What is high?

  • (adv): Far up toward the source.
    Example: "He lives high up the river"
    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 scheduling of each transition (high-low or low-high) based on an internal clock ... 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 Anxiety", a song on ...
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 ... Their discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor, LaBaCuO, with a transition temperature of 35 K, generated great excitement ... a cuprate-perovskite material, possibly 164 K under high pressure ...
Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... 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 (97.0) 32.3 (90.1) 26.9 (80.4) 20.1 (6 ...
Heathers
... The film portrays four girls in a trend-setting clique at a fictional Ohio high school ... failure, but went on to become a cult classic, with high rentals and sales business ... In 2006, 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 ...

More definitions of "high":

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

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    Wedding is great Juno’s crown,
    O blessed bond of board and bed!
    ‘Tis Hymen peoples every town,
    High wedlock then be honorèd.
    Honor, high honor, and renown
    To Hymen, god of every town!
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Gifts of one loved me,—
    ‘T was high time they came;
    When he ceased to love me,
    Time they stopped for shame.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The best conversation is rare. Society seems to have agreed to treat fictions as realities, and realities as fictions; and the simple lover of truth, especially if on very high grounds, as a religious or intellectual seeker, finds himself a stranger and alien.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)