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high

adjective (DISTANCE)    /haɪ/
A2 ( especially of things that are not living ) being a large distance from top to bottom or a long way above the ground , or having the stated distance from top to bottom : a high building / mountain high ceilings It's two and a half metres high and one metre wide . The corn grew waist-high (= as high as a person's waist ) in the fields .High, tall and deep Grammar:High or tall?We use high for mountains and for things which are a long way above the ground:Grammar:MeasurementsGrammar:Area: length, width, depth and heightWe use the nouns length, width, depth and height and the adjectives long, wide, deep and high to talk about area and size:Grammar:Weight and volumeWe use the verb weigh to measure weight:Grammar:Frequency, speed, timeWe use many different expressions to describe frequency, speed and time. Here are some of them:
(Definition of high adjective (DISTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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