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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.

higher

(ˈhaɪə)
adj
the comparative of high
(in Scotland) n (usually capital)
1. (Education)
a. the advanced level of the Scottish Certificate of Education
b. (as modifier): Higher Latin.
2. (Education) a pass in a particular subject at Higher level: she has four Highers.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.higher - advanced in complexity or elaboration; "higher finance"; "higher mathematics"
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"
2.higher - of education beyond the secondary level; "higher education"; "higher learning"
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"

higher

adjective
1. Being at a height or level above another:
2. Being at a rank above another:
Translations

higher

[ˈhaɪəʳ]
A. ADJ COMPAR of highmás alto; [form of life, court] → superior; [price] → más elevado; [number, speed] → mayor
any number higher than sixcualquier número superior a or mayor de seis
higher interest rates are a possibilityexiste la posibilidad de una subida de los tipos de interés
higher rate taximpuesto m en la banda superior
B. ADV COMPAR of high
1. (lit) → más alto
I can jump higher than youpuedo saltar más alto que tú
to fly higher than the cloudsvolar encima de las nubes
to fly higher stillvolar a mayor altura todavía
higher and highermás y más (alto)
the balloon climbed higher and higherel globo se elevaba más y más (alto)
try hanging the picture a bit higher upprueba a poner el cuadro un poquito más alto or más arriba
higher up the hillmás arriba en la colina
2. (fig) the dollar closed higher todayla cotización del dólar ha cerrado más alta hoy
unemployment is expected to rise even higherse espera que el desempleo aumente aún más
prices are rising higher and higherlos precios están subiendo más y más, los precios son cada vez más altos
C. N (Scot) (Scol) = Higher Grade
D. CPD higher education Neducación f superior, enseñanza f superior
Higher Grade N (Scot) (Scol) examen de estado que se realiza a la edad de 16 años
Higher National Certificate N (Brit) (Scol) → Certificado m Nacional de Estudios Superiores
Higher National Diploma N (Brit) (Scol) → Diploma m Nacional de Estudios Superiores A LEVELS

higher

[ˈhaɪər]
adj comparative [form of life, study] → supérieur(e)
adv
[jump, climb] → plus haut
(FINANCE) to close higher [stocks, shares, currency] → terminer à la hausse
Japanese stocks closed higher in Tokyo trading today → Les valeurs japonaises ont aujourd'hui terminé à la hausse à la Bourse de Tokyo.higher education
modif
higher education institution → établissement d'enseignement supérieurHigher Grade n (in Scottish education system)diplôme m de fin d'études secondairesbaccalauréat mhigher-up [ˌhaɪərˈʌp] (US) n (= powerful person) → grosse légume fhigh explosive nexplosif m

higher

adj
comp of high
mathematicshöher; animals, life-formshöher (entwickelt)
n Higher (Scot) → ˜ Abiturabschluss m; to take one’s Highers˜ das Abitur machen; three Highers˜ das Abitur in drei Fächern

higher

:
higher education
Higher National Certificate
n (Brit) → ˜ Berufsschulabschluss m
Higher National Diploma
n (Brit) Qualifikationsnachweis in technischen Fächern
higher-up
n (inf)höheres Tier (inf)

higher

[ˈhaɪəʳ]
1. adj (form of life, study) → superiore
2. advpiù in alto, più in su

higher

(comp de high) adj (physically) más alto, más arriba; (numerically) superior a, por encima de, mayor de; higher on your back..más arriba en su espalda; It’s higher than 200..Es superior a 200..Está por encima de 200.. Es mayor de 200.
References in classic literature ?
He imagined his father's having suddenly been presented with both the Vladimir and the Andrey today, and in consequence being much better tempered at his lesson, and dreamed how, when he was grown up, he would himself receive all the orders, and what they might invent higher than the Andrey.
IN PARTICULAR This Work Is Dedicated By A Humble Native Of Flatland In the Hope that Even as he was Initiated into the Mysteries OF THREE DIMENSIONS Having been previously conversant With ONLY TWO So the Citizens of that Celestial Region May aspire yet higher and higher To the Secrets of FOUR FIVE or EVEN SIX Dimensions Thereby contributing To the Enlargement of THE IMAGINATION And the possible Development Of that most and excellent GIFT of MODESTY Among the Superior Races Of SOLID HUMANITY
Too much horrified to speak, They can only shriek, shriek, Out of tune, In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire, In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire, Leaping higher, higher, higher, With a desperate desire, And a resolute endeavor Now - now to sit, or never, By the side of the pale-faced moon.
The higher they flew with the mirror, the more terribly it grinned: they could hardly hold it fast.
The higher virtue, which is identical with knowledge, is an ideal only.
But virtue is not taught, and therefore in this higher and ideal sense there is no virtue and no knowledge.
The miser crept into the bush to find it; but directly he had got into the middle, his companion took up his fiddle and played away, and the miser began to dance and spring about, capering higher and higher in the air.
Then a rushing sound was heard, and a wave swept the flute off the bank, and soon the head of the hunter appeared and rose up higher and higher till he was half out of the water.
Immediately the head of the hunter rose up from the pond, getting higher and higher each moment, till at length he stepped on to the bank and fell on his wife's neck.
The cause of the confusion was that while the Austrian cavalry was moving toward our left flank, the higher command found that our center was too far separated from our right flank and the cavalry were all ordered to turn back to the right.
It may well be that these stories are not higher than fact nor yet true to fact: they are, very possibly, what Xenophanes says of them.
There are nearer approaches to modern metaphysics in the Philebus and in the Sophist; the Politicus or Statesman is more ideal; the form and institutions of the State are more clearly drawn out in the Laws; as works of art, the Symposium and the Protagoras are of higher excellence.