A high point or position, literally (as, an elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven).or figuratively (as, a point of success or achievement; a time when things are at their best, greatest, most numerous, maximum, etc).
A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs.
A drug that gives such a high.
A large area of elevated atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
From Middle English high, heigh, heih, from Old English hēah ("high, tall, lofty, high-class, exalted, sublime, illustrious, important, proud, haughty, deep, right"), from Proto-West Germanic *hauh ("high"), from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz ("high"), from Proto-Indo-European *kewk- ("to elevate, height").
Cognate with Scots heich ("high"), Saterland Frisian hooch ("high"), West Frisian heech ("high"), Dutch hoog ("high"), Low German hoog ("high"), German hoch ("high"), Swedish hög ("high"), Norwegian høy ("high"), Icelandic hár ("high"), Lithuanian kaukas ("bump, boil, sore"), Russian ку́ча ("pile, heap, stack, lump").
From Middle English hiȝe, huȝe, huiȝe, huie, hige, from Old English hyġe ("thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride"), from Proto-West Germanic *hugi, from Proto-Germanic *hugiz ("mind, sense"), of unknown origin. Cognate with North Frisian huwggje ("mind, sense"), Middle Low German höge, hoge, Middle High German hüge, huge, hoge, Danish hu ("mind"), Swedish håg ("mind, inclination"), Icelandic hugur ("mind"). Related to Hugh.