What is high?

  • (adj): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on high:

Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... 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 ...
Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... 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 ... instruction 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 ...
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 ... 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 ...
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":

  • (adv): At a great altitude.
    Example: "He climbed high on the ladder"
    Synonyms: high up
  • (adv): Far up toward the source.
    Example: "He lives high up the river"
  • (adj): Used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
    Synonyms: gamey, gamy
  • (adj): Used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency.
    Synonyms: high-pitched
  • (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 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): 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"
  • (noun): An air mass of higher than normal pressure.
    Example: "The east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
    Synonyms: high pressure
  • (adj): Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
    Synonyms: mellow
  • (noun): A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
    Example: "They took drugs to get a high on"
  • (noun): A lofty level or position or degree.
    Example: "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  • (noun): A high place.
    Example: "They stood on high and observed the coutryside"
    Synonyms: heights

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    The high plains, the beginning of the desert West, often act as a crucible for those who inhabit them. Like Jacob’s angel, the region requires that you wrestle with it before it bestows a blessing.
    Kathleen Norris (b. 1947)

    What’s brave, what’s noble,
    Let’s do’t after the high Roman fashion,
    And make death proud to take us.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    Sweetest Lord, make me appreciative of the dignity of my high vocation, and its many responsibilities. Never permit me to disgrace it by giving way to coldness, unkindness, or impatience.
    Mother Teresa (b. 1910)