What is high?

  • (noun): A lofty level or position or degree.
    Example: "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on high:

Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... 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 ...
Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... 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 ... commanding the transition and the hardware actually transitioning the voltage from high to low or low to high ...
Heathers
... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ...

More definitions of "high":

  • (adv): Far up toward the source.
    Example: "He lives high up the river"
  • (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): 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): 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 state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics.
    Example: "They took drugs to get a high on"
  • (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
  • (adv): In or to a high position, amount, or degree.
    Example: "Prices have gone up far too high"
  • (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): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
  • (noun): A high place.
    Example: "They stood on high and observed the coutryside"
    Synonyms: heights

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    How tall the buildings were as I began
    To live, and how high the rain that battered them!
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. One must seem to hear the unreasonable demands of the petulant, unmoved, and the tedious details of the dull, untired. That is the least price that a man must pay for a high station.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    But hospitality must be for service, and not for show, or it pulls down the host. The brave soul rates itself too high to value itself by the splendor of its table and draperies. It gives what it hath, and all it hath, but its own majesty can lend a better grace to bannocks and fair water than belong to city feasts.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)