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high US English

Of great vertical extent

high US Thesaurus

a high mountain

high C US English

A musical note, two octaves above middle C, at or near the upper limit of a soprano's vocal range; also the note an octave below this similarly at or near the upper limit of a tenor's vocal range; sometimes (in extended use) as the type of a very high note.

on high US English

In or to heaven or a high place

high-go US English

A festive celebration, especially of a boisterous or rowdy nature; a drinking bout, a spree.

high-up US English

A senior person in an organization

aim high US English

Be ambitious

fly high US English

Be very successful; prosper

head-high US English

As high as a person's head; at head height.

ace high US English

(In card games) having the ace (or another specified card) as the highest-ranking

run high US English

(Of a river) be full and close to overflowing, with a strong current

high art US English

Highly refined or sophisticated art; also occasionally as adjective.

high-band US English

Relating to or denoting an audio or video system using a relatively high carrier frequency, which allows more bandwidth for the signal

high beam US English

The brightest setting of a vehicle’s headlights

high-born US English

Having noble parents

high-cal US English

Short for high-calorie.

high camp US English

Camp of a kind regarded as either sophisticated or extreme.

high-cost US English

Relatively expensive

high day US English

The day of a religious festival

high doh US English

A name used for the eighth note of the scale in the tonic sol-fa system, being an octave higher than doh.

high-duty US English

Subject to heavy customs duty.

high-end US English

Denoting the most expensive of a range of products

high-fat US English

Denoting or relating to food or a diet that is high or relatively high in fat, especially saturated fat

high-fed US English

Fed richly or to excess; well-fed.

high five US English

A gesture of celebration or greeting in which two people slap each other’s open palm with their arms raised

high-flux US English

Having, characterized by, or relating to a high concentration of flux; contrasted with low-flux.

high gear US English

A gear that causes a wheeled vehicle to move fast, owing to a high ratio between the speed of the wheels and that of the mechanism driving them

high hat US English

A tall hat, especially a top hat

high head US English

A high headdress, especially of a type fashionable for women in the 18th cent.

high-hole US English

The northern flicker, Colaptes auratus, a brownish woodpecker with a spotted underside and a black crescent on the breast, found in North and Central America.

high hook US English

(Chiefly as a title) the person who hooks the most or the largest fish.

high jump US English

An athletic event in which competitors jump over a bar that is raised until only one competitor can jump over it without dislodging it

high-key US English

Having a predominance of light or bright tones

high kick US English

A kick with the foot high in the air, for example in dancing or martial arts

high king US English

A king to whom other rulers owe allegiance.

High Kirk US English

The principal church in a town, diocese, etc.

high lead US English

A high overhead cable used in the transport of logs from a logging site; = high line; frequently attributive.

high life US English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

high-lift US English

That lifts or raises something to a greater height than is usual; specifically (of aircraft wings) producing more lift than is usual.

high line US English

Fishing informal. The person who or boat which catches the most fish during a particular period of time; frequently as a title.

high-low US English

A lace-up boot with a low heel, reaching to the ankle, worn by military personnel in the 18th and early 19th centuries

High Mall US English

The time of day when the throng of promenaders in the Mall in London is at its height; also in extended use.

high man US English

A dice fixed so as to turn up high numbers, usually through being loaded or improperly spotted. Compare high runner. Usually in plural.

High Mass US English

(In the Roman Catholic Church) formerly, a mass with full ceremonial, including music and incense and typically having the assistance of a deacon and subdeacon

high note US English

A successful point in an event or period of time

high-paid US English

That is paid a high wage; earning good pay; (of a job, etc.) that pays well.

high-pass US English

(Of a filter) transmitting all frequencies above a certain value

high pole US English

Consisting of or relating to closely spaced forest trees with tall but relatively narrow trunks.

high post US English

US. Designating a bed that has a tall upright post at each corner, often for the support of a canopy or curtains. Compare four-post. Now chiefly historical.

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