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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. (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"

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

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

5. (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"

6. (n) an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda 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. (r) far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

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

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

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

14. (s) happy and excited and energetic

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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