part of speech: adjective

inflections: higher, highest

definition 1: reaching up a great distance; tall.

  • We had a great view from the top of the high cliff.

synonyms: lofty

antonyms: low

definition 2: at a given distance from the ground.

  • That branch is fifteen feet high.

synonyms: tall

definition 3: above what is usual.

  • The train traveled at a high speed.

definition 4: costing a lot; expensive.

  • The price of land near the beach is very high.

synonyms: steep, stiff

definition 5: raised in pitch.

  • He has a high voice.
  • It is hard for me to sing the high notes.

antonyms: low

definition 6: important, serious, or dignified in nature.

  • My brother is a person of high ideals.

synonyms: important, influential, lofty


part of speech: adverb

inflections: higher, highest

definition: in or to a high position or place.

  • The bird flew high in the sky.

antonyms: low


part of speech: noun

definition: something that is high, such as an amount or a person’s spirits.

  • Gas prices reached a new high this summer.
  • My brother is on a high because he got all A’s and B’s this year.

synonyms: top

antonyms: low


derivation: higher (adj.)