What is high?

  • (noun): A high place.
    Example: "They stood on high and observed the coutryside"
    Synonyms: heights
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on high:

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 ... 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 a 1995 album by Pet Lamb "High Anxiety", a song on the A ...
Latency (engineering) - Computer Hardware and Operating System Latency
... 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 ... instruction commanding the transition and the hardware actually transitioning the voltage from high to low or low to high ...
... The film portrays 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 ... 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 ...
Yamagata Prefecture - Climate
... City 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) 32.3 (90 ...

More definitions of "high":

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

Famous quotes containing the word high:

    The high that proved too high, the heroic for earth too hard,
    The passion that left the ground to lose itself in the sky,
    Are music sent up to God by the lover and the bard;
    Enough that he heard it once; we shall hear it by and by.
    Robert Browning (1812–1889)

    It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,—”Always do what you are afraid to do.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Macbeth shall never vanquished be until
    Great Birnam Wood to high Dunsinane Hill
    Shall come against him.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)