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  • n  a lofty level or position or degree
    summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • n  an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high
  • n  a state of sustained elation
    I'm on a permanent high these days
  • n  a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics
    they took drugs to get a high on
  • n  a high place
    they stood on high and observed the countryside
  • n  a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    he goes to the neighborhood highschool
  • n  a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
  • a  greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount
    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
  • a  (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high')
    a high mountain
    high ceilings
    high buildings
    a high forehead
    a high incline
    a foot high
  • s  standing above others in quality or position
    people in high places
    the high priest
  • a  used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
  • s  happy and excited and energetic
  • s  (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted
  • s  slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)
  • r  at a great altitude
    he climbed high on the ladder
  • r  in or to a high position, amount, or degree
    prices have gone up far too high
  • r  in a rich manner
    he lives high
  • r  far up toward the source
    he lives high up the river

  • A new ad campaign by the Corn Refiners Association claims that high-fructose corn syrup is not as fattening as you think.
  • AT the fall fashion shows in Paris, high among clothes that excited the press and buyers the most were those of Gabrielle Chanel.
  • The high school musical has graduated from Oklahoma! and from High School Musical too.
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  • LeBron James in BYU Newsnet
    I think the major factor and the major reason in my decision was the best opportunity to win, and to win now, and to the future also,James said. "Winning is a big thing for me, ever since I was a rookie or I was in high school. That was...
  • Chris Broad in Hindu
    I am extremely angry that we were promised high-level security and in our hour of need that security vanished,Broad said upon arrival in Manchester.
  • David Cameron in The Associated Press
    We are paying a high price for keeping our country safe, for making our world a safer place, and we should keep asking why we are there and how long we must be there,Cameron said.

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