What is high?

  • (adv): In or to a high position, amount, or degree.
    Example: "Prices have gone up far too high"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on high:

Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... For 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 ... The operating system may choose to adjust the scheduling of each transition (high-low or low-high) based on an internal clock ... 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 Anxiety ...
Heathers
... 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 ... it was ranked #5 on Entertainment 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 ...
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 ... Their discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor, LaBaCuO, with a transition temperature of 35 K, generated great excitement ... at 138 K and is held by a cuprate-perovskite material, possibly 164 K under high pressure ...
Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... 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) 40.8 (105.4) 38.9 (102.0) 36.1 (97 ...

More definitions of "high":

  • (noun): A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
    Example: "They took drugs to get a high on"
  • (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"
  • (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 sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency.
    Synonyms: high-pitched
  • (adj): Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
    Synonyms: mellow
  • (noun): A lofty level or position or degree.
    Example: "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  • (adj): Used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
    Synonyms: gamey, gamy
  • (noun): A forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
    Synonyms: high gear
  • (noun): A high place.
    Example: "They stood on high and observed the coutryside"
    Synonyms: heights
  • (adj): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
  • (noun): An air mass of higher than normal pressure.
    Example: "The east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
    Synonyms: high pressure
  • (adv): Far up toward the source.
    Example: "He lives high up the river"
  • (noun): A state of sustained elation.
    Example: "I'm on a permanent high these days"
  • (adv): At a great altitude.
    Example: "He climbed high on the ladder"
    Synonyms: high up

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    The secret of genius is to suffer no fiction to exist for us; to realize all that we know; in the high refinement of modern life, in arts, in sciences, in books, in men, to exact good faith, reality, and a purpose; and first, last, midst, and without end, to honor every truth by use.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I laugh at the lore and pride of man
    At the sophist schools, and the learned clan;
    For what are they all, in their high conceit,
    When man in the bush with God may meet?
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    I affect no contempt for the high eminence he [Senator Stephen Douglas] has reached. So reached, that the oppressed of my species, might have shared with me in the elevation, I would rather stand on that eminence, than wear the richest crown that ever pressed a monarch’s brow.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)