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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.
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Now, as both of these gentlemen were industrious in taking every opportunity of recommending themselves to the widow, they apprehended one certain method was, by giving her son the constant preference to the other lad; and as they conceived the kindness and affection which Mr Allworthy showed the latter, must be highly disagreeable to her, they doubted not but the laying hold on all occasions to degrade and vilify him, would be highly pleasing to her; who, as she hated the boy, must love all those who did him any hurt.
Knightley thought highly of thembut they must be coarse and unpolished, and very unfit to be the intimates of a girl who wanted only a little more knowledge and elegance to be quite perfect.
At last he made the discovery that to discharge this highly connected female - to have it in his power to say, 'She was a woman of family, and wanted to stick to me, but I wouldn't have it, and got rid of her' - would be to get the utmost possible amount of crowning glory out of the connection, and at the same time to punish Mrs.
AN ASS having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on to give them such beautiful voices.
But her imitations of a Parisian personage, very highly placed indeed, as she represented him standing in the corner of a room with his face to the wall, rubbing the back of his head and moaning helplessly, "Rita, you are the death of me
It was the very busiest working time, when all the peasantry show an extraordinary intensity of self-sacrifice in labor, such as is never shown in any other conditions of life, and would be highly esteemed if the men who showed these qualities themselves thought highly of them, and if it were not repeated every year, and if the results of this intense labor were not so simple.
Wickham began to speak on more general topics, Meryton, the neighbourhood, the society, appearing highly pleased with all that he had yet seen, and speaking of the latter with gentle but very intelligible gallantry.
I esteemed eloquence highly, and was in raptures with poesy; but I thought that both were gifts of nature rather than fruits of study.
We also found in this building real sleeping apartments with ancient beds of highly wrought metal swinging from enormous gold chains depending from the marble ceilings.
means Highly Magnified," returned the Woggle-Bug, proudly.
I do not pretend to plead the immunities of my order so highly as this; but neither will I allow that the author of a modern antique romance is obliged to confine himself to the introduction of those manners only which can be proved to have absolutely existed in the times he is depicting, so that he restrain himself to such as are plausible and natural, and contain no obvious anachronism.
An argument, as it seems to me, of great weight, and applicable in several other cases, is, that the above-specified breeds, though agreeing generally in constitution, habits, voice, colouring, and in most parts of their structure, with the wild rock-pigeon, yet are certainly highly abnormal in other parts of their structure: we may look in vain throughout the whole great family of Columbidae for a beak like that of the English carrier, or that of the short-faced tumbler, or barb; for reversed feathers like those of the jacobin; for a crop like that of the pouter; for tail-feathers like those of the fantail.

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