Spanish translation of “high”
high 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
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
importante; de gran
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
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.
silla alta para niño
high-class adjective › of high quality
de alta categoría
This is a high-class hotel. higher education noun › education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity noun › high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). 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 ›
She was accused of behaving high-handedly. high-handedness noun ›
high jump noun › a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it
salto de altura
He’s competing in the high jump. highlands noun plural › a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
región montañosa; las tierras altas de Escocia
high-level adjective › involving important people
high-level talks. highlight noun › the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc
punto culminante, guinda
The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a waterfall. 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
high-minded ideals of peace and harmony. high-mindedness noun ›
, altruista, magnánimo, bueno
nobleza, altruismo, bondad
high-pitched adjective › (of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp
a high-pitched, childish voice. high-powered adjective › (with an engine which is) very powerful
a high-powered motorboat/engine. high-rise adjective › with many storeys/stories
edificio de muchos pisos
She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily. high road noun › a main road.
high school noun › a secondary school
instituto, escuela de secundaria
She goes to high school next year. high-spirited adjective › showing high spirits
a high-spirited horse. high spirits noun plural › enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy
con ánimos, de buen humor
He’s in high spirits today. high street noun › (with capital when used as a name ) (British ) the main street of a town etc , usually with shops etc.
high-tech /ˌhai ˈtek/ noun › (also hi-tech, high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry
the widespread application of high technology in medicine. high tide noun › the time when the tide is farthest up the shore
High tide today is at 15.46 They set sail at high tide. high water noun › the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
marea alta, pleamar
highway noun › a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code noun › in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
código de circulación
highwayman noun (plural highwaymen) › in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
salteador de caminos, bandido
high and dry adjective › (of boats) on the shore; out of the water
The boat was left high and dry on the beach. › in difficulties
Her husband has left her high and dry without any money. high and low › everywhere
por todas partes
I’ve searched high and low for that book. high and mighty adjective › behaving as if one thinks one is very important
Don’t be so high and mighty – you’re just like any one of us. the high seas noun plural › the open seas; far from land.
it is high time › something ought to be done or have been done etc by now
ya va siendo hora de; ya era hora de
It is high time that this job was finished.see also tall.