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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  higher 
  adj  1:  advanced  in  complexity  or  elaboration;  "high  finance"; 
  "higher  mathematics"  [syn:  {higher(a)}] 
  2:  of  education  beyond  the  secondary  level;  "higher  education"; 
  "higher  learning"  [syn:  {higher(a)}] 




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