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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.

highly

(ˈhaɪlɪ)
adv
1. (intensifier): highly pleased; highly disappointed.
2. with great approbation or favour: we spoke highly of it.
3. in a high position: placed highly in class.
4. at or for a high price or cost

high•ly

(ˈhaɪ li)

adv.
1. extremely: highly amusing.
2. admiringly: spoke highly of her
3. generously: a highly paid consultant.
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.highly - to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect; "highly successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing"; "extremely interesting"
2.highly - at a high rate or wage; "highly paid workers"
3.highly - in a high position or level or rank; "details known by only a few highly placed persons"

highly

adverb
2. favourably, well, warmly, enthusiastically, approvingly, appreciatively one of the most highly regarded chefs in the French capital

highly

adverb
To a high degree:
Informal: awful.
Chiefly Regional: mighty.
Translations
باحْترامٍ عالٍ، بتَقْديرجدا ،عالياً
uznánívysocevysoko
højtyderst
mjögvel, meî virîingu/velòóknun
s uznaním
visoko
çokçok iyiçok olumluhayliövgüyle

highly

[ˈhaɪlɪ] ADV
1. (with adj, pp used as adj) [effective, sensitive, controversial] → muy, sumamente; [qualified, developed, sophisticated] → sumamente, altamente; [significant] → sumamente, tremendamente
highly acclaimedsumamente elogiado
highly charged [atmosphere, occasion, debate] → muy tenso
highly coloured [clothes, picture] → de colores chillones; [description, account] → muy exagerado
highly educatedmuy culto
highly intelligentsumamente inteligenteinteligentísimo
it is highly likely that he will win the competitiones muy or sumamente probable que gane la competición
highly paid [person, job] → muy bien pagado
a highly placed officialun funcionario importante, un alto cargo
he is highly placed in the companyestá muy bien situado en la compañía
highly polished [shoes, furniture, tiles] → muy brillantes; [book, film, description] → muy bueno, muy pulido
highly qualifiedmuy preparado, muy cualificado
this book is highly recommendedeste libro está muy recomendado
she came to the job highly recommendedvino muy bien recomendada
a highly regarded writerun escritor de mucha reputación
highly sexedmuy sensual, con mucho apetito sexual
highly spicedcon muchas especias, muy condimentado
highly strungmuy nervioso, muy excitable
a highly successful businessmanun hombre de negocios de muchísimo éxito
highly trained soldierssoldados sumamente adiestrados
the staff are highly trainedel personal está altamente capacitado
it is highly unlikely that she will see youes muy poco probable que te reciba
2. (with verb)
to praise sb highlyalabar or elogiar mucho a algn
I can't praise him highly enoughtodo elogio que haga de él es poco
I don't rate him very highlyno tengo muy buena opinión de él
his chances of survival are not rated very highlyno se cree que tenga muchas posibilidades de sobrevivir
he is highly regarded by all his staffestá muy bien considerado por todo su personal
these children score very highly in intelligence testsestos niños consiguen unas puntuaciones muy altas en los tests de inteligencia
to speak highly of sb/sthhablar muy bien de algn/algo
to think highly of sb/sthtener muy buena opinión de algn/algo
to value sth highlyapreciar mucho algo

highly

[ˈhaɪli] adv
(= extremely) [effective] → hautement; [controversial] → hautement; [competitive] → hautement
highly possible → fort possible
highly unlikely → hautement improbable
It seems highly unlikely that she will succeed → Il semble hautement improbable qu'elle réussisse.
highly sensitive [subject, area] → hautement sensible
to be highly competitive [person] → avoir un esprit de compétition très développé; [market] → être hautement concurrentiel
DIY remains a highly competitive sector → Le bricolage demeure un secteur hautement concurrentiel.
highly successful
Mr Singh was a highly successful salesman → M. Singh remportait beaucoup de succès dans son métier de vendeur. highly paid, highly trained, highly rated, highly charged
(expressing approval) to speak highly of sb/sth → dire beaucoup de bien de qn/qch
to think highly of sb/sth → penser beaucoup de bien de qn/qch
to be highly regarded → être hautement considéré(e)
to be highly respected → être hautement respecté(e), inspirer le plus grand respect
He was highly respected by both friends and enemies → Il inspirait le plus grand respect à la fois à ses amis et à ses ennemis.
BUT Il était hautement respecté, à la fois par ses amis et ses ennemis.highly charged highly-charged adj [atmosphere, situation] → électrique, hautement émotionnel(le); [debate] → électrique, très tendu(e)
the highly-charged atmosphere of the Middle East → l'atmosphère électrique du Moyen-Orient
The atmosphere was as highly charged as ever → L'atmosphère était aussi électrique qu'à l'habitude.highly paid highly-paid adj [person] → à haut salaire; [job] → à haut salaire
highly-paid jobs → des emplois à hauts salaires
a highly-paid executive → un cadre à haut salaire
He was the most highly paid member of their staff
BUT De tous leurs salariés, c'était le mieux payé.
to be highly paid [person] → être bien payé(e), percevoir un haut salairehighly rated highly-rated adj [sports player, athlete] → de premier plan; [restaurant] → très coté(e)
a highly-rated goalkeeper → un gardien de premier plan
to be highly rated [person] → être hautement estimé(e)
He is highly rated by his managers → Il est hautement estimé par sa direction.highly strung highly-strung adjtrès nerveux/eusehighly trained highly-trained adj [scientist, engineer] → hautement qualifié(e); [athlete, soldier] → hautement entraîné(e)
a highly-trained soldier → un soldat hautement entraîné
to be highly trained [scientist, engineer] → être hautement qualifié(e); [athlete, soldier] → être hautement entraîné(e)high mass High Mass ngrand-messe fhigh-minded [ˌhaɪˈmaɪndɪd] adj [person] → d'une grande élévation morale; [ambition, wish] → noblehigh-necked [ˌhaɪˈnɛkt] adjà col haut

highly

adv
(emph: = extremely) successful, sensitive, competitive, controversial, criticaläußerst; inflammableleicht; spicedstark; individual, unusual, significant, efficientäußerst, höchst; highly charged (atmosphere)aufgeladen; debatehitzig; highly coloured (Brit) or colored (US) (lit)farbenfroh, sehr bunt; (fig) report, description (= one-sided)stark gefärbt; (= detailed)ausgeschmückt; to be highly critical of somebody/somethingjdn/etw scharf kritisieren; highly trainedäußerst gut ausgebildet; skilled workerhoch qualifiziert; sportspersondurchtrainiert; highly skilledäußerst geschickt; worker, workforcehoch qualifiziert; highly placed (in organization, society) → hochgestellt; (Sport, in league) → führend; highly respected/gifted/educated/paid/developedhoch geachtet/bezahlt/entwickelt, hochbegabt, hochgebildet; highly intelligent/topicalhochintelligent/-aktuell; highly polished (= shiny)auf Hochglanz poliert; shoes, brassblank geputzt; (= accomplished) performance, style, manners, languageperfekt ausgefeilt; highly sophisticated (person, audience)höchst anspruchsvoll; technology, equipmenthoch entwickelt; highly toxichochgiftig; highly unlikely or improbableäußerst or höchst unwahrscheinlich
regard, rate, prizehoch; he is a highly regarded writerer ist ein hoch angesehener Autor; they were highly praisedsie wurden hoch gelobt; I don’t rate him very highly at allich halte überhaupt nicht viel von ihm; she rates highly among world class athletessie zählt zu den Weltklassesportlern; to be highly prized for its flavourwegen seines Geschmacks hoch geschätzt werden; to speak highly of somebody/somethingsich sehr positiv über jdn/etw äußern; to think highly of somebody/somethingeine hohe Meinung von jdm/etw haben; highly recommendedsehr empfehlenswert; I can highly recommend itich kann es sehr empfehlen; she came highly recommendedsie kam mit einer sehr guten Empfehlung

highly

[ˈhaɪlɪ] advestremamente, molto
highly paid → pagato/a molto bene
highly spiced dishes → piatti molto piccanti
highly specialized → altamente specializzato/a
to think highly of sb → avere molta stima di qn
to speak highly of → parlare molto bene di

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.
References in classic literature ?
President and gentlemen," he began, assuming a parliamentary attitude and tone, "I wish to propose the admission of a new member--one who highly deserves the honor, would be deeply grateful for it, and would add immensely to the spirit of the club, the literary value of the paper, and be no end jolly and nice.
One of the teachers had spoken highly of her and he was de- lighted.
That afternoon she was telling me how highly esteemed our friend the badger was in her part of the world, and how men kept a special kind of dog, with very short legs, to hunt him.
Still is this a breed highly esteemed and, as you witness, much honored with the burdens it is often destined to bear.
Logan and his party been with us, it is highly probable we should have given the savages a total defeat.
All such proofs of a ready mind and skilful handiwork were highly acceptable to the aristocratic hucksteress, so long as she could murmur to herself with a grim smile, and a half-natural sigh, and a sentiment of mixed wonder, pity, and growing affection,--
His gourmandism was a highly agreeable trait; and to hear him talk of roast meat was as appetizing as a pickle or an oyster.
This neighborhood, at the time of which I am speaking, was one of those highly favored places which abound with chronicle and great men.
I walked in a world of their invention--they had no occasion whatever to draw upon mine; so that my time was taken only with being, for them, some remarkable person or thing that the game of the moment required and that was merely, thanks to my superior, my exalted stamp, a happy and highly distinguished sinecure.
And, not to speak of the highly presumable difference of contour between a young sucking whale and a full-grown Platonian Leviathan; yet, even in the case of one of those young sucking whales hoisted to a ship's deck, such is then the outlandish, eel-like, limbered, varying shape of him, that his precise expression the devil himself could not catch.
It was all highly specialized labor, each man having his task to do; generally this would consist of only two or three specific cuts, and he would pass down the line of fifteen or twenty carcasses, making these cuts upon each.
Some other remains, preserved from decomposition by the grape system, told me that the grapes were of a peculiar breed, highly medicinal in their nature, and that they were counted out and administered by the grape-doctors as methodically as if they were pills.

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