Know Your Next Word : high

23. high :

adjective :

1. having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall : a high wall

2. having a specified extent upward : The apple tree is now 20 feet high.

3. situated above the ground or some base; elevated : a high platform : a high ledge

4. exceeding the common degree or measure; strong; intense : high speed : high color

5. expensive; costly; dear : The price of food these days is much too high.

6. exalted in rank, station, eminence, etc.; of exalted character or quality : a high official : high society

adverb :

7. at or to a high point, place, or level.

8. in or to a high rank or estimate: He aims high in his political ambitions.

9. at or to a high amount or price.

10. in or to a high degree.

noun :

11. Automotive. high gear: He shifted into high when the road became level.

12. Informal. high school.

13. Meteorology. a pressure system characterized by relatively high pressure at its center.

  • He has a high opinion of himself.

  • A high price has to be paid for the happy marriage with the four healthy children.

  • The chase scene is the high point of the film.

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