What is 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"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on 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 ...
Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... 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 ...
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 ...
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 Alexander Müller ... 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 ...

More definitions of "high":

  • (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"
  • (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
  • (adj): Slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana).
    Synonyms: mellow
  • (noun): An air mass of higher than normal pressure.
    Example: "The east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"
    Synonyms: high pressure
  • (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 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"
  • (adj): Used of the smell of game beginning to taint.
    Synonyms: gamey, gamy
  • (adj): Standing above others in quality or position.
    Example: "People in high places"; "the high priest"
    Synonyms: eminent
  • (noun): A lofty level or position or degree.
    Example: "Summer temperatures reached an all-time high"
  • (noun): A forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed.
    Synonyms: high gear

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    If you’re anxious for to shine in the high esthetic line as a man
    of culture rare,
    You must get up all the germs of the transcendental terms, and plant
    them everywhere.
    You must lie upon the daisies and discourse in novel phrases of your
    complicated state of mind,
    The meaning doesn’t matter if it’s only idle chatter of a
    transcendental kind.
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Barbarisation may be defined as a cultural process whereby an attained condition of high value is gradually overrun and superseded by elements of lower quality.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Oh high is the price of parenthood,
    And daughters may cost you double.
    You dare not forget, as you thought you could,
    That youth is a plague and a trouble.
    Phyllis McGinley (20th century)