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high British & World English

Of great vertical extent

high English Thesaurus

the top of a high mountain

on high British & World English

In or to heaven or a high place

high-up British & World English

A senior person in an organization

fly high British & World English

Be very successful; prosper

ace high British & World English

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

run high British & World English

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

high-band British & World 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 British & World English

North American term for full beam.

high-born British & World English

Having noble parents

high-cal British & World English

Short for high-calorie.

high-cost British & World English

Relatively expensive

high day British & World English

The day of a religious festival

high-end British & World English

Denoting the most expensive of a range of products

high-fat British & World English

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

high five British & World English

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

high gear British & World English

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

high hat British & World English

A tall hat, especially a top hat

high jump British & World English

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

high-key British & World English

Having a predominance of light or bright tones

high kick British & World English

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

high life British & World English

An extravagant social life as enjoyed by the wealthy

high-low British & World English

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

High Mass British & World English

A Roman Catholic or Anglo-Catholic mass with full ceremonial, including music and incense and typically having the assistance of a deacon and subdeacon

high note British & World English

A successful point in an event or period of time

high-pass British & World English

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

high-rise British & World English

(Of a building) having many storeys

high-risk British & World English

Involving or exposed to a high level of danger

high seas British & World English

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

high sign British & World English

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

high spot British & World English

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

high-tar British & World English

(Of cigarettes or tobacco) producing more tar than is standard or usual when smoked

high tea British & World English

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

high-tech British & World English

Using, requiring, or involved in high technology

high-test British & World English

(Of petrol) high-octane

high tide British & World English

The state of the tide when at its highest level

high-top British & World English

Denoting a soft-soled sports shoe with a laced upper that extends some distance above the wearer’s ankle

high-vis British & World English

Short for high-visibility.

high wine British & World English

A type of liquor containing a high percentage of alcohol

high wire British & World English

A high tightrope

knee-high British & World English

So high as to reach the knees

pin-high British & World English

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

ride high British & World English

Be successful

sky-high British & World English

As if reaching the sky; very high

high-born English Thesaurus

a high-born Portuguese family


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