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 for high
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, v. i. [See Hie.]
     To hie. [Obs.]
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           Men must high them apace, and make haste. --Holland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, a. [Compar. Higher; superl. Highest.] [OE.
     high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he['a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h,
     OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw.
     h["o]g, Dan. h["o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound,
     G. h["u]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]
     1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a
        line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or
        extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as,
        a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.
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     2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished;
        remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or
        relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are
        understood from the connection; as
        (a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or
            intellectual; pre["e]minent; honorable; as, high aims,
            or motives. "The highest faculty of the soul."
            --Baxter.
        (b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or
            in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified;
            as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.
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                  He was a wight of high renown.    --Shak.
        (c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.
        (d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like;
            strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes,
            triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high
            wind; high passions. "With rather a high manner."
            --Thackeray.
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                  Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
                                                    --Ps. lxxxix.
                                                    13.
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                  Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?
                                                    --Dryden.
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        (e) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount;
            grand; noble.
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                  Both meet to hear and answer such high things.
                                                    --Shak.
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                  Plain living and high thinking are no more.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
        (f) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods
            at a high price.
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                  If they must be good at so high a rate, they
                  know they may be safe at a cheaper. --South.
        (g) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; --
            used in a bad sense.
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                  An high look and a proud heart . . . is sin.
                                                    --Prov. xxi.
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                  His forces, after all the high discourses,
                  amounted really but to eighteen hundred foot.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     3. Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or
        superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i.
        e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy)
        seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e.,
        deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough)
        scholarship, etc.
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              High time it is this war now ended were. --Spenser.
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              High sauces and spices are fetched from the Indies.
                                                    --Baker.
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     4. (Cookery) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures
        do not cook game before it is high.
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     5. (Mus.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as,
        a high note.
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     6. (Phon.) Made with a high position of some part of the
        tongue in relation to the palate, as [=e] ([=e]ve), [=oo]
        (f[=oo]d). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10,
        11.
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     High admiral, the chief admiral.
  
     High altar, the principal altar in a church.
  
     High and dry, out of water; out of reach of the current or
        tide; -- said of a vessel, aground or beached.
  
     High and mighty arrogant; overbearing. [Colloq.]
  
     High art, art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects
        and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all
        meretricious display.
  
     High bailiff, the chief bailiff.
  
     High Church, & Low Church, two ecclesiastical parties in
        the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church.
        The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic
        succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental
        presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and
        to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach
        much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship.
        Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in
        many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of
        the high-church school. See Broad Church.
  
     High constable (Law), a chief of constabulary. See
        Constable, n., 2.
  
     High commission court, a court of ecclesiastical
        jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal
        power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse
        of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
  
     High day (Script.), a holy or feast day. --John xix. 31.
  
     High festival (Eccl.), a festival to be observed with full
        ceremonial.
  
     High German, or High Dutch. See under German.
  
     High jinks, an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry;
        wild sport. [Colloq.] "All the high jinks of the county,
        when the lad comes of age." --F. Harrison.
  
     High latitude (Geog.), one designated by the higher
        figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
        
  
     High life, life among the aristocracy or the rich.
  
     High liver, one who indulges in a rich diet.
  
     High living, a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
  
     High Mass. (R. C. Ch.) See under Mass.
  
     High milling, a process of making flour from grain by
        several successive grindings and intermediate sorting,
        instead of by a single grinding.
  
     High noon, the time when the sun is in the meridian.
  
     High place (Script.), an eminence or mound on which
        sacrifices were offered.
  
     High priest. See in the Vocabulary.
  
     High relief. (Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo.
  
     High school. See under School.
  
     High seas (Law), the open sea; the part of the ocean not in
        the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty,
        usually distant three miles or more from the coast line.
        --Wharton.
  
     High steam, steam having a high pressure.
  
     High steward, the chief steward.
  
     High tea, tea with meats and extra relishes.
  
     High tide, the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
  
     High time.
        (a) Quite time; full time for the occasion.
        (b) A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal.
            [Slang]
  
     High treason, treason against the sovereign or the state,
        the highest civil offense. See Treason.
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     Note: It is now sufficient to speak of high treason as
           treason simply, seeing that petty treason, as a
           distinct offense, has been abolished. --Mozley & W.
  
     High water, the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the
        tide; also, the time of such elevation.
  
     High-water mark.
        (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters
            ordinarily reach at high water.
        (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a
            river or other body of fresh water, as in time of
            freshet.
  
     High-water shrub (Bot.), a composite shrub ({Iva
        frutescens), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic
        coast of the United States.
  
     High wine, distilled spirits containing a high percentage
        of alcohol; -- usually in the plural.
  
     To be on a high horse, to be on one's dignity; to bear
        one's self loftily. [Colloq.]
  
     With a high hand.
        (a) With power; in force; triumphantly. "The children of
            Israel went out with a high hand." --Ex. xiv. 8.
        (b) In an overbearing manner, arbitrarily. "They governed
            the city with a high hand." --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
  
     Syn: Tall; lofty; elevated; noble; exalted; supercilious;
          proud; violent; full; dear. See Tall.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, v. i.
     To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, adv.
     In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a
     great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently;
     powerfully. "And reasoned high." --Milton. "I can not reach
     so high." --Shak.
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     Note: High is extensively used in the formation of compound
           words, most of which are of very obvious signification;
           as, high-aimed, high-arched, high-aspiring,
           high-bearing, high-boasting, high-browed, high-crested,
           high-crowned, high-designing, high-engendered,
           high-feeding, high-flaming, high-flavored, high-gazing,
           high-heaped, high-heeled, high-priced, high-reared,
           high-resolved, high-rigged, high-seated,
           high-shouldered, high-soaring, high-towering,
           high-voiced, and the like.
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     High and low, everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I
        hunted high and low. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  High \High\, n.
     1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky;
        heaven.
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     2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.
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     3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn.
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     High, low, jack, and the game, a game at cards; -- also
        called all fours, old sledge, and seven up.
  
     In high and low, utterly; completely; in every respect.
        [Obs.] --Chaucer.
  
     On high, aloft; above.
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              The dayspring from on high hath visited us. --Luke
                                                    i. 78.
  
     The Most High, the Supreme Being; God.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  high
      adv 1: at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"
             [syn: high, high up]
      2: in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have
         gone up far too high"
      3: in a rich manner; "he lives high" [syn: high, richly,
         luxuriously]
      4: far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"
      adj 1: 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" [ant: low]
      2: (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" [ant: low]
      3: standing above others in quality or position; "people in high
         places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the
         community" [syn: eminent, high]
      4: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn:
         high, high-pitched] [ant: low, low-pitched]
      5: happy and excited and energetic [syn: high, in high
         spirits]
      6: (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted [syn:
         gamey, gamy, high]
      7: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug
         (especially marijuana) [syn: high, mellow]
      n 1: a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures
           reached an all-time high" [ant: low]
      2: an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast
         benefits from a Bermuda high"
      3: a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these
         days" [ant: low spirits]
      4: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or
         narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"
      5: a high place; "they stood on high and observed the
         countryside"; "he doesn't like heights" [syn: high,
         heights]
      6: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through
         12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: senior
         high school, senior high, high, highschool, high
         school]
      7: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest
         vehicle velocity for a given engine speed [syn: high gear,
         high]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  698 Moby Thesaurus words for "high":
     Dutch courage, Gymnasium, Hydromatic, Latin school, Olympian,
     Realgymnasium, Realschule, a bit much, a high, abandoned, above,
     abovestairs, academy, accented, acme, acute, aerial, afflicted,
     aged, aggrandized, agog, air mass, airward, airy, aloft, aloof,
     altitudinous, alto, alveolar, anticyclone, apex, apical,
     apico-alveolar, apico-dental, apotheosized, aquiver, aristocratic,
     arousal, aroused, articulated, ascending, asking price, aspiring,
     assimilated, atingle, atwitter, august, automatic transmission,
     awesome, back, bad, bad-smelling, barfy, barytone, beaming,
     bearish prices, beatified, befuddlement, bent, besottedness,
     beyond all bounds, bid price, big, bighearted, bilabial, blithe,
     blithesome, blown, boiled, boisterous, bombed, book value, boozy,
     boundless, brackish, bright, bright and sunny, broad,
     bullish prices, bursting, bursting with happiness, cacuminal,
     call price, canned, canonized, capital, carried away, catalepsy,
     central, cerebral, checked, cheerful, cheery, chief, chivalrous,
     close, closing price, cloying, cockeyed, cockeyed drunk, cogwheel,
     cold front, cold sector, colossal, coma, consequential,
     considerable, consonant, consonantal, continuant, costly, crocked,
     crocko, cyclone, dear, dear-bought, decline, dental, differential,
     differential gear, dissimilated, distinguished, dominating, dorsal,
     drugged, drunk, drunkenness, ducal, ear-splitting, ebullient,
     ecstatic, effervescent, egregious, elaborate, elate, elated,
     elevated, eminent, emotion, encephalitis lethargica, enchanted,
     ennobled, enormous, enraptured, enravished, enshrined, enthroned,
     entranced, erect, ethereal, eupeptic, euphoric, exaggerated,
     exalted, excellent, excessive, excessively, excited, excitedness,
     excitement, exhilarated, exhilaration, exorbitant, expensive,
     extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, exuberant, exultant, fabulous,
     face value, falsetto, famous, fancy, favorable, fecal, fetid,
     fired, fixed price, flash price, flat, flurry, flushed, flutter,
     foremost, foul, freaked out, freewheel, fried, front, frowsty,
     frowy, frowzy, fuddle, fuddled, fuddledness, fuddlement, fulsome,
     funky, fusty, gamy, gear, gear train, gearbox, gearing, gearshift,
     gearwheel, generous, genial, genteel, gentle, gentlemanlike,
     gentlemanly, gigantic, glad, gladsome, glide, glorified, glorious,
     glossal, glottal, glowing, gluttonous, godlike, grammar school,
     grand, grave, graveolent, great, great of heart, greathearted,
     guttural, half-seas over, handsome, hangover, happy, hard, haughty,
     heavy, height, heinous, held in awe, heroic, high and mighty,
     high school, high up, high-class, high-flown, high-frequency,
     high-headed, high-minded, high-nosed, high-pitched,
     high-pressure area, high-priced, high-reaching, high-set,
     high-sounding, high-tasted, high-toned, high-up, highfalutin,
     highfaluting, hilarious, hopeful, hopped up, huge, hyperbolic,
     hypertrophied, icky, idealistic, ill-smelling, illuminated,
     immoderate, immoderately, immortal, immortalized, imparadised,
     impassioned, important, in ecstasies, in good spirits, in heaven,
     in high spirits, in paradise, in raptures, in seventh heaven,
     in the air, in the clouds, incontinent, inebriated, inebriation,
     inebriety, inflamed, inordinate, inordinately, insobriety,
     intemperate, intemperately, intermediate, intermediate school,
     intonated, intoxicated, intoxication, irrepressible, isobar,
     isometric, isometric line, isopiestic line, isotherm,
     isothermal line, issue par, issue price, jubilant, junior high,
     junior high school, katzenjammer, keyed up, kinglike, kingly,
     knightly, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, ladylike, large,
     largehearted, lateral, lathered up, lauded, laughing, lavish, lax,
     leading, lethargy, liberal, lifted, light, lingual, liquid, lit,
     lit up, loaded, lofty, low, low-pressure area, lubricated, lushy,
     luxurious, maggoty, magnanimous, magnificent, magnified, majestic,
     malodorous, manic, manic state, market price, market value,
     mawkish, maximum, mephitic, merry, mezzo-soprano, miasmal, miasmic,
     mid, middle school, mighty, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, momentous,
     monophthongal, monstrous, monumental, morning after, mounting,
     moved, musty, muted, muzzy, narcohypnosis, narcolepsy, narcoma,
     narcosis, narcotic stupor, narcotization, narrow, nasal, nasalized,
     nasty, nauseant, nauseating, nauseous, neutral, nidorous, noble,
     noble-minded, nod, noisome, nominal value, not affordable, noxious,
     occluded front, occlusive, odorous, of gentle blood, of good cheer,
     of great cost, of rank, off, offensive, offering price, oiled,
     olid, on cloud nine, on high, on stilts, on the peak, on tiptoe,
     open, openhanded, opening price, optimistic, organized,
     out of bounds, out of sight, outrageous, outtopping, over, overbig,
     overdeveloped, overdrive, overgreat, overgrown, overhead,
     overjoyed, overjoyful, overlarge, overlooking, overmuch, overripe,
     overtopping, overweening, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, par,
     par value, parity, patrician, peak, penetrating, pharyngeal,
     pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pickled, pie-eyed,
     piercing, pissed, pissy-eyed, pitch, pitched, plastered, pleasant,
     poisonous, polar front, polluted, possessed, posttonic,
     pot-valiance, pot-valor, potted, premium, prep school,
     preparatory school, price, pricey, princelike, princely, principal,
     prodigal, prodigally, prominent, public school, put price, putrid,
     queenlike, queenly, quite the lady, quotation, quoted price, rack,
     raddled, radiant, raised, rally, rampant, rancid, rank, rapt,
     raptured, rapturous, ravished, ready to burst, reasty, reasy,
     rebarbative, record, reechy, reeking, reeky, renowned, repulsive,
     retroflex, reverse, rhapsodic, riant, rich, ripe, rosy, rotten,
     rounded, roused, sainted, sanctified, sanguine, sanguineous,
     secondary school, sedation, seminary, semivowel, senior high,
     senior high school, sent, serious, settling price, sharp,
     shellacked, shock, shrill, shrined, sickening, skunk-drunk,
     skyward, sleeping sickness, smashed, smellful, smelling, smelly,
     smiling, soaked, soaring, soft, sonant, sopor, soprano, sottedness,
     sour, soured, soused, spaced out, spacy, sparkling, spiring,
     spoiled, squall line, squeaky, squiffy, stale,
     standard transmission, stated value, stationary front, steamed up,
     steep, stenchy, stewed, stick shift, stiff, stilted, stimulated,
     stimulation, stinking, stinko, stirred, stirred up, stoned,
     stopped, straight up, stressed, strident, strong, strong-flavored,
     strong-tasting, stuffy, stupor, sublime, sulfurous, sumptuous,
     sunny, superb, supereminent, superior, superlative, supernal, surd,
     swacked, swings, swoon, sybaritic, syllabic, synchromesh, tainted,
     tall, tanked, tenor, tense, thanatosis, thick, thrilled, throaty,
     throned, tight, tingling, tingly, tipsiness, tipsy, tiptoe, titled,
     to excess, to extremes, to the zenith, tonal, tonic, too much, top,
     topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, trance, transmission,
     transported, treble, turbulent, turned, turned on, turned-on,
     twangy, unaccented, unbridled, unconscionable, undue, unpayable,
     unreasonable, unrestrained, unrounded, unstressed, up, upcast,
     upflung, uplifted, upraised, upreared, upright, upstairs, upthrown,
     upward, upwards, velar, vile, violent, vocalic, vocoid, voiced,
     voiceless, vomity, vowel, vowellike, warm front, weak, weather map,
     weevily, weighty, whipped up, wide, wind-shift line, winsome,
     without restraint, worked up, wrought up, yeasty, yucky, zonked
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  HIGH. This word has various significations: 1. Principal or chief, as high 
  constable, high sheriff. 2. Prominent, in a bad sense, as high treason. 3. 
  Open, not confined, as high seas. 
  
  

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