Die Übersetzung von "high" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


adjective /hai/

at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc

a high mountain
a high dive
a dive from the high diving-board.

having a particular height

de haut
This building is about 20 metres high
My horse is fifteen hands high.

great; large; considerable

The car was travelling at high speed
He has a high opinion of her work
They charge high prices
high hopes
The child has a high fever/temperature.

most important; very important

the high altar in a church
Important criminal trials are held at the High Court
a high official.

noble; good

high ideals.

(of a wind) strong

The wind is high tonight.

(of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range

a high note.

(of voices) like a child’s voice (rather than like a man’s)

He still speaks in a high voice.

(of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.


having great value

Aces and kings are high cards.
highly adverb

very; very much

She was highly delighted to receive the award
He has a highly-paid job as a company director
I value the book highly.

with approval

en bien (de)
He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
highness noun

a title of a prince, princess etc

Your Highness
Her Highness.

the state or quality of being high.

high-chair noun

a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.

chaise haute
high-class adjective

of high quality

de grande classe
This is a high-class hotel.
higher education

education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.

enseignement supérieur
high fidelity (See also hi-fi)

high-handed adjective

done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people

a high-handed decision
A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
high-handedly adverb

high-handedness noun

high jump

a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.

saut en hauteur
highlands noun plural

a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.

région montagneuse
high-level adjective

involving important people

de haut niveau
high-level talks.
highlight noun

the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc

The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
highly-strung adjective

very nervous; very easily upset or excited.

She’s a highly-strung individual.
high-minded adjective

having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.

à l’âme noble
high-minded ideals of peace and harmony.
high-mindedness noun

noblesse de sentiments
high-pitched adjective

(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp

a high-pitched, childish voice.
high-powered adjective

(with an engine which is) very powerful

de haute puissance
a high-powered motorboat/engine.
high-rise adjective

with many storeys

tour (d’habitation)
She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
highroad noun

a main road.

high school

a secondary school

école secondaire
She goes to high school next year.
high-spirited adjective

showing high spirits

a high-spirited horse.
high spirits

enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy

He’s in high spirits today.
high street

(with capital when used as a name ) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.

rue principale
high-tech /ˌhai ˈtek/ noun

(also hi-tech, high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.

haute technologie
high tide

the time when the tide is farthest up the shore

marée haute
High tide today is at 15.46
They set sail at high tide.
high water

the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.

marée haute; haute mer
highway noun

a road, especially a large or main road.

Highway Code

in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.

code de la route
highwayman noun (plural highwaymen)

in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.

bandit de grand chemin
high and dry

(of boats) on the shore; out of the water

The boat was left high and dry on the beach.

in difficulties

en plan
Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low


I’ve searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty

behaving as if one thinks one is very important

qui se donne de grands airs
Don’t be so high and mighty – you’re just like any one of us.
the high seas

the open seas; far from land.

haute mer
it is etc high time

something ought to be done or have been done etc by now

il est grand temps (que)
It is high time that this job was finished.
see also tall.

(Die Übersetzung von "high" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)