What is high?

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 album by Pet Lamb "High Anxiety", a ...
Heathers
... four girls in a trend-setting clique at a fictional Ohio high school ... 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 ...
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 Alexander Müller ... Their discovery of the first high-temperature superconductor, LaBaCuO, with a transition temperature of 35 K, generated great excitement ... by a cuprate-perovskite material, possibly 164 K under high pressure ...
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 ... system may choose to adjust 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 ...
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 (105.4) 38.9 (102.0) 36.1 (97.0 ...

More definitions of "high":

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

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    I hate that which we have decided to call realism, even though I have been made one of its high priests.
    Gustave Flaubert (1821–1880)

    The high wore away, the chromed skeleton corroding hourly, flesh growing solid, the drug-flesh replaced with the meat of his life. He couldn’t think. He liked that very much, to be conscious and unable to think.
    William Gibson (b. 1948)

    The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind, the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level by degrading it.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)