What is high?

  • (noun): An air mass of higher than normal pressure.
    Example: "The east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
    Synonyms: high pressure
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on high:

Unconventional Superconductor - History and Progress
... April 1986 - The term high-temperature superconductor was first used to designate the new family of cuprate-perovskite ceramic materials discovered by Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alexander Müller, for ... Their discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor, LaBaCuO, with a transition temperature of 35 K, generated great excitement ... K and is held by a cuprate-perovskite material, possibly 164 K under high pressure ...
... The film portrays four girls in a trend-setting clique at a fictional Ohio high school ... box office failure, but went on to become a cult classic, with high rentals and sales business ... Weekly's list of the "50 Best High School Movies" and in 2008, it was ranked #412 on Empire's list of The 500 Greatest Movies of All Time ...
Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... example, suppose a process commands that a computer card's voltage output be set high-low-high-low and so on at a rate of 1000 Hz ... operating system may choose to adjust the scheduling of each transition (high-low or low-high) based on an internal clock ... commanding the transition and the hardware actually transitioning the voltage from high to low or low to high ...
High Anxiety
... High anxiety is a non-technical term referring to a state of extreme fear or apprehension ... It may also mean High Anxiety, a film by Mel Brooks "High Anxiety", a song performed by Brooks in the film High Anxiety (album), a 2003 album by Therapy? also a 1995 album by Pet Lamb "High ...
Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... Climate data for Yamagata City Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Record high °C (°F) 18.1 (64.6) 17.3 (63.1) 23.7 (74.7) 33.3 (91.9) 33.4 (92.1) 35.6 (96.1) 40 ...

More definitions of "high":

  • (noun): A lofty level or position or degree.
    Example: "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  • (noun): A state of sustained elation.
    Example: "I'm on a permanent high these days"
  • (adv): Far up toward the source.
    Example: "He lives high up the river"
  • (adj): Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
    Synonyms: mellow
  • (noun): A forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
    Synonyms: high gear
  • (noun): A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
    Example: "They took drugs to get a high on"
  • (adj): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
  • (adj): Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency.
    Synonyms: high-pitched
  • (adv): At a great altitude.
    Example: "He climbed high on the ladder"
    Synonyms: high up
  • (adj): Greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount.
    Example: "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"
  • (adv): In or to a high position, amount, or degree.
    Example: "Prices have gone up far too high"
  • (adj): (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like 'knee-high').
    Example: "A high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"
  • (adj): Used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
    Synonyms: gamey, gamy
  • (noun): A high place.
    Example: "They stood on high and observed the coutryside"
    Synonyms: heights

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    Like an unseasonable stormy day,
    Which makes the silver rivers drown their shores,
    As if the world were all dissolved to tears,
    So high above his limits swells the rage
    Of Bolingbroke.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    And hearts that once beat high for praise
    Now feel that pulse no more!
    Thomas Moore (1779–1852)

    Whatever is felt upon the page without being specifically named there—that, one might say, is created. It is the inexplicable presence of the thing not named, of the overtone divined by the ear but not heard by it, the verbal mood, the emotional aura of the fact or the thing or the deed, that gives high quality to the novel or the drama, as well as to poetry itself.
    Willa Cather (1873–1947)