Translation of "high" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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high adjective (DISTANCE)

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 高楼/高山
high ceilings 高高的天花板
It's two and a half metres high and one metre wide. 它有两米半高,一米宽。
The corn grew waist-high (= as high as a person's waist) in the fields. 田里的玉米长到了齐腰的高度。

More examples

  • The house is encircled by a high fence.
  • I've put the cake on a high shelf where he can't get at it.
  • I love high heels but they're rather impractical.
  • A high wall isolated the house from the rest of the village.
  • The village is perched on top of a high hill.

high adjective (ABOVE AVERAGE)

B1 greater than the usual level or amount

The job demands a high level of concentration. 这项工作需要精神高度集中
He suffers from high blood pressure. 他患有高血压。
Antique furniture fetches very high prices these days. 这段时间古董家具的卖价很高。
She got very high marks in her geography exam. 她的地理考试得分很高。
It's very dangerous to drive at high speed when the roads are wet. 在潮湿的路面上高速驾驶是很危险的。
He's in a high-security prison. 他被关在一处戒备森严的监狱中。
high standards/principles

B1 very good or very moral standards

She was a woman of high principles. 她是一位道德高尚的女士。
She demands very high standards from the people who work for her. 她对为她工作的人要求很高。
high winds

fast, strong wind

High winds caused delays on the ferries. 大风导致渡轮延误。

More examples

  • Chocolate has a high fat content.
  • She had a high temperature and was delirious.
  • Pollution has reached disturbingly high levels in some urban areas.
  • A lot of businesses are being hurt by the current high interest rates.
  • The pollen count is high today, which is bad news for hay fever sufferers.

high adjective (IMPORTANT)

B2 having power, an important position, or great influence

an officer of high rank 高级军官

More examples

  • We've got to change the present system in which high court judges are regarded as somehow untouchable.
  • As the daughter of the president, she enjoys high status among her peers.
  • His father was a high-ranking official in the embassy.
  • She is widely regarded as the high priestess of contemporary dance.
  • At the age of 32, she managed to enter one of the citadels of high fashion.

high adjective (SOUND)

near or at the top of the range of sounds

I can't reach the high notes. 这些高音我唱不上去。

high adjective (BAD)

UK (of food) smelling bad and no longer good to eat

This meat is rather high - I'm going to throw it out. 这块肉已经变质了——我要不要把它扔掉?

high adjective (MENTAL STATE)

C2 not thinking or behaving normally because of taking drugs

He was high on heroin at the time. 他当时正因吸了海洛因而飘飘欲仙。


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high noun (ABOVE AVERAGE)

[ C ] a higher level than has ever been reached previously

Interest rates have reached an all-time/record high. 利率达到了历史最高水平/创纪录的高水平。

More examples

  • The pass rate in the exams has reached a new high this year.
  • Share prices have soared to a new all-time high in a day of frantic trading on the stock market.
  • The value of the shares hit a new high today.
  • Yields on gas and electricity shares have hit a record high.
  • Viewing figures for the TV show hit a new high last week.

high noun (MENTAL STATE)

[ C usually singular ] a period of extreme excitement or happiness when you feel full of energy, often caused by a feeling of success, or by drugs or alcohol or a religious experience

Exercise gives you a high. 运动使人兴奋。
She's been on a high ever since she got her article published in the Times. 自从她的文章发表以来,她一直情绪高涨。
There are lots of highs and lows in this job. 这份工作中有很多快乐也有许多沮丧。

high noun (EDUCATION)

[ S ] US informal for high school (when used in the name of a school)

I go to Santa Ana High. 我在圣安娜高中上学。


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B1 at or to a large distance from the ground

You'll have to hit the ball quite high to get it over that net. 你必须把球打得相当高,这样它才能过那网。
The new jet flew much higher than most planes. 协和式飞机飞得比大多数飞机都高很多。

More examples

  • We saw a condor gliding high above the mountains.
  • The ball rose high above the fielder and fell behind the boundary line.
  • Can you see those goats grazing high in the mountains?
  • He batted the ball high into the air.
  • She twirled her baton high in the air as she led the parade.

(Translation of “high” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)