› greater than the usual level or amount: high interest rates/costs/expenses/pricesa high degree/percentage/proportion The research evidence all indicates a high degree of customer satisfaction with the product.
› [usually before noun] in a position of power, importance, or great influence: The firm has been propelled from investment banking's third division to its highest rank.
› better than the usual quality or standard: She demanded and achieved high standards from those with whom she worked. The company stresses speed, low cost, and high quality in its products. The community has a stable work force, good jobs and a high quality of life.