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high·ness

 (hī′nĭs)
n.
1. The quality or condition of being high.
2. Highness Used with His, Her, or Your as a title and form of address for a prince or princess: Her Royal Highness the Princess Margaret.

highness

(ˈhaɪnɪs)
n
the condition of being high or lofty

Highness

(ˈhaɪnɪs)
n
(preceded by: Your, His, or Her) a title used to address or refer to a royal person

high•ness

(ˈhaɪ nɪs)

n.
1. the quality or state of being high; loftiness.
2. (cap.) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usu. prec. by His, Her, Your, etc.).
[before 900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Highness - (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person
royal family, royal house, royal line, royalty - royal persons collectively; "the wedding was attended by royalty"
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician - a member of the aristocracy
2.highness - the quality of being high or lofty
height, tallness - the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
lowness - the quality of being low; lacking height; "he was suddenly aware of the lowness of the ceiling"
3.highness - a high degree (of amount or force etc.); "responsible for the highness of the rates"
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"
Translations
إرتفاع، علو، سُموصاحِب السُّمو
výševýsostvznešenost
Deres Højhedhøjhed
hæîhátign
výsosť
visokost

highness

[ˈhaɪnɪs] Naltura f
Highness (as title) → Alteza f
His/Her/Your Royal HighnessSu Alteza Real
Your Royal HighnessesSus Altezas Reales

Highness

highness [ˈhaɪnəs] nAltesse f
Her Highness → son Altesse
Your Highness → votre Altessehigh noon n
(= midday) → midi m
(= crunch time) → moment m de véritéhigh-octane [ˌhaɪˈɒkteɪn] adj [performance] → électrisant(e)high-performance [ˌhaɪpərˈɔːrməns] adj [computer, engine] → à hautes performances
a high-performance car → un bolidehigh-pitched [ˌhaɪˈpɪtʃt] adj [voice, sound, note] → aigu(ë)high point n [visit, holiday, event] → clou m
the high point of the evening → le clou de la soiréehigh-powered [ˌhaɪˈpsʊərd] adj
[car] → puissant(e); [engine] → de forte puissance; [weapon, rifle] → à grande puissance de feu
[person, executive] → de choc; [job] → à responsabilités, de haut vol
a high-powered executive chairman → un PDG de chochigh pressure n (METEOROLOGY)haute pression fhigh-pressure high pressure [ˌhaɪˈprɛʃər] adj
[sales, tactics, techniques] → agressif/ive
[job] → stressant(e)
[hose, steam] → haute pression, à haute pressionhigh priest n
(RELIGION)grand prêtre m
(fig) (= expert) the high priest of sth → le grand prêtre de qchhigh priestess n
(RELIGION)grande prêtresse f
(fig) (= expert) the high priestess of sth → la grande prêtresse de qchhigh-profile high profile [ˌhaɪˈprəʊfaɪl] modif [person, figure, politician] → très en vue; [position] → très en vue; [role] → très influent(e); [issue] → très discuté(e); [event] → médiatisé(e)
the high-profile reception being given to Mr Harper → la réception très médiatisée donnée en l'honneur de M. Harperhigh-ranking [ˌhaɪˈræŋkɪŋ] adj [official, officer] → de haut rang
a high-ranking member of the Party → un membre haut placé du partihigh resolution nhaute résolution fhigh-resolution [ˌhaɪrɛzəˈluːʃən] modif [image] → haute résolution inv; [video] → haute résolution invhigh-rise [ˈhaɪraɪz]
ntour f, tour f d'habitation
I live in a high-rise → J'habite dans une tour.
modif
high-rise building → tour f, tour f d'habitation
a block of high-rise flats → une barre, un grand ensemble
a high-rise apartment block → un grand ensemble m
high-rise office buildings → des tours fpl de bureauxhigh-risk [ˌhaɪˈrɪsk] adj
(= risky) [strategy] → à haut risque
(= at risk) [person, group] → à haut risque
(INSURANCE) [driver, area] → à haut risque
(FINANCE) [bond, security, investment] → à haut risquehigh road n
(British) (= main road) → grand-route f
(mainly US) to take the high road (= be prudent) → se montrer prudent(e), adopter une ligne modérée
US diplomats say the president is likely to take the high road in his statements about international trade → Les diplomates américains disent que le président adoptera probablement une ligne modérée dans ses déclarations sur le commerce international.high-roller high roller [ˌhaɪˈrəʊlər] nflambeur/euse m/fhigh school n
(US)lycée m
(British)établissement m d'enseignement secondairehigh seas npl
on the high seas → en haute merhigh season n (British) (for tourism)haute saison f, saison f hautehigh-sided vehicle nvéhicule m haut (donnant prise au vent)high sign n (US)signe m d'intelligencehigh society nhaute société fhigh-sounding [ˌhaɪˈsaʊndɪŋ] adj [idea, language] → grandiloquent(e)high-speed [ˌhaɪˈspiːd] modif
[train] → ultrarapide, à grande vitesse
[internet access] → haut débit inv, à haut débithigh-spirited [ˌhaɪˈspɪrɪtɪd] adj [person] → plein(e) d'entrain; [horse] → fougueux/eusehigh spot n [visit, holiday] → clou mhigh stakes npl
to play for high stakes → jouer gros jeuhigh street n (British) [town] → rue f principale; [village] → grand-rue fhigh-street [ˈhaɪstriːt] modif (British) a high-street store, a high-street shop (British)une grande enseignehigh-strung [ˌhaɪˈstrʌŋ] adj (US) = highly strunghigh summer ncœur m de l'été

highness

n
Höhe f; highness of idealshohe Ideale pl
Her/Your HighnessIhre/Eure Hoheit; yes, Your Highnessja, Hoheit

highness

[ˈhaɪnɪs] n Your HighnessVostra Altezza

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 ?
On her left hand she bore a hawk, a proof to Don Quixote's mind that she must be some great lady and the mistress of the whole hunting party, which was the fact; so he said to Sancho, "Run Sancho, my son, and say to that lady on the palfrey with the hawk that I, the Knight of the Lions, kiss the hands of her exalted beauty, and if her excellence will grant me leave I will go and kiss them in person and place myself at her service for aught that may be in my power and her highness may command; and mind, Sancho, how thou speakest, and take care not to thrust in any of thy proverbs into thy message.