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Dictionary definition for: High

1. (n) a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"

2. (r) at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"

3. (a) greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature" "a high price" "the high point of his career" "high risks" "has high hopes" "the river is high" "he has a high opinion of himself"

4. (r) in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"

5. (n) an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"

6. (a) (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like "knee-high'') "a high mountain" "high ceilings" "high buildings" "a high forehead" "a high incline" "a foot high"

7. (r) in a rich manner; "he lives high"

8. (s) standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places" "the high priest" "eminent members of the community"

9. (n) a state of sustained elation; "I''m on a permanent high these days"

10. (a) used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

11. (n) a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"

12. (r) far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

13. (s) happy and excited and energetic

14. (n) a high place; "they stood on high and observed the coutryside" "he doesn''t like heights"

15. (s) used of the smell of game beginning to taint

16. (n) a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"

17. (s) slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)

18. (n) a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed

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