Hypertext Webster Gateway: "high"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

High \High\, v. i. [See {Hie}.]
To hie. [Obs.]

Men must high them apace, and make haste. --Holland.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

High \High\, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE.
high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he['a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h,
OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw.
h["o]g, Dan. h["o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound,
G. h["u]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]
1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a
line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or
extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as,
a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished;
remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or
relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are
understood from the connection; as
(a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or
intellectual; pre["e]minent; honorable; as, high aims,
or motives. ``The highest faculty of the soul.''
(b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or
in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified;
as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

He was a wight of high renown. --Shak.
(c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
(d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like;
strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes,
triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high
wind; high passions. ``With rather a high manner.''

Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
--Ps. lxxxix.

Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

High \High\, v. i.
To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

High \High\, adv.
In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a
great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently;
powerfully. ``And reasoned high.`` --Milton. ``I can not
reach so high.'' --Shak.

Note: High is extensively used in the formation of compound
words, most of which are of very obvious signification;
as, high-aimed, high-arched, high-aspiring,
high-bearing, high-boasting, high-browed, high-crested,
high-crowned, high-designing, high-engendered,
high-feeding, high-flaming, high-flavored, high-gazing,
high-heaped, high-heeled, high-priced, high-reared,
high-resolved, high-rigged, high-seated,
high-shouldered, high-soaring, high-towering,
high-voiced, and the like.

{High and low}, everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I
hunted high and low. [Colloq.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

High \High\, n.
1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky;

2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.

3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn.

{High, low, jack, and the game}, a game at cards; -- also
called {all fours}, {old sledge}, and {seven up}.

{In high and low}, utterly; completely; in every respect.
[Obs.] --Chaucer.

{On high}, aloft; above.

The dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke
i. 78.

{The Most High}, the Supreme Being; God.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: 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"
[ant: {low}]
2: (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or
specific elevation or upward extension; "a high mountain";
"high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a
high incline"; "a foot high"; sometimes used in
combination; "knee-high grass" [ant: {low}]
3: standing above others in quality or position; "people in
high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the
community" [syn: {eminent}]
4: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn:
{high-pitched}] [ant: {low}]
5: happy and excited and energetic [syn: {in high spirits}]
6: used of the smell of game beginning to taint [syn: {gamey},
7: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug
(especially marijuana) [syn: {mellow}]
n 1: a lofty level or position or degree: "summer temperatures
reached an all-time high" [ant: {low}]
2: an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast
benefits from a Bermuda high" [syn: {high pressure}]
3: a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these
days" [ant: {low spirits}]
4: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or
narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"
5: a high place; "they stood on high and observed the
coutryside" or "he doesn't like heights" [syn: {heights}]
6: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through
12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: {senior
high school}, {senior high}, {highschool}, {high school}]
7: a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle
velocity for a given engine speed [syn: {high gear}]
adv 1: at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder" [syn: {high
2: in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have
gone up far too high"
3: in a rich manner; "he lives high" [syn: {richly}, {luxuriously}]
4: far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

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