What is high?

  • (noun): A state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
    Example: "They took drugs to get a high on"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 ...
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 ... material, possibly 164 K under high pressure ...
Yamagata Prefecture - 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) 40.8 (105.4) 38.9 (102.0 ...
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 ... may choose to adjust the scheduling of each transition (high-low or low-high) based on an internal clock ... actually transitioning the voltage from high to low or low to high ...
Heathers
... The film portrays four girls in a trend-setting clique at a fictional Ohio high school ... but went on to become a cult classic, with high rentals and sales business. 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":

  • (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): 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"
  • (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"
  • (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
  • (adv): In or to a high position, amount, or degree.
    Example: "Prices have gone up far too high"
  • (adj): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
  • (noun): A forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
    Synonyms: high gear
  • (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"
  • (adv): At a great altitude.
    Example: "He climbed high on the ladder"
    Synonyms: high up

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    I had a thought for no one’s but your ears:
    That you were beautiful, and that I strove
    To love you in the old high way of love;
    That it had all seemed happy, and yet we’d grown
    As weary-hearted as that hollow moon.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Good breeding ... differs, if at all, from high breeding only as it gracefully remembers the rights of others, rather than gracefully insists on its own rights.
    Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)

    A bibliophile of little means is likely to suffer often. Books don’t slip from his hands but fly past him through the air, high as birds, high as prices.
    Pablo Neruda (1904–1973)