temperatures 
  reached  an  all-time  high"  [ant:  {low}] 
  2:  an  air  mass  of  higher  than  normal  pressure;  "the  east  coast 
  benefits  from  a  Bermuda  high"  [syn:  {high  pressure}] 
  3:  a  state  of  sustained  elation;  "his  high  spirits  told  us  he 
  must  have  won";  "I'm  on  a  permanent  high  these  days"  [syn: 
  {high  spirits}]  [ant:  {low  spirits}] 
  4:  a  state  of  altered  consciousness  induced  by  alcohol  or 
  narcotics;  "they  took  drugs  to  get  a  high  on" 
  5:  a  high  place  "they  stood  on  high  and  observed  the 
  coutryside"  or  "he  doesn't  like  heights"  [syn:  {heights}] 
  6:  a  public  secondary  school  usually  including  grades  9  through 
  12;  "he  goes  to  the  neighborhood  highschool"  [syn:  {senior 
  high  school},  {senior  high},  {highschool},  {high  school}] 
  7:  a  forward  gear  ratio  giving  high  vehicle  velocity  for  a 
  given  engine  speed  [syn:  {high  gear}] 
  adv  1:  at  a  great  altitude;  "he  climbed  high  on  the  ladder"  [syn:  {high 
  up}] 
  2:  in  or  to  a  high  position,  amount,  or  degree;  "prices  have 
  gone  up  far  too  high" 
  3:  in  a  rich  manner;  "he  lives  high"  [syn:  {richly},  {luxuriously}] 
  4:  far  up  toward  the  source;  "he  lives  high  up  the  river" 




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