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High appears in the following tongue twister:

  • I see he sees high seas she sees.

High appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux. (97 letters)
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Usage statistics for the adjective high:

spoken English30.56%written English69.44% conversational speech31.08%task-oriented speech68.92% imaginative writing28.89%informational writing71.11%
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High is sometimes a misspelling of height.

The word high is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective high

What does high mean as an attribute of a noun?

High is the 5th most common adjective in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: higher | highest

  1. greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
  2. (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')
  3. standing above others in quality or position
    • examples: people in high places | the high priest
    • synonym of high: eminent
    • similar: superior
  4. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
  5. happy and excited and energetic
  6. (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
  7. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

Alternative definition of the adjective high


  1. Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things.
  2. Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
  3. [slang] To be under the influence of a mood affecting drug; stoned.
  4. Of a quantity or value, great or large.
  5. [acoustics] Of greater frequency, or with more rapid wave oscillations.
  6. [of a, body of water] With tall waves.

Definition of the adverb high

What does high mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. at a great altitude
    • example: he climbed high on the ladder
    • synonym of high: high up
  2. in or to a high position, amount, or degree
    • example: prices have gone up far too high
  3. in a rich manner
  4. far up toward the source
    • example: he lives high up the river

Alternative definition of the adverb high


  1. In or to an elevated position.
  2. In or at a great value.
  3. In a pitch of great frequency.

Definition of the noun high

What does high mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: highs

  1. a lofty level or position or degree
    • example: summer temperatures reached an all-time high
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • antonym: low
    • more generic words: degree / grade / level = a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
  2. an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • example: the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic term: air mass = a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally
    • part of: anticyclone = winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center
  3. a state of sustained elation
    • example: I'm on a permanent high these days
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • antonym: low spirits
    • more generic word: elation = an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
  4. a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
    • example: they took drugs to get a high on
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: elation = an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism
  5. a high place
    • example: they stood on high and observed the countryside
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • synonym of high: heights
    • more generic terms: place / spot / topographic point = a point located with respect to surface features of some region
  6. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
  7. a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of high: high gear
    • more generic terms: gear / gear mechanism = a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose
    • more specific word: overdrive = a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power
    • part of: auto / automobile / car / machine / motorcar = a motor vehicle with four wheels


Who is High?

HIGH was a graffiti artist, and designer from Amsterdam, Netherlands, who appeared in the 2006 documentary Kroonjuwelen.

  • also known as Sven Westendorp
  • born on (45 years ago) in Amsterdam
  • nationality: Netherlands
  • profession: Graffiti artist
  • died on (4 years ago)


  1. "High" is the second pop single written by British duo Lighthouse Family for their second album Postcards from Heaven. The song was produced by Mike Peden. It was released on the last day of 1997 and reached No. 1 in Australia as well as being in the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Europe. "High" is the most successful single released by the Lighthouse Family so far, having reached the top 10 in many countries and may also be known as "Forever You And Me".
  2. "High" is a folk rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Ricky Ross for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam. The song was produced by Tom Rothrock and Jimmy Hogarth and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the first single in the autumn of 2004 and failed to make an impact on the United Kingdom singles chart, peaking well outside the top 75. Following the success of "You're Beautiful", "High" was re-released in the autumn of 2005, and became a top 20 hit worldwide, charting at number three in Italy and at number 16 in Britain.
  3. "High" is the first single from the 1992 album Wish by The Cure. The track reached number one on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number eight in the UK Singles Chart.
  4. "High" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Knut Anders Sørum.
  5. "High" is the fourth and final album from Glaswegian adult contemporary band The Blue Nile, released on 30 August 2004 on Sanctuary Records. A single, "I Would Never", was released one week prior to the album: a second song, "She Saw the World", was made available as a promotional single, but never released officially.
  6. "High" a.k.a. "high!" is a musical EP of Sons of All Pussys.
    • released on (11 years ago)
  7. "High" is a song by Australian electronic music duo Peking Duk. The song features vocals from Nicole Millar. It was written and produced by Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles of Peking Duk. The song was released on 14 February 2014, by Vicious Recordings.
  8. "High" is a 1988 song recorded by French artist David Hallyday. It was the second of the four singles from his debut studio album True Cool. Released in November 1988, the song was a hit in France, becoming David Hallyday's first number-one single.
  9. "High" is the tenth studio album of British rock band New Model Army, released on 20 August 2007 in the UK, 24 August in Germany, and 4 September in North America.
    • genre: Rock music
    • released on (8 years ago)
  10. "High" is a song by Feeder, released as the band's fourth and final single from the album Polythene. This track was not included on the album until its re-issue in October of the same year, and is seen as a fan anthem.
  11. "High" is the sixth album by the thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, released on June 3, 1997. Until 2012's Ugly Noise, it was their last album with guitarist Michael Gilbert and drummer Kelly David Smith.
  12. "High" is a musical single of Lighthouse Family.
    • released on (17 years ago)
  13. "High" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  14. "High" is a musical single of James Blunt.
  15. "High" is a musical single of The Cure.
    • released on (22 years ago)
  16. "High" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  17. "High" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  18. "High" is a musical single of Feeder.
    • released on (17 years ago)


"High" is a film released in 1967, directed by Larry Kent and starring Lanny Beckman, Astri Thorvik, Peter Mathews, Joyce Cay, and Denis Payne. It was filmed in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

  • country: Canada
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Crime Fiction, Drama
  • released on (46 years ago)


  1. High a.k.a. Haute couture refers to the creation of exclusive custom-fitted clothing. Haute couture is fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive, often unusual fabric and sewn with extreme attention to detail and finished by the most experienced and capable seamstresses, often using time-consuming, hand-executed techniques. Couture translates literally from French as "dressmaking", but may also refer to fashion, sewing, or needlework and is also used as a common abbreviation of haute couture and refers to the same thing in spirit. Haute translates literally to "high". A haute couture garment is often made for a client, tailored specifically for the wearer’s measurements and body stance. Considering the amount of time, money, and skill that is allotted to each completed piece, haute couture garments are also described as having no price tag - in other words, budget is not relevant. Each couture piece is not made to sell. Rather, they were designed and constructed for the runway, much like an art exhibition.
  2. High is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.
  3. High is a play written by Matthew Lombardo. The story revolves around a nun, Sister Jamison Connelly, who deals with her sordid past and the people around her with her acerbic wit and wisdom. When Sister Jamison agrees to sponsor a gay 19-year-old drug user and hustler in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. HIGH explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility.
  4. High is a 2011 theater production of the play by Matthew Lombardo.
    • award: - Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play nomination for Evan Jonigkeit

Phrases with High

Phrases starting with the word High:

  1. High C
  2. high up
  3. high-up
  4. high bar
  5. high bit
  6. high dam
  7. high hat
  8. high sea
  9. high tea
  10. High-End
  11. high-hat
  12. high-low
  13. high-top
  14. high beam
  15. High Card

Phrases ending with the word High:

  1. On High
  2. fly high
  3. Get High
  4. Got High
  5. sky-high

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for High

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Prehistory (2012)

Volume 6: North America by Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember

RELATIVE TIME PERIOD: Follows the Middle High Plains Archaic tradition, precedes the High Plains Late Prehistoric tradition. LoCATION: All but the northwestern corner of modernday Wyoming ...

Google previewComplete Encyclopedia of the Freshwater Aquarium (2001)

by John Dawes

JAPANESE CRESS Cardamine lyrata Water preferences: Wot critical Lighting: Medium to high Temperature range: Coldwater/tropical HORNWORT Ceratophyllum ...

Google previewA High-school Dictionary of the English Language Explanatory, Pronouncing, and Synonymous (1873)

With an Appendix Containing Various Useful Tables : Mainly Abridged from the Latest Edition of the Quarto Dictionary of Noah Webster by William Greenleaf Webster, William Adolphus Wheeler

High (hi), a. Elevated; lofty; exorbitant ; exalted : dear. — adv. Aloft; eminently.

Google previewA Dictionary of Human Resource Management (2008)

by Edmund Heery, Mike Noon

More recently, HCMis being used asa general termthatembraces a diverserangeof human resource practices and techniques (sometimes labelled high commitment practices—HCPs) designed to improvethe overall performance of the ...

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Usage statistics about high

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective high:

spoken English30.56%written English69.44% conversational speech31.08%task-oriented speech68.92% imaginative writing28.89%informational writing71.11%

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the adjective high:


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Quotes about High

All I want are high heels, high heels. If I was a girl, I'd wear a lot of high heels. High, stiletto heels. (Isaac Mizrahi)
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Scrabble value of H4I1G2H4

The value of this 4-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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