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high

high

 
 
pronunciation:
haI
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: higher, highest
definition 1: reaching up a great distance; tall.
We had a great view from the top of the high cliff.
synonyms:
lofty
antonyms:
low
similar words:
tall
definition 2: at a given distance from the ground.
That branch is fifteen feet high.
synonyms:
tall
definition 3: above what is usual.
The train traveled at a high speed.
similar words:
extreme, great, intense, strong
definition 4: raised in pitch.
He has a high voice.It is hard for me to sing the high notes.
antonyms:
low
similar words:
shrill, soprano
definition 5: important, serious, or dignified in nature.
Our teacher holds us to high standards of behavior.My brother is a person of high ideals.
synonyms:
important, influential, lofty
similar words:
earnest, grand, grave, noble, rich, serious
 
part of speech: adverb
inflections: higher, highest
definition: in or to a high position or place.
The bird flew high in the sky.
antonyms:
low
similar words:
above, ahead, aloft, forward, up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something that is high, such as an amount or a person's spirits.
Gas prices reached a new high this summer.My brother is on a high because he got all A's and B's this year.
synonyms:
top
antonyms:
low
similar words:
apex, height, lift, up
derivation: higher (adj.)
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The words high and hi (a greeting) sound alike but have different meanings.
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