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hieroglyphic of or concerning a type of writing, esp. one used by the ancient Egyptians, that uses pictorial symbols to represent words or sounds. [6 definitions]
hi-fi see "high-fidelity." [3 definitions]
higgle to haggle.
higgledy-piggledy in total confusion or disorder. [2 definitions]
high of great vertical extent; elevated; tall. [14 definitions]
high and dry deserted or stranded; without help.
highball an alcoholic drink containing liquor and a mixer such as water, soda, or the like. [4 definitions]
high beam the brighter, farther-reaching setting for the headlights of a vehicle.
highborn born into the aristocracy.
highboy a tall chest of drawers in two sections and standing on legs.
highbred bred from or having the characteristics of superior stock.
highbrow one who has or pretends to have highly sophisticated intellectual and cultural interests and tastes (often used disparagingly). [2 definitions]
high-bush cranberry a North American shrub that bears white flowers and tart scarlet berries.
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-end of the high-priced sort and, at least ostensibly, of high quality.
high-energy providing food energy to the body quickly and easily. [3 definitions]
high-energy particle an atom or part of an atom having energy greater than one hundred thousand electron volts.
higher criticism the study of the Bible as to the authors, dates, and the like, as well as evidence concerning the meanings of the texts. (Cf. lower criticism).
higher-up (informal) someone who occupies an authoritative or relatively high position, as in a business or association.