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high

 (hī)
adj. high·er, high·est
1.
a. Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward: a high mountain; a high tower.
b. Extending a specified distance upward: a cabinet ten feet high.
2. Far or farther from a reference point: was too high in the offensive zone to take a shot.
3.
a. Being at or near the peak or culminating stage: the high tourist season; high summer.
b. Advanced in development or complexity: high forms of animal life; higher mathematics.
c. Far removed in time; remote: high antiquity.
4.
a. Slightly spoiled or tainted; gamy. Used of meat.
b. Having a bad smell; malodorous.
5.
a. Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second: the high tones of a flute.
b. Raised in pitch; not soft or hushed: a high voice.
6. Situated relatively far from the equator: a high latitude.
7.
a. Of great importance: set a high priority on funding the housing program.
b. Eminent in rank or status: a high official.
c. Serious; grave: high crimes and misdemeanors.
d. Constituting a climax; crucial: The chase scene is the high point of the film.
e. Characterized by lofty or stirring events or themes: high adventure; high drama.
8. Lofty or exalted in quality or character: a person of high morals.
9.
a. Greater than usual or expected, as in quantity, magnitude, cost, or degree: "A high price has to be paid for the happy marriage with the four healthy children" (Doris Lessing).
b. Favorable: He has a high opinion of himself.
10. Of great force or violence: high winds.
11.
a. Informal Excited or euphoric: high spirits.
b. Slang Intoxicated by alcohol or a drug, such as cocaine or marijuana.
12. Luxurious; extravagant: high living.
13. Linguistics Of or relating to vowels produced with part of the tongue close to the palate, as in the vowel of tree.
14. Of, relating to, or being the gear configuration or setting, as in an automotive transmission, that produces the greatest vehicular speed with respect to engine speed.
adv. higher, highest
1. At, in, or to a lofty position, level, or degree: saw a plane high in the sky; prices that had gone too high.
2. In an extravagant or luxurious way: made a fortune and lived high.
n.
1. A lofty place or region.
2. A high level or degree: Summer temperatures reached an all-time high.
3. The high gear configuration of a transmission.
4. A center of high atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
5.
a. Informal An excited or euphoric condition: The team was on a high after winning in overtime.
b. Slang An intoxicated or euphoric condition induced by alcohol or a drug.
Idioms:
high and dry
1. In a position of helplessness; stranded: went off and left me high and dry.
2. Nautical Out of water. Used of a ship, for example.
high and low
Here and there; everywhere: searched high and low for the keys.
on high
1. High in the sky.
2. In heaven.
3. In a position of authority.

[Middle English, from Old English hēah.]

high′ly adv.

high

(haɪ)
adj
1. being a relatively great distance from top to bottom; tall: a high building.
2. situated at or extending to a relatively great distance above the ground or above sea level: a high plateau.
3.
a. (postpositive) being a specified distance from top to bottom: three feet high.
b. (in combination): a seven-foot-high wall.
4. extending from an elevation: a high dive.
5. (in combination) coming up to a specified level: knee-high.
6. being at its peak or point of culmination: high noon.
7. of greater than average height: a high collar.
8. greater than normal in degree, intensity, or amount: high prices; a high temperature; a high wind.
9. of large or relatively large numerical value: high frequency; high voltage; high mileage.
10. (General Physics) (of sound) acute in pitch; having a high frequency
11. (Physical Geography) (of latitudes) situated relatively far north or south from the equator
12. (Cookery) (of meat) slightly decomposed or tainted, regarded as enhancing the flavour of game
13. of great eminence; very important: the high priestess.
14. exalted in style or character; elevated: high drama.
15. expressing or feeling contempt or arrogance: high words.
16. elated; cheerful: high spirits.
17. (predicative) informal overexcited: by the end of term the children are really high.
18. (Psychology) informal being in a state of altered consciousness, characterized esp by euphoria and often induced by the use of alcohol, narcotics, etc
19. luxurious or extravagant: high life.
20. advanced in complexity or development: high finance.
21. (Automotive Engineering) (of a gear) providing a relatively great forward speed for a given engine speed. Compare low121
22. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics of, relating to, or denoting a vowel whose articulation is produced by raising the back of the tongue towards the soft palate or the blade towards the hard palate, such as for the ee in English see or oo in English moon. Compare low120
23. (capital when part of name) formal and elaborate in style: High Mass.
24. (Anglicanism) (usually capital) of or relating to the High Church
25. remote, esp in time
26. (Card Games) cards
a. having a relatively great value in a suit
b. able to win a trick
27. high and dry stranded; helpless; destitute
28. high and low in all places; everywhere
29. high and mighty informal arrogant
30. high as a kite informal
a. very drunk
b. overexcited
c. euphoric from drugs
31. high opinion a favourable opinion
adv
32. at or to a height: he jumped high.
33. in a high manner
34. (Nautical Terms) nautical close to the wind with sails full
n
35. a high place or level
36. (Psychology) informal a state of altered consciousness, often induced by alcohol, narcotics, etc
37. (Physical Geography) another word for anticyclone
38. (Education) short for high school
39. (Placename) (capital) (esp in Oxford) the High Street
40. (Electronics) electronics the voltage level in a logic circuit corresponding to logical one. Compare low130
41. on high
a. at a height
b. in heaven
[Old English hēah; related to Old Norse hār, Gothic hauhs, Old High German hōh high, Lithuanian kaũkas bump, Russian kúchča heap, Sanskrit kuča bosom]

high

(haɪ)

adj. and
adv. -er, -est,
n. adj.
1. having a great or considerable height; lofty; tall: a high wall.
2. having a specified height: The tree is now 20 feet high.
3. situated above the ground or some base; elevated: a high ledge.
4. exceeding the common degree or measure; strong; intense: high speed; high color.
5. expensive; costly; dear: high prices; high rent.
6. exalted, as in rank, station, or eminence: a high official.
7. elevated in pitch: high notes.
8. extending to or from an elevation: a high dive.
9. great in quantity, as number, degree, or force: a high temperature; high cholesterol.
10. holding to High Church principles and practices.
11. of great consequence; important; grave: high crimes against humanity.
12. elated; merry or hilarious: high spirits; a high old time.
13. rich; extravagant; luxurious: to indulge in high living.
14. intoxicated or euphoric under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
15. remote: high latitude; high antiquity.
16. extreme in opinion or doctrine, esp. in religion or politics: a high Tory.
17. of or designating highland or inland regions.
18. having considerable energy or potential power.
19. pertaining to the gear transmission ratio at which the drive shaft speed and the speed of the engine crankshaft most closely correspond: high gear.
20. (of a vowel) articulated with the upper surface of the tongue relatively close to the palate, as the vowels of eat, it, boot, and put. Compare low 1 (def. 27).
21. (esp. of game) aged until verging on decomposition; slightly tainted.
22. (of a pitched baseball) crossing the plate at a level above the batter's shoulders.
23. (of a playing card)
a. having greater value than other denominations or suits.
b. able to take a trick; being a winning card.
adv.
24. at or to a high point, place, or level.
25. in or to a high rank or estimate: to aim high in political ambition.
26. at or to a high amount or price.
27. in or to a high degree.
28. luxuriously; richly; extravagantly: to live high.
29. Naut. as close to the wind as is possible while making headway with sails full.
n.
30. high gear.
31. an atmospheric pressure system characterized by relatively high pressure at its center.
32. a high or the highest point, place, or level; peak: a record high for unemployment.
33.
a. an intoxicated or euphoric state induced by alcohol or narcotics.
b. a period of sustained excitement, exhilaration, or the like.
Idioms:
1. high and dry,
a. (of a ship) grounded so as to be entirely above water at low tide.
b. deserted; stranded: to be left high and dry.
2. high and low, in every possible place; everywhere: to search high and low.
3. high on, enthusiastic about; favorably disposed toward.
4. on high,
a. at or to a height; above.
b. in heaven.
c. having a high position, as one who makes important decisions: the powers on high.
[before 900; Middle English heigh, variant of he(g)h, hey, Old English hēah, hēh, c. Old Frisian hāch, Old Saxon, Old High German hoh, Old Norse hār, Gothic hauhs; akin to Lithuanian kaũkas swelling]

high

tall
1. 'high'

You use high to describe things which measure a larger distance than usual from the bottom to the top. For example, you talk about a high hill or a high fence.

...the high mountains of northern Japan.
...the high walls of the prison.
2. 'tall'

You use tall to describe things which are higher than usual, but which are also much higher than they are wide. So, for example, you talk about a tall tree or a tall chimney.

Insects buzzed in the tall grass.
We saw several birds, including a tall heron standing on one leg.

You always use tall when you are talking about people.

Andreas was a tall handsome man.
She was a young woman, fairly tall and slim.
3. another meaning of 'high'

High also means 'a long way above the ground'. For example, you talk about a high window or a high shelf.

It was a large room with a high ceiling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high - a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
degree, level, grade - a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality; "a moderate grade of intelligence"; "a high level of care is required"; "it is all a matter of degree"
low - a low level or position or degree; "the stock market fell to a new low"
2.high - an air mass of higher than normal pressurehigh - an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
air mass - a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
anticyclone - (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern
3.high - a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days"
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
low spirits - a state of mild depression
4.high - a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"
elation - an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression
5.high - a high placehigh - a high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"
place, spot, topographic point - a point located with respect to surface features of some region; "this is a nice place for a picnic"; "a bright spot on a planet"
6.high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12high - a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"
Gymnasium, lycee, lyceum, middle school, secondary school - a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12
7.high - a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
gear mechanism, gear - a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)
overdrive - a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
Adj.1.high - greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
low - less than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "low prices"; "the reservoir is low"
2.high - (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
tall - great in vertical dimension; high in stature; "tall people"; "tall buildings"; "tall trees"; "tall ships"
top - situated at the top or highest position; "the top shelf"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"
low - literal meanings; being at or having a relatively small elevation or upward extension; "low ceilings"; "low clouds"; "low hills"; "the sun is low"; "low furniture"; "a low bow"
3.high - standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
4.high - used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
low-pitched, low - used of sounds and voices; low in pitch or frequency
5.high - happy and excited and energetic
elated - exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits; "the elated winner"; "felt elated and excited"
6.high - (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
7.high - slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)high - slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
Adv.1.high - at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"
2.high - in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"
3.high - in a rich manner; "he lives high"
4.high - far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

high

adjective
1. tall, towering, soaring, steep, elevated, lofty A house with a high wall around it.
tall low, short, dwarfed, stunted
2. extreme, great, acute, severe, extraordinary, excessive Officials said casualties were high.
extreme low, average, routine, moderate, mild, restrained, reduced
3. strong, violent, extreme, blustery, squally, sharp High winds have knocked down trees and power lines.
4. expensive, dear, steep (informal), costly, stiff, high-priced, exorbitant I think it's a good buy overall, despite the high price.
6. advanced, complex the rise of Japan's high technology industries
7. notable, leading, important, famous, significant, celebrated, outstanding, distinguished, superior, renowned, eminent, exalted, noteworthy, pre-eminent She has always had a high reputation for her excellent stories.
8. high-pitched, piercing, shrill, penetrating, treble, soprano, strident, sharp, acute, piping Her high voice really irritated Maria.
high-pitched low, deep, low-pitched, alto, bass, gruff
9. cheerful, excited, merry, exhilarated, exuberant, joyful, bouncy (informal), boisterous, elated, light-hearted Her spirits were high with the hope of seeing Nick.
cheerful low, sad, depressed, gloomy, melancholy, dejected
10. (Informal) intoxicated, stoned (slang), spaced out (slang), tripping (informal), turned on (slang), on a trip (informal), delirious, euphoric, freaked out (informal), hyped up (slang), off your face (slang), loved-up (informal), zonked (slang), inebriated He was too high on drugs and alcohol to remember them.
11. luxurious, rich, grand, lavish, extravagant, opulent, hedonistic, champagne an emphatic contrast to his Park Avenue high life
adverb
1. way up, aloft, far up, to a great height on combat patrol flying high above the landing sites
noun
1. peak, height, top, summit, crest, record level, apex Sales of Russian vodka have reached an all-time high.
2. (Informal) intoxication, trip (informal), euphoria, delirium, ecstasy The 'thrill' sought is said to be similar to a drug high.
high and dry abandoned, stranded, helpless, forsaken, bereft, destitute, in the lurch You could be left high and dry in a strange town.
high and low everywhere, all over (the place), far and wide, exhaustively, in every nook and cranny I have searched high and low for clothes to fit him.
high and mighty (Informal) self-important, superior, arrogant, stuck-up (informal), conceited, imperious, overbearing, haughty, snobbish, disdainful I think you're a bit too high and mighty yourself.
high up important, prominent, powerful, significant, distinguished, superior, influential, notable, big-time (informal), eminent, major league (informal), exalted, consequential His cousin is somebody quite high up in the navy.
on a high ecstatic, thrilled, elated, over the moon (informal), delirious, euphoric, on cloud nine, in seventh heaven For several weeks he was on a high.

high

adjective
1. Extending to a great height:
2. Having a rather great upward projection:
3. Long past:
4. Elevated in pitch:
Music: acute.
5. Exceedingly dignified in form, tone, or style:
6. Abnormally increased, especially in intensity:
7. Bringing a high price:
8. Intensely violent in sustained velocity:
9. Slang. Stupefied, intoxicated, or otherwise influenced by the taking of drugs:
Informal: doped.
10. Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
noun
Slang. A strong, pleasant feeling of excitement or stimulation:
Informal: wallop.
Slang: bang, boot, kick.
Translations
عالٍعالي الصوتعظيم، عالٍعلى ارتفاع عالٍقوي
високвисшвърховенглавенголям
altdrogat
vysokovysokývznešenýhlavnípáchnoucí
højthøjhøj-højestehøjtstående
korkeakorkeallapilvessäkallis
visokvisokoglasannadrogirannapušen
elszálltfõ-magasromlásnak induló
há-, hæsti-, aîal-háleiturhárhár, bjarturhár, mikill, töluverîur
高い高く
고음의높은높이
atvira jūraaukščiausiasaukščiausias vandens pakilimasaukščiausiasisaukščio
augstāksaugstsaugstucēlsgalvenais
visokvisoko
höghögt
เป็นกองสูงจำนวนมากสูง
yüksekyüksekteyüksek değerliyüksek perdedenyükseklerde
caocao cấptrên cao

high

[haɪ]
A. ADJ (higher (compar) (highest (superl)))
1. (= tall, elevated) [building, mountain] → alto; [plateau] → elevado; [altitude] → grande
a building 60 metres highun edificio de 60 metros de alto or de altura
it's 20 metres hightiene 20 metros de alto or de altura
at high altitudesa grandes altitudes
the ceilings are very highlos techos son muy altos
high cheekbonespómulos mpl salientes
he has a high foreheadtiene la frente muy ancha
how high is Ben Nevis/that tree?¿qué altura tiene el Ben Nevis/ese árbol?
economic reform is high on the agendala reforma económica figura entre los asuntos más importantes a tratar
the river is highel río está crecido
I've known her since she was so highla conozco desde que era así (de pequeña)
the sun was high in the skyel sol daba de pleno
high and dry [boat] → varado
the boats lay at the river's edge, high and drylos botes estaban en la orilla del río, varados
to leave sb high and dry (= in a difficult situation) → dejar a algn en la estacada
2. (= considerable, great) [level, risk, rent, salary, principles] → alto; [price, tax, number] → alto, elevado; [speed] → alto, gran; [quality] → alto, bueno; [colour] → subido; [complexion] (characteristically) → rojizo; (temporarily) → enrojecido; [wind] → fuerte
they offered me a higher salaryme ofrecieron un sueldo más alto
temperatures were in the high 80slas temperaturas alcanzaron los ochenta y muchos, las temperaturas rondaron los 90 grados
interest rates are highlos intereses están muy altos
we offer education of the highest qualityofrecemos una educación de la más alta or de la mejor calidad
to have high blood pressuretener la tensión alta, ser hipertenso
his team was of the highest calibresu equipo era del más alto nivel
to have high hopes of sth I had high hopes of being electedtenía muchas esperanzas de que me eligieran
parsley is high in calciumel perejil es rico en calcio
to have a high opinion of sb (= think highly of) → tener muy buena opinión or concepto de algn; (= be fond of) → tener a algn en alta estima
to pay a high price for sth (lit) → pagar mucho dinero por algo (fig) → pagar algo muy caro
to have a high temperaturetener mucha fiebre, tener una fiebre muy alta
to have a high old timepasarlo en grande
it's high time ... it's high time you were in bedya deberías estar acostado desde hace un buen rato
it's high time we were on our wayya deberíamos haber salido hace rato
see also gear, priority, profile, spirit, stake, high A4
3. (= important, superior) [rank, position, office] → alto
high and mighty she's too high and mightyes demasiado engreída
you needn't act so high and mighty with meno tienes por qué ponerte tan engreído conmigo
she moves in the circles of the high and mightyse mueve en círculos de los poderosos, se mueve en círculos de gente de mucho fuste (pej)
high officialalto funcionario/a m/f
to get (up) on one's high horsesubirse a la parra
there's no need to get (up) on your high horse!¡no hace falta que te subas a la parra!
to come down off or get off one's high horsebajar los humos
in high places to have friends in high placestener amigos importantes or con influencias
people in high placesgente influyente or importante
4. (= high-pitched) [sound, note] → alto; [voice] → agudo
he played another higher notetocó otra nota más alta
she can still hit those high notestodavía llega bien a los agudos
in a high voicecon voz aguda
on a high note he ended his career on a high noteterminó su carrera con un gran éxito
5. (= intoxicated) to be high (on) [+ drink, drugs] → estar colocado (de)
to get high (on) [+ drink, drugs] → colocarse (de)
she was high on her latest successestaba encantada or entusiasmada con su último éxito
to be (as) high as a kite (on drugs, drink) → estar totalmente colocado; (= confident) → estar que no se cabe en sí
6. (Culin) (= mature) [game, cheese] → que huele fuerte; (= rotten) [meat] → pasado
B. ADV (higher (compar) (highest (superl)))
1. (in height) [fly, rise] → a gran altura
it rose high in the airse elevó a gran altura
it sailed high over the housevolaba a gran altura por encima de la casa
high above an eagle circled high aboveun águila circulaba en las alturas
the town is perched high above the riverel pueblo está en un alto, sobre el río
high above my headmuy por encima de mi cabeza
to run high [sea] → estar embravecido; [river] → estar crecido
feelings were running highlos ánimos estaban exaltados
high up his farm was high up in the mountainssu granja estaba en lo alto de las montañas
we saw three birds circling very high upvimos tres pájaros circulando en las alturas
she had put it too high up for me to reachlo había puesto demasiado alto y no llegaba
his cousin is someone high up in the navysu primo tiene un cargo importante en la marina
to hold one's head (up) highmantener la cabeza bien alta
to live high on the hog (US) → vivir como un rajá
to hunt or search high and low (for sth/sb)remover el cielo y la tierra (en busca de algo/algn)
see also aim, fly A1
see also head A1
see also stand C5
2. (in degree, number, strength)
the bidding went as high as £500las ofertas llegaron hasta 500 libras
C. N
1. on high (= in heaven) → en el cielo, en las alturas
there's been a new directive from on high (fig) → ha habido una nueva directriz de arriba
2. (= peak) sales have reached an all-time highlas ventas han alcanzado cifras récord
to be on a highestar a las mil maravillas
3. (Fin) → máximo m
the Dow Jones index reached a high of 2503el índice de Dow Jones alcanzó un máximo de 2.503
4. (Met) → zona f de altas presiones (esp US) → temperatura f máxima
5. (US) (Aut) (= top gear) → directa f
to be in highir en directa
D. CPD high altar Naltar m mayor
high beam N (US) (Aut) he had his lights on high beamllevaba las luces largas or de cruce
high camp N (Theat) → amaneramiento m
high chair Nsilla f alta (para niño), trona f (Sp)
High Church N sector de la Iglesia Anglicana muy cercano a la liturgia y ritos católicos
high comedy N (Theat) → comedia f de costumbres
it was high comedy (fig) → era de lo más cómico
high command N (Mil) → alto mando m
high commission N (= international body) → alto comisionado m; (= embassy) → embajada f (que representa a uno de los países de la Commonwealth en otro)
high commissioner N [of international body] → alto comisario/a m/f; (= ambassador) → embajador(ora) m/f (de un país de la Commonwealth en otro)
High Court N (Jur) → Tribunal m Supremo
a high court judgeun juez del Tribunal Supremo
high definition Nalta definición f
see also high-definition high diving Nsaltos mpl de trampolín de gran altura
high explosive Nexplosivo m de gran potencia
see also high-explosive high fidelity Nalta fidelidad f
see also high-fidelity high finance Naltas finanzas fpl
high flier N he's a high flieres ambicioso, tiene talento y promete
High German Nalto alemán m
high ground N (fig) they believe they have or occupy the moral high ground in this conflictcreen que tienen moralmente la razón de su parte en este conflicto
high hat Nsombrero m de copa, cilindro m
see also high-hat high heels NPL (= heels) → tacones mpl altos; (= shoes) → zapatos mpl de tacón
high jinks (o.f.) NPLjolgorio msing, jarana f
there were high jinks last nighthubo jolgorio or jarana anoche
to get up to high jinksmeterse en jarana
high jump N (Sport) → salto m de altura
he's for the high jump (Brit) (= he'll be in trouble) → se la va a cargar, le va a caer una buena; (= he'll be sacked) → le van a largar
high jumper N (Sport) → saltador(a) m/f de altura
the high life N (gen) → la buena vida; (in high society) → la vida de la buena sociedad
high living Nla buena vida
High Mass Nmisa f mayor
high noon N (= midday) → mediodía m (fig) (= peak) → apogeo m; (= critical point) → momento m crucial
high point N [of show, evening] → punto m culminante, clímax m inv; [of visit, holiday] → lo más destacado; [of career] → punto m culminante, cenit m
high priest Nsumo sacerdote m
high priestess Nsuma sacerdotisa f
high relief Nalto relieve m
to throw or bring sth into high relief (fig) → poner algo de relieve
high road N (esp Brit) → carretera f
this is the high road to disasteréste es el camino del desastre
high roller N (US) (gen) → derrochón/ona m/f; (gambling) → jugador/ora m/f empedernido
high school N (US, Brit) → instituto m de enseñanza secundarialiceo m (LAm)
junior high (school) (US) instituto donde se imparten los dos primeros años de bachillerato
high school diploma N (US) → bachillerato m
high school graduate N (US) → bachiller mf
the high seas NPLalta mar fsing
on the high seasen alta mar
high season Ntemporada f alta
high season prices/ratesprecios mpl/tarifas fpl de temporada alta
high sign Nseña f (acordada)
to give sb a high signhacer la seña a algn
high society Nla alta sociedad
high spot N [of show, evening] → punto m culminante, clímax m inv; [of visit, holiday] → lo más destacado; [of career] → punto m culminante, cenit m
high street Ncalle f mayor, calle f principal
high street banksbancos mpl principales
high street shopstiendas fpl de la calle principal
high summer Npleno verano m, pleno estío m
high table N (gen) → mesa f principal, mesa f presidencial (Univ, Scol) → mesa f de los profesores
high tea N (Brit) → merienda-cena f (que se toma acompañada de té)
high technology Nalta tecnología f
high tide Npleamar f, marea f alta
at high tideen la pleamar, en marea alta
high treason Nalta traición f
high water Npleamar f, marea f alta
see also high-water mark high wire Ncuerda f floja
high wire act Nnúmero m en la cuerda floja, número m de funambulismo
HIGH SCHOOL
En Estados Unidos las high schools son los institutos donde los adolescentes de 15 a 18 años realizan la educación secundaria, que dura tres cursos (grades), desde el noveno hasta el duodécimo año de la enseñanza; al final del último curso se realiza un libro conmemorativo con fotos de los alumnos y profesores de ese año Yearbook y los alumnos reciben el diploma de high school en una ceremonia formal de graduación. Estos centros suelen ser un tema frecuente en las películas y programas de televisión estadounidenses en los que se resalta mucho el aspecto deportivo - sobre todo el fútbol americano y el baloncesto - además de algunos acontecimientos sociales como el baile de fin de curso, conocido como Senior Prom.

high

[ˈhaɪ]
adj
(= tall; far from the ground) [wall, mountain, ceiling] → haut(e) before n
the high walls of the prison → les hauts murs de la prison
It's too high → C'est trop haut.
How high is the wall?
BUT Quelle est la hauteur du mur?.
twenty metres high → haut(e) de vingt mètres, de vingt mètres de haut
The wall is 2 metres high → Le mur fait deux mètres de haut.
a bronze horse measuring only twenty-three centimetres high
BUT un cheval de bronze mesurant seulement vingt-trois centimètres de haut.
to have the high ground → être au-dessus de la mêlée
The President must seek to regain the high ground in the political debate → Le président doit chercher à se replacer au-dessus de la mêlée dans le débat politique.
How do we recapture the intellectual high ground? → Comment pouvons-nous nous replacer intellectuellement au-dessus de la mêlée?
to take the moral high ground → s'élever au-dessus de la mêlée, prendre de la hauteur
[number] → grand(e); [price, cost] → élevé(e); [salary] → élevé(e); [degree, importance] → haut(e) before n; [rate] → élevé(e); [temperature] → élevé(e), haut(e) before n; [speed] → grand(e)
These pans will withstand high temperatures → Ces poêles peuvent supporter des températures élevées., Ces poêles peuvent supporter de hautes températures.
Temperatures in summer can be as high as 40 degrees → En été, les températures peuvent atteindre les 40 degrés.
High levels of radiation have been recorded → De hauts niveaux de radiations ont été enregistrés., Des niveaux de radiations élevés ont été enregistrés.
Casualties were high → Le nombre de victimes était élevé.
The cost of victory could be very high → Le prix de la victoire pourrait être très élevé.
to pay a high price for sth → payer cher pour qch
a high number of → un grand nombre de
a high temperature → une température élevée
in the high eighties
The temperature was in the high eighties → Il faisait plus de trente degrés.
at high speed → à grande vitesse
[priority] → haut(e); [risk] → haut(e); [quality] → haut(e) before n; [standard] → élevé(e); [respect] → grand(e)
The standard of university education is very high → Le niveau de l'enseignement universitaire est très élevé.
high moral standards → des critères moraux élevés
Safety has always been our highest priority → La sécurité a toujours été notre plus haute priorité.
to be high on sb's agenda (= be very important) → figurer parmi les priorités de qn
Improving access to health care is high on the government's agenda → L'amélioration de l'accès aux soins figure parmi les priorités du gouvernement.
Economic reform is high on our agenda → La réforme économique figure parmi nos priorités.
to have a high opinion of sb/sth → avoir une haute opinion de qn/qch
I have a very high opinion of him → J'ai une très haute opinion de lui.
to have high expectations of sb/sth → attendre beaucoup de qn/qch
to have high principles → avoir des principes élevés
to be in high spirits → être d'excellente humeur
high time → grand temps
It's high time you learned how to do it → Il est grand temps que tu apprennes à le faire.
[wind] → violent(e)
to be high in sth [+ fat, fibre, protein, calories] → être riche en qch
foods that are high in fat → les aliments riches en graisses
It's very high in fat
BUT C'est très gras.C'est très riche en graisses.
(in pitch) [voice] → aigu(ë); [note] → haut(e)
She's got a very high voice → Elle a la voix très aiguë.
(in authority, influence) a high official → un haut officiel, un officiel haut placé
to have friends in high places → avoir des amis haut placés
see also high up
[person] (on drugs)défoncé(e) ; (on drink)défoncé(e) , bourré(e)
to be high on sth → être sous l'emprise de qch, être défoncé(e) à qch
to get high → se défoncer
to get high on crack → se défoncer au crack
(British) [meat, game] → faisandé(e)
adv [throw, fly, climb, reach up] → haut
How high did you climb?
BUT À quelle altitude êtes-vous monté ?.
high in the air
He threw the ball high in the air → Il a lancé la balle haut dans les airs.
high in the sky
The sun was high in the sky → Le soleil était haut dans le ciel.
to aim high → viser haut
high up → très haut
to search high and low for sth → chercher dans tous les coins qch
I have searched high and low for shoes that will fit me properly → J'ai cherché dans tous les coins des chaussures qui m'iraient.
n
(= highest level) to reach a new high [number, level, temperature] → atteindre de nouveaux sommets
The number of refugees has reached a new high → Le nombre de réfugiés a atteint de nouveaux sommets.
Exports have reached a new high → Les exportations ont atteint de nouveaux sommets.
to reach an all-time high → atteindre des sommets historiques
The number of refugees has reached an all-time high → Le nombre de réfugiés a atteint des sommets historiques.
Sales of vodka have reached an all-time high → Les ventes de vodka ont atteint des sommets historiques.
the highs and lows of sth (= ups and downs) → les hauts et les bas de qch
to come from on high → venir de haut
The orders came from on high → Les ordres venaient de haut.high altar n
(lit) [church] → maître-autel m
(fig)maître-autel mhigh and dry adj [boat] → échoué(e)
to be left high and dry [person] → être laissé(e) pour comptehigh and mighty
adj (= arrogant) to be high and mighty → se donner de grands airs

high

adj (+er)
mountain, wall, forehead, buildinghoch pred, → hohe(r, s) attr; a building 80 metres (Brit) or meters (US) high, an 80-metre (Brit) or 80-meter (US) high buildingein 80 Meter hohes Gebäude; the building is 80 metres (Brit) or meters (US) highdas Gebäude ist 80 Meter hoch; a high diveein Kopfsprung maus großer Höhe; on one of the higher floorsin einem der oberen Stockwerke; he lives on a higher floorer wohnt weiter oben; the highest floordie oberste Etage; at high tide or waterbei Flut or Hochwasser; the river is quite highder Fluss führt ziemlich viel Wasser; high and dry (boat) → auf dem Trockenen; to be left high and dryauf dem Trockenen sitzen (inf); he left her high and dry with four young childrener hat sie mit vier kleinen Kindern sitzen lassen; I knew him when he was only so highich kannte ihn, als er nur SO groß war or noch so klein war ? also high ground
(= important, superior)hoch pred, → hohe(r, s) attr; high officehohes Amt; on the highest authorityvon höchster Stelle; to be high and mightyerhaben tun; to be on one’s high horse (fig)auf dem hohen Ross sitzen; O Lord most high (Bibl) → erhabener Gott
(= considerable, extreme, great) opinion, speed, temperature, fever, pressure, salary, price, rate, density, seahoch pred, → hohe(r, s) attr; reputationausgezeichnet, hervorragend; altitudegroß; windstark; complexion, colour(hoch)rot; of the highest calibre (Brit) or caliber (US) /qualityvon bestem Format/bester Qualität; casualties were highes gab viele Opfer; (Mil) → es gab hohe Verluste; the temperature was in the high twentiesdie Temperatur lag bei fast 30 Grad; to pay a high price for something (lit, fig)etw teuer bezahlen; to put a high value on somethingetw hoch einschätzen; the highest common factorder größte gemeinsame Teiler; to the highest degreeim höchsten Grad or Maß; to have high expectations of somebody/somethinghohe Erwartungen an jdn/etw stellen; in (very) high spiritsin Hochstimmung, in äußerst guter Laune; high in fatfettreich; to have a high old time (inf)sich prächtig amüsieren, mächtig Spaß haben (inf); it was high dramaes war hochdramatisch
(= good, admirable) ideals, principleshoch; a man of high characterein Mann von Charakter
(of time) high noonzwölf Uhr mittags; it’s high time you went homees ist or wird höchste Zeit, dass du nach Hause gehst
sound, notehoch; (= shrill)schrill
(inf, on drugs) → high (inf); (on drink) → blau (inf); to get high on alcoholsich (mit Alkohol) besaufen (inf); to get high on cocainesich mit Kokain anturnen (sl)
meatangegangen
(Cards) → hoch pred, → hohe(r, s) attr; aces highAss ist die höchste (Stich)karte
adv (+er)
hoch; high up (position) → hoch oben; (motion) → hoch hinauf; birds circling very high upVögel, die ganz weit oben kreisen; higher up the hill was a small farmetwas weiter oben am Berg lag ein kleiner Bauernhof; high (up) on the agendaganz oben auf der Tagesordnung; high up in the organizationweit oben in der Organisationsstruktur; one floor higherein Stockwerk höher; to throw something high in(to) the airetw hoch in die Luft werfen
to go as high as £200bis zu £ 200 (hoch) gehen; inflation is climbing higher and higherdie Inflationsrate steigt immer mehr or wird immer höher; the sea is running highdas Meer ist sehr stürmisch; feelings ran highdie Gemüter erhitzten sich; to search high and lowüberall suchen
n
God on highGott in der Höhe or im Himmel; the orders have come from on high (hum inf)der Befehl kommt von oben
unemployment/the pound has reached a new highdie Arbeitslosenzahlen haben/das Pfund hat einen neuen Höchststand erreicht; sales have reached an all-time highdie Verkaufszahlen sind so hoch wie nie zuvor; the highs and lows of my careerdie Höhen und Tiefen plmeiner Laufbahn
(Met) → Hoch nt
he’s still on a high (inf: = on drugs) → er ist immer noch high (inf); I was on a high after the concert (inf: = excited) → nach dem Konzert war ich ganz high (inf)
(US Aut: = top gear) in highim höchsten Gang; he moved into higher schaltete hoch or in den höchsten Gang
(US inf: = high school) → Penne f (inf)

high

:
high altar
nHochaltar m
highball
n (US) → Highball m
high beam
n (Aut) → Fernlicht nt
highboard
n (for diving) → Turm m
highborn
adjvon hoher Geburt, von edler Abkunft (liter)
highboy
n (US) → hohe Kommode
highbrow
nIntellektuelle(r) mf
adj interestsintellektuell, hochgestochen (pej); tastes, music, authoranspruchsvoll
high-calorie
highchair
nHochstuhl m
High Church
nHochkirche f
adjder Hochkirche; to be very highstreng hochkirchlich eingestellt sein
high-circulation
adj newspaperauflagenstark
high-class
adjerstklassig; high prostituteEdelnutte f (inf)
high-coloured, (US) high-colored
adj complexion, skinrot
high comedy
nGesellschaftskomödie f
high commission
nHochkommissariat nt
high commissioner
nHochkommissar(in) m(f)
high court
noberstes or höchstes Gericht; (= institution also)oberster Gerichtshof
high court judge
nRichter(in) m(f)am obersten Gerichtshof
high day
n (Brit) → Festtag m; highs and holidaysFest- und Feiertage
high-density
adj
housing, populationdicht
(Comput) diskmit hoher Schreibdichte
high diving
nTurmspringen nt
high-energy
adj particle, foodenergiereich

high

:
high explosive
high-explosive shell
nSprenggranate f, → Brisanzgeschoss nt
highfalutin, highfaluting
adj (inf) language, behaviourhochtrabend, geschwollen; schemegroßkotzig (inf); ideahochgestochen; peopleaufgeblasen, hochgestochen
high farming
n (Agr) → intensive Bodenbewirtschaftung
high-fibre, (US) high-fiber
adj dietballaststoffreich
high fidelity
nHigh Fidelity f, → Tontreue f
high-fidelity
adjHi-Fi-; high soundHi-Fi-Sound m
high-five
n (inf)Highfive nt; to give somebody a highjdn mit Highfive begrüßen
high-flier
n (inf: = successful person) → Senkrechtstarter(in) m(f); (= ambitious person)Ehrgeizling m (pej); he’s a higher ist ein Erfolgstyp (inf)
high-flown
adj style, speechhochtrabend, geschwollen; ambitionshochgesteckt; ideas, planshochfliegend
high-flyer
high-flying
adj aircraftmit großer Flughöhe; (fig) businessman etcerfolgreich; lifestyleexklusiv
high frequency
nHochfrequenz f
adjhochfrequent, Hochfrequenz-; high signalHochfrequenzsignal nt
High German
nHochdeutsch nt
high-grade
adjhochwertig; oregediegen
high ground
n
hoch liegendes Land; snow on highSchnee in hoch liegenden Gebieten
(fig) to regain the highseine überlegene Position zurückerobern; to take the political/intellectual highsich politisch/intellektuell aufs hohe Ross setzen; to lose/claim the moral highdie moralische Überlegenheit verlieren/für sich beanspruchen
high-handed
adj characterüberheblich; manner, behaviour, attitudeselbstherrlich; treatmentarrogant
high hat
n (US inf) → hochnäsiger Typ (inf)
high-hat (US inf)
adjhochnäsig (inf)
vtherablassend behandeln, von oben herab behandeln
high-heeled
high heels
plhohe Absätze pl
high-income
high-interest
adj (Fin) shares, accounthochverzinslich; loanhochverzinst; purchasemit hohen Zinsen
highjack
vt, n = hijack
highjacker
high jinks
pl (inf)ausgelassene Späße pl; the high over this billdas Theater um diesen Gesetzesentwurf (inf); there wasn’t much substance behind the verbal highhinter den Worten steckte nicht viel
high jump
n (Sport) → Hochsprung m; to be for the high (fig inf)dran sein (inf)
high jumper
n (Sport) → Hochspringer(in) m(f)
highland
adjhochländisch; area, town alsoim Hochland
Highlander
nBewohner(in) m(f)des schottischen Hochlands or der schottischen Highlands
Highland fling
n schottischer Volkstanz
Highland Games
pl schottisches Volksfest mit traditionellen Wettkämpfen
Highlands
plschottisches Hochland, (schottische) Highlands pl; (generally) → Berg- or Hochland nt
high-level
adj talks, discussionauf höchster Ebene; (Comput) languagehöher; high officialSpitzenfunktionär(in) m(f)
high life
nHighlife nt, → Leben ntin großem Stil
highlight
n
(Art, Phot) → Glanzlicht nt; (in hair) → Strähne f; highs (in hair) → Strähnchen pl
(fig)Höhepunkt m; I watched the highs of the matchich sah mir die Höhepunkte des Spiels an
vt
need, issue, problem, dangersein Schlaglicht werfen auf (+acc); this highs the fact that …das verdeutlicht die Tatsache, dass …
text (with highlighter) → hervorheben, markieren; (on computer screen) → markieren; hairSträhnen machen in (+acc)
highlighter
n
(= pen)Leuchtstift m, → Textmarker m
(for hair) → Aufheller m; (= cosmetic)Töner m
high living
nflottes or (pej)ausschweifendes Leben

high

:
high-maintenance
adj
patient, babypflegebedürftig
machinewartungsintensiv
(inf) girlfriend etcanspruchsvoll; relationshipzeitintensiv; a high authorein nicht gerade pflegeleichter Autor (inf)
High Mass
nHochamt nt
high-minded
adj idealshoch; intentionshochgesinnt; criticsanspruchsvoll
high muck-a-muck
n (sl)arrogantes, hohes Tier (pej)
high-necked

high

:
high-octane
adjmit einer hohen Oktanzahl
high-performance
adjHochleistungs-; high computerHochleistungscomputer m
high-pitched
adj
sound, voicehoch; scream, squeakschrill
(Archit) roofsteil
high point
nHöhepunkt m
high-powered
adj
(= powerful) machine, engine, computerleistungsfähig; rifle, gunleistungsstark; carstark(motorig); laserstark
personhochgestellt, hochkarätig (inf); (= dynamic)dynamisch; academic etcäußerst fähig; job, career, courseanspruchsvoll; conversationhochintellektuell; delegationhochkarätig (inf)
high-pressure
adj
(using air or liquid) → Hochdruck-; high pumpHochdruckpumpe f; high cylinderHochdruckzylinder m; high airDruckluft f; high hoseDruckleitung f
(Met) high areaHochdruckgebiet nt; a high area over the Atlanticein Hoch(druckgebiet) ntüber dem Atlantik, ein atlantisches Hoch
(fig) sales techniqueaggressiv; salesman alsoaufdringlich
(= stressful) jobsehr stressig; atmospheresehr (an)gespannt
vt (US) to high somebody into doing somethingjdn so unter Druck setzen, dass er etw tut
high-priced
adjteuer
high priest
n (lit, fig)Hohepriester m; a highein Hoher Priester m; of the highdes Hohen Priesters
high priestess
n (lit, fig)Hohepriesterin f; of the highder Hohen Priesterin
high-principled
high-profile
adjprofiliert
high-protein
adjeiweißreich
high-ranking
adjhoch(rangig), von hohem Rang
high relief
nHochrelief nt
high-resolution
adj screen, graphicshochauflösend
high-rise
adj high buildingHochhaus nt; high office (block)Bürohochhaus nt; high flats (Brit) → (Wohn)hochhaus nt
high-risk
adjrisikoreich; high groupRisikogruppe f; high victimeiner Risikogruppe angehörendes Opfer
highroad
n (old)Landstraße f; the high to successder sichere Weg zum Erfolg
high school
n (Brit) → ˜ Oberschule f (für 11 bis 18-Jährige); (US) → ˜ Oberschule f (für 15 bis 18-Jährige)

high

:
high-scoring
adj game (Ftbl, Hockey, Handball) → torreich; (Basketball) → punktreich
high seas
pl the highdie Meere pl; on the highauf hoher See, auf offenem Meer
high season
nHochsaison f; during (the) highwährend der Hochsaison
high seat
n (Hunt) → Hochsitz m
high-security
adj high prisonHochsicherheitsgefängnis nt; high wingHochsicherheitstrakt m
high-sided
adj high vehiclehohes Fahrzeug
high sign
n (US inf) → vereinbartes Signal; to give somebody a highjdm ein vereinbartes Signal geben
high society
nHigh Society f
high-sounding
adjklangvoll
high-speed
adjschnell; drillmit hoher Umdrehungszahl; high car chasewilde Verfolgungsjagd im Auto; high crashZusammenstoß mbei hoher Geschwindigkeit; high trainHochgeschwindigkeitszug m; high rail linkHochgeschwindigkeitszugverbindung f; high printerSchnelldrucker m; high lenshoch lichtstarkes Objektiv, lichtstarke Linse; high filmhoch lichtempfindlicher Film, hochempfindlicher Film
high-spirited
high spirits
plHochstimmung f; youthful highjugendlicher Übermut
high spot
nHöhepunkt m; to hit the highs (inf)auf den Putz hauen (inf)
high street
n (Brit) → Hauptstraße f; high banksGeschäftsbanken pl; high shopsGeschäfte plin der Innenstadt
high-strung
adj (US) → nervös
high summer
nHochsommer m
high table
n (Sch) → Lehrertisch m; (Univ) → Tisch mfür Professoren und Dozenten

high

:
high tea
n(frühes) Abendessen
hightech
n, adj = hi-tech
high technology
nHochtechnologie f, → Spitzentechnologie f
high-tension
adj (Elec) → Hochspannungs-; high cableHochspannungskabel nt
high treason
nHochverrat m
high-up
adj personhochgestellt
n (inf)hohes Tier (inf)
high-velocity
adjHochgeschwindigkeits-; high rifleHochgeschwindigkeitsgewehr nt
high-water mark
n (lit)Hochwasserstandsmarke f; (fig)höchster Stand
highway
n
(US) → Highway m, → ˜ Autobahn f
(Brit) → Landstraße f; public highöffentliche Straße; the highs and bywaysdie Straßen und Wege pl; (fig, of life, music) → alle Aspekte; he knows all the highs and byways of Dorseter kennt Weg und Steg in Dorset
Highway Code
highwayman
nRäuber m, → Wegelagerer m, → Strauchdieb m
highway robbery
nStraßenraub m; (fig inf)Nepp m (inf)
Highways Department
nTiefbauamt nt
high wire
nDrahtseil nt
high-yield
adj (Agr) → ertragsreich; (Fin) investment, bondertragsstark

high

[haɪ]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl)))
a. (gen) → alto/a
a building 60 metres high → un palazzo alto 60 metri
how high is Ben Nevis? → quanto è alto il Ben Nevis?
since she was so high (fam) → fin da quando era grande or alta così
to leave sb high and dry (fig) → piantare in asso qn
to be on one's high horse (fig) → montare or salire in cattedra
to be or act high and mighty → darsi delle arie
b. (frequency, pressure, temperature, salary, price) → alto/a; (speed, wind) → forte; (character, ideals) → nobile; (value, respect, number) → grande
to pay a high price for sth → pagare (molto) caro/a qc
his colour is very high → è molto rosso in viso
to have a high old time (fam) → spassarsela
it's high time you were in bed (fam) → dovresti essere già a letto da un pezzo
c. (Mus) (note) → alto/a; (sound, voice) → acuto/a
d. (fam) (on drugs) → fatto/a (000) (on drink) → su di giri
e. (Brit) (Culin) (meat, game) → frollato/a (000) (spoilt) → andato/a a male
2. adv (fly, aim, climb) → in alto
the doves flew high in the sky → le colombe volavano alte nel cielo
high up → molto in alto
high above the clouds → in alto sopra le nuvole
higher and higher → sempre più (in) alto
the bidding went as high as £500 → le offerte sono arrivate fino a 500 sterline
to hunt high and low → cercare per mare e per terra
feelings were running high → c'era molta tensione
3. n
a. on high (in heaven) → nell'alto dei cieli
orders from on high (also) (hum) → ordini dall'alto
b. exports have reached a new highle esportazioni hanno toccato un nuovo record
c. (Met) → anticiclone m, area di alta pressione

high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
ˈhighly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
ˈhighness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
ˈhigh-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
ˌhigh-ˈclass adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
ˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
ˌhigh-ˈhandedly adverb
ˌhigh-ˈhandedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
ˈhighlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
ˈhigh-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
ˈhighlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
ˌhighly-ˈstrung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
ˌhigh-ˈminded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
ˌhigh-ˈmindedness noun
ˌhigh-ˈpitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
ˌhigh-ˈpowered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
ˈhigh-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
ˈhighroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
ˌhigh-ˈspirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (ˌhai ˈtek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
ˈhighway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
ˈhighwaymanplural ˈhighwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.

high

عَالٍ, عالٍ, مُرْتَفِع vysoko, vysoký høj, højt hoch υψηλός, ψηλά, ψηλός alto kallis, korkea, korkealla élevé, haut, puissant glasan, visok, visoko alto, in alto 高い, 高く 고음의, 높은, 높이 hoog høy, høyt wysoki, wysoko altamente, alto, elevado большой, высокий, высоко hög, högt เป็นกองสูง, จำนวนมาก, สูง fahiş, yüksek, yüksekte cao, trên cao 高度地, 高的

high

a. alto-a, elevado-a;
___ blood pressurepresión alta;
___ -calorie dietdieta rica en calorías;
___ cholesterol___ nivel de colesterol;
___ colorde color subido;
___ nuclear wastedesechos nucleares de alta radioactividad;
___ -residue dietdieta ___ en residuos (fibras, celulosas);
___ -risk___ peligro o riesgo;
___ -risk behaviorconducta o actividades de ___ riesgo;
adv. altamente, sumamente, excesivamente.

high

adj alto; (something measured) alto, elevado; (fam, on drugs) drogado; Your cholesterol is high..Su colesterol está alto (elevado); high-dose V. dosis; high-fiber (high-protein, etc.) alto or rico en fibra (proteínas, etc.); high-pitched agudo, de alta frecuencia
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