- of great vertical extent；(after a measurement and in questions) measuring a specified distance from top to bottom
- a high point, level, or figure；a high-frequency sound or musical note
- at or to a considerable or specified height；highly
noun: high, plural noun: highs
- 1. of great vertical extent the top of a high mountain the mast was higher than the tallest building in the city 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (after a measurement and in questions) measuring a specified distance from top to bottom a tree forty feet high how high is the fence?
- ▪ far above ground, sea level, or another point of reference a fortress high up on a hill
- ▪ extending above the normal or average level a round face with a high forehead
- ▪ (of territory or landscape) inland and well above sea level high prairies
- ▪ performed at, to, or from a considerable height high diving
- ▪ (of latitude) close to 90°; near the North or South Pole high southern latitudes
- ▪ (of a pitched ball) above a certain level, such as the batter's armpits, as it crosses home plate, and thus outside the strike zone.
- 2. great, or greater than normal, in quantity, size, or intensity a high temperature fudge is high in calories 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ of large numerical or monetary value they had been playing for high stakes
- ▪ very favorable nature had provided him with an admirably high opinion of himself 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ extreme in religious or political views the high Christology of the Christian creeds
- ▪ (of a period or movement) at its peak high summer
- 3. great in rank, status, or importance financial security is high on your list of priorities he held high office in professional organizations 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ ranking above others of the same kind they announced the High Commissioner's retirement
- ▪ morally or culturally superior they believed that nature was driven by something higher than mere selfishness 同義詞 反義詞
- 4. (of a sound or note) having a frequency at the upper end of the auditory range a high, squeaky voice 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of a singer or instrument) producing notes of relatively high pitch a high soprano voice
- 5. informal feeling euphoric, especially from the effects of drugs or alcohol some of them were already high on alcohol and Ecstasy he was high on an idea 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ intoxicated with drugs.
- 6. unpleasantly strong-smelling, in particular (of food) beginning to go bad it's a type of preserved butter, used for cooking, smells a little high 同義詞 反義詞
- ▪ (of game) slightly decomposed and so ready to cook. 同義詞 反義詞
- 7. (of a vowel) produced with the tongue relatively near the palate.
- 1. a high point, level, or figure commodity prices were at a rare high
- ▪ a high-frequency sound or musical note piercing highs and subterranean lows
- ▪ a high power setting the vent blower was on high
- ▪ an area of high atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
- ▪ top gear in a motor vehicle the system lets you shift into 4WD high
- 2. a notably happy or successful moment the highs and lows of life
- ▪ informal a state of high spirits or euphoria the highs I got from cocaine always ended in despair the team is still on a high from Saturday's victory
- 3. North American informal high school (chiefly used in names) I enjoyed my years at McKinley High
- 1. at or to a considerable or specified height the sculpture stood about five feet high
- 2. highly he ranked high among the pioneers of twentieth-century chemical technology
- ▪ at a high price buying shares low and selling them high
- 3. (of a sound) at or to a high pitch my voice went high with excitement