• Physically elevated, extending above a base or average level:
  • Having a specified elevation or height; tall.
  • Elevated in status, esteem, or prestige, or in importance or development; exalted in rank, station, or character.
  • Very traditionalist and conservative, especially in favoring older ways of doing things; see e.g. high church, High Tory.
  • Elevated in mood; marked by great merriment, excitement, etc.
  • Luxurious; rich.
  • Lofty, often to the point of arrogant, haughty, boastful, proud.
  • Keen, enthused.
  • With tall waves.
  • Remote (to the north or south) from the equator; situated at (or constituting) a latitude which is expressed by a large number.
  • Large, great (in amount or quantity, value, force, energy, etc).
  • Acute or shrill in pitch, due to being of greater frequency, i.e. produced by more rapid vibrations (wave oscillations).
  • Made with some part of the tongue positioned high in the mouth, relatively close to the palate.
  • Greater in value than other cards, denominations, suits, etc.
  • Strong-scented; slightly tainted/spoiled; beginning to decompose.
  • Intoxicated; under the influence of a mood-altering drug, formerly usually alcohol, but now (from the mid-20th century) usually not alcohol but rather marijuana, cocaine, heroin, etc.
  • Near, in its direction of travel, to the (direction of the) wind.
  • Positioned up the field, towards the opposing team's goal.



  • 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.
  • The highest card dealt or drawn.
  • Thought; intention; determination; purpose.



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  • 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.
  • See hie.

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