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high US English

Of great vertical extent

on high US English

In or to heaven or a high place

high-up US English

A senior person in an organization

aim high US English

Be ambitious

pin-high US English

(Of a ball) at the same distance from the tee as the hole, but off to one side

ride high US English

Be successful

fly high US English

Be very successful; prosper

sky-high US English

As if reaching the sky; very high

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-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-cost US English

Relatively expensive

high day US English

The day of a religious festival

high-end US English

Denoting the most expensive of a range of products

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 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 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 life US English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

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 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 noon US English

Midday

high note US English

A successful point in an event or period of time

high-pass US English

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

high-rise US English

(Of a building) having many stories

high-risk US English

Involving or exposed to a high level of danger

high road US English

A main road

high seas US English

The open ocean, especially that not within any country’s jurisdiction

high sign US English

A surreptitious gesture, often prearranged, giving warning or indicating that all is well

high spot US English

The most enjoyable or significant part of an experience or period of time

high tea US English

A meal eaten in the late afternoon or early evening, typically consisting of a cooked dish, bread and butter, and tea

high-tech US English

Employing, requiring, or involved in high technology

high-test US English

(Of gasoline) high-octane

high tide US English

The state of the tide when at its highest level

high-top US English

Denoting a sneaker with a laced upper that extends some distance above the wearer’s ankle

high-vis US English

Short for high-visibility.

high wine US English

A type of liquor containing a high percentage of alcohol

high wire US English

A high tightrope

knee-high US English

So high as to reach the knees

Azores High US English

A semipermanent area of high pressure located over the Azores in winter and early spring

thigh-high US English

Reaching as high as a person’s thigh

waist-high US English

Of or at a height to reach the waist

high altar US English

The chief altar of a church, typically in the chancel

high chair US English

A small chair with long legs for a baby or small child, fitted with a tray that is used as a table at mealtimes

High Church US English

Of or adhering to a tradition within the Anglican Church emphasizing ritual, priestly authority, sacraments, and historical continuity with Catholic Christianity


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