Übersetzung von “high” — Englisch–Französisch Wörterbuch


adjectivehigh /haɪ/
≠low; large when measured from the bottom to the top

a high wall
un haut mur

the highest mountain in the range
la plus haute montagne de cette chaîne
used to talk about how big sth is from bottom to top
de haut

How high is the mountain?
Quelle est la hauteur de cette montagne ?

The fence is six feet high.
La clôture fait un mètre quatre-vingts de haut.
≠low; far above the ground
haut/haute , en altitude

high white clouds
des nuages blancs en altitude
≠low; greater in amount, size, or degree than usual
élevé/-ée , grand/grande

high speed/prices
une vitesse élevée ; des prix élevés

high-quality goods
des articles de grande qualité

Confidence in the economy is high.
Il y a une grande confiance dans l'économie.
high in sth
having greater levels than usual
riche en

foods that are high in fat
les aliments riches en graisse
high hopes/expectations
bon espoir

We had high hopes that he would be a doctor.
Nous avions bon espoir qu'il devienne médecin.
≠low; more important than others
haut/haute , supérieur/-eure

officers of high rank
les officiers de haut rang

to hold a high government office
occuper un poste de haut fonctionnaire
≠low; at or near the top of a range

temperatures in the high 70s
des températures allant jusqu'à 20 degrés

to sing the highest notes
chanter les notes les plus hautes
≠low; showing strong approval or admiration

to have a high opinion of sb
avoir une haute opinion de qqn
under the influence of drugs
fam défoncé/-ée

high on cocaine
défoncé à la cocaïne
(of winds) very strong

high winds gusting to 60 miles per hour
des vents forts soufflant en bourrasque jusqu'à 100 kilomètres heure
being the most extreme example of

the high fashion shows in Paris and Milan
les défilés de haute couture à Paris et Milan


noun countablehigh [ haɪ ]
≠low; the top or highest level or number
maximum masculine

It will be hot today with a high of 92°.
Il fera chaud aujourd'hui avec des maximales à 35°.
record high/all-time high
the highest point ever
record masculine historique

The stock market reached a record high today.
La Bourse a atteint un record historique aujourd'hui.
≠low; an area of high pressure that affects the weather
zone feminine de haute pression , anticyclone masculine

a high moving through the region
une zone de haute pression traversant la région
a physical feeling that results from taking drugs
fam défonce feminine

the high you get from taking ecstasy
l'effet planant provoqué par la prise d'ecstasy
≠low; a feeling of great happiness or excitement
euphorie feminine

The whole campus was on a high after the team won.
Le campus entier était en pleine euphorie après la victoire de l'équipe.
highs and lows
good and bad times
hauts masculine plural et bas masculine plural

the highs and lows of a political campaign
les hauts et les bas d'une campagne politique


adverbhigh /haɪ/
≠low; far above the ground

a bird flying high above the trees
un oiseau volant haut au-dessus des arbres

from a point high on a mountain top
d'un point situé haut au sommet de la montagne

Throw it higher.
Lance-le plus haut.
≠low; to a point or amount that is greater than usual

as prices rise higher and higher
comme les prix augmentent de plus en plus
≠low; at or near the top of a range

I can't sing that high.
Je ne peux pas chanter aussi haut.

(Übersetzung von “high” aus dem GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)


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.

(Übersetzung von “high” aus dem PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)