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high

high

 
 
pronunciation:
haI
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
high and dry
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: higher, highest
definition 1: of great vertical extent; elevated; tall.
They dove into the water from the high cliff.
synonyms:
lofty, towering
antonyms:
low
similar words:
elevated, tall
definition 2: of a specified extent upward.
I need a stool that is two feet high.
synonyms:
tall
definition 3: more intense or greater than usual.
You were certainly in high spirits last night!The train was traveling at high velocity at that point.
synonyms:
elevated
antonyms:
low
similar words:
extreme, great, intense, strong
definition 4: costly; expensive; dear.
The price was quite high, so I decided not to buy it.
synonyms:
steep, stiff
antonyms:
low
similar words:
costly, dear, exorbitant, expensive
definition 5: very happy or elated.
I'd never felt so high in my life as after I passed that exam.
synonyms:
elevated, exalted
antonyms:
down, low
similar words:
ecstatic, gay, happy, jolly, joyous, mellow, merry
definition 6: elevated in pitch.
The great singer could no longer hit the high notes.Even for a woman, she has a high voice.
synonyms:
elevated, high-pitched
antonyms:
low, low-pitched
similar words:
shrill, soprano
definition 7: of great actual or potential force or power.
The small ship encountered high winds and nearly capsized.
synonyms:
forceful, powerful, strong
antonyms:
light
similar words:
violent
definition 8: of great dignity, importance, or seriousness.
They always go to synagogue on high holy days.Fixing this problem is a high priority.She was accused of high treason.
synonyms:
exalted, important, influential, lofty
antonyms:
lowly
similar words:
earnest, elevated, grand, grave, moneyed, noble, ranking, rich, serious, towering
definition 9: (informal) intoxicated by alcohol or drugs.
They got a bit high on that Scotch.
synonyms:
drunk, intoxicated, stoned
antonyms:
sober, straight
similar words:
intoxicated, mellow
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: higher, highest
definition 1: in or to a high position or place.
The eagle flew high in the sky.I put the book high on the shelf.
synonyms:
atop
antonyms:
low
similar words:
above, ahead, aloft, forward, up
definition 2: at or to a high amount, degree, or cost.
The price of heating oil went high this winter.
definition 3: with extravagance.
They have a lot of a money and can afford to live high.
synonyms:
extravagantly, lavishly, luxuriously
phrase: high and dry
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something that is high, such as an amount or a person's spirits.
The temperature reached a record high today.She has her highs and lows.
synonyms:
top
antonyms:
low
similar words:
acme, apex, height, lift, up
definition 2: an atmospheric condition of high pressure, often indicating fair weather.
This high should last a day or two.
antonyms:
low
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derivation: higher (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words high and hi (a greeting) sound alike but have different meanings.
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