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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 ?
The hot wind beating in my face made me think--without any connection that I can trace of a summer day in Kentucky, of a meadow that seemed as big as the ocean to the very little girl walking through the grass, which was higher than her waist.
Like nations of higher pretensions, the American Indian gives a very different account of his own tribe or race from that which is given by other people.
There is one place where two breadths didn't match, and the eyes go all up and down the line, one a little higher than the other.
At first in gathered mists on the higher peaks that were lifted in the morning sun only to show a fresher field of dazzling white below; in white clouds that at first seemed to be mere drifts blown across from those fresh snowfields, and obscuring the clear blue above; in far-off murmurs in the hollow hills and gulches; in nearer tinkling melody and baby prattling in the leaves.
In fact, he showed more of the Pyncheon quality, and had won higher eminence in the world, than any of his race since the time of the original Puritan.
It might be difficult -- and it was so -- to conceive how he should exist hereafter, so earthly and sensuous did he seem; but surely his existence here, admitting that it was to terminate with his last breath, had been not unkindly given; with no higher moral responsibilities than the beasts of the field, but with a larger scope of enjoyment than theirs, and with all their blessed immunity from the dreariness and duskiness of age.
As he possessed no higher attribute, and neither sacrificed nor vitiated any spiritual endowment by devoting all his energies and ingenuities to subserve the delight and profit of his maw, it always pleased and satisfied me to hear him expatiate on fish, poultry, and butcher's meat, and the most eligible methods of preparing them for the table.
They performed the dizziest feats of arithmetic, soaring quite out of MY feeble range, and perpetrated, in higher spirits than ever, geographical and historical jokes.
But it was a foot too narrow, and the other bench in the room was about four inches higher than the planed one --so there was no yoking them.
The consequence of all this was, that the archangel cared little or nothing for the captain and mates; and since the epidemic had broken out, he carried a higher hand than ever; declaring that the plague, as he called it, was at his sole command; nor should it be stayed but according to his good pleasure.
I like to toss my head about and hold it as high as any horse; but fancy now yourself, if you tossed your head up high and were obliged to hold it there, and that for hours together, not able to move it at all, except with a jerk still higher, your neck aching till you did not know how to bear it.
Nonetheless, the scores of their 8th graders on the so-called higher-order skills connected with reading and reckoning, such as comprehension and problem solving, are not only higher than ours, but are also more equitably distributed among social classes.