Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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ace-high in poker, with an ace as the highest card, as in a straight or flush.
high and dry deserted or stranded; without help.
high beam the brighter, farther-reaching setting for the headlights of a vehicle.
High Church of or pertaining to a conservative party in the Anglican Church that advocates retaining many features of Catholic worship. (Cf. Broad Church, Low Church.)
high comedy comedy involving the upper social classes, featuring an intricate plot, sophisticated characterization, and witty dialogue. (Cf. low comedy.)
high commissioner a diplomatic representative of ambassadorial rank, representing one member country of the British Commonwealth to another. [2 definitions]
high explosive an explosive that explodes extremely quickly and powerfully, such as TNT.
high fidelity a method of sound recording and reproduction that captures and reproduces the entire range of audible frequencies with very little distortion.
high frequency a radio wave between three and thirty megahertz.
High German the dialects of the German language spoken in the central and southern parts of the country. (Cf. Low German.) [2 definitions]
high hat see top hat.
High Holidays in the Jewish calendar, the period including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
high jinks (informal) boisterous fun, or pranks; rowdiness.
high jump a field event in which contestants jump over a level bar, which is raised after each successful trial.
High Mass a Catholic mass in which parts of the text are sung by the celebrant, often with additional music, incense, and ceremony. (Cf. Low Mass.)
high noon precisely noon. [2 definitions]
high priest a priestly leader, esp. of ancient Judaism. [2 definitions]
high priestess a woman who functions as a high priest.
high relief in friezes and the like, the projection of sculptured figures by about one half of their natural depth.
high school a school consisting of grades nine or ten through twelve or, formerly, grades seven through twelve.