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Definition 1: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is a kind of ...) a mechanism for transmitting motion for some specific purpose (as the steering gear of a vehicle)

(... is a kind of high ) a high gear used at high speeds to maintain the driving speed with less output power

(... is part of high) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 2: a lofty level or position or degree - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • summer temperatures reached an all-time high

(high is a kind of ...) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 3: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12 - [noun denoting group]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he goes to the neighborhood highschool

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is a kind of ...) a school for students intermediate between elementary school and college; usually grades 9 to 12

Definition 4: a high place - [noun denoting location]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they stood on high and observed the countryside
  • he doesn't like heights

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is a kind of ...) a point located with respect to surface features of some region

"this is a nice place for a picnic" "a bright spot on a planet"

Definition 5: an air mass of higher than normal pressure - [noun denoting state]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

(high is a kind of ...) a large body of air with uniform characteristics horizontally

(... is part of high) (meteorology) winds spiraling outward from a high pressure center; circling clockwise in the northern hemisphere and counterclockwise in the southern

Definition 6: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics - [noun denoting state]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they took drugs to get a high on

(high is a kind of ...) an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

Definition 7: a state of sustained elation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm on a permanent high these days

(high is a kind of ...) an exhilarating psychological state of pride and optimism; an absence of depression

Definition 8: (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high') - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a high mountain
  • high ceilings
  • high buildings
  • a high forehead
  • a high incline
  • a foot high

(high is similar to ...) (of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers

(high is similar to ...) indefinitely high; lofty

(high is similar to ...) used of a height or viewpoint

"a commanding view of the ocean" "looked up at the castle dominating the countryside" "the balcony overlooking the ballroom"

(high is similar to ...) of imposing height; especially standing out above others

"an eminent peak" "lofty mountains" "the soaring spires of the cathedral" "towering icebergs"

(high is similar to ...) occurring at or from a relative high altitude

"high-level bombing"

(high is similar to ...) having or moving with a high step

"his high-stepped stride" "a high-stepping horse"

(high is similar to ...) of a slope; set at a high angle

"note the steep incline" "a steep roof sheds snow"

(high is similar to ...) higher in place or position

"the upper bunk" "in the upper center of the picture" "the upper stories"

(means also ...) situated at the top or highest position

"the top shelf"

(means also ...) great in vertical dimension; high in stature

"tall people" "tall buildings" "tall trees" "tall ships"

(means also ...) being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

"the anchor is up" "the sun is up" "he lay face up" "he is up by a pawn" "the market is up" "the corn is up"

(... are attributes of high) the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top

Definition 9: greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(high is similar to ...) at a higher level in training or knowledge or skill

"an advanced degree" "an advanced text in physics" "special seminars for small groups of advanced students at the University"

(high is similar to ...) being at a peak or culminating point

"broad daylight" "full summer"

(high is similar to ...) of or relating to studies beyond a bachelor's degree

"graduate courses"

(high is similar to ...) of education beyond the secondary level

"higher education" "higher learning"

(high is similar to ...) advanced in complexity or elaboration

"higher finance" "higher mathematics"

(high is similar to ...) highest in extent or degree

"to the last measure of human endurance" "whether they were accomplices in the last degree or a lesser one was...to be determined individually"

(high is similar to ...) ascending to a level markedly higher than the usual

"soaring prices"

(means also ...) of or characteristic of high rank or importance

"a superior ruler"

(... are attributes of high) a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality

"a moderate grade of intelligence" "a high level of care is required" "it is all a matter of degree"

Definition 10: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is similar to ...) (of a musical instrument) intermediate between alto and baritone or bass

"a tenor sax"

(high is similar to ...) of or close in range to the highest natural adult male voice

"tenor voice"

(high is similar to ...) higher in range than soprano

"a sopranino recorder"

(high is similar to ...) having or denoting a high range

"soprano voice" "soprano sax" "the boy still had a fine treble voice" "the treble clef"

(high is similar to ...) having or making a high-pitched sound such as that made by a mouse or a rusty hinge

(high is similar to ...) having or emitting a high-pitched and sharp tone or tones

"a shrill whistle" "a shrill gaiety"

(high is similar to ...) having or as if having especially high-pitched spots

"absence of peaky highs and beefed-up bass"

(high is similar to ...) artificially high; above the normal voice range

"a falsetto voice"

(high is similar to ...) of or being the highest male voice; having a range above that of tenor

(high is similar to ...) (of a musical instrument) second highest member of a group

"alto clarinet or recorder"

(high is similar to ...) very high

(high is similar to ...) sounding as if the nose were pinched

"a whining nasal voice"

(... are attributes of high) the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration

Definition 11: at a great altitude - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he climbed high on the ladder

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

Definition 12: far up toward the source - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lives high up the river

Definition 13: in or to a high position, amount, or degree - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • prices have gone up far too high

Definition 14: in a rich manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lives high

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

Definition 15: happy and excited and energetic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is similar to ...) exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

"the elated winner" "felt elated and excited"

Definition 16: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is similar to ...) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

"a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors" "helplessly inebriated"

Definition 17: (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is similar to ...) having an unpleasant smell

Definition 18: standing above others in quality or position - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where high or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • people in high places
  • the high priest
  • eminent members of the community

Synonyms for high in the sense of this definition

(high is similar to ...) of or characteristic of high rank or importance

"a superior ruler"

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