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high

adjective   /haɪ/
A2 having a long distance from the bottom to the top alto a high building/mountain →  Opposite low
B1 a long distance above the ground or the level of the sea alto The village was high up in the mountains.
used to say how long the distance is from the top of something to the bottom alto How high is it? It’s ten feet high.
B1 great in amount or level alto a high temperature high prices →  Opposite low
B1 very good alto of high quality She got high marks in her last exam.
important, powerful, or at an upper level of something alto a high rank in the army
A high sound or note is near the top of the set of sounds that people can hear. agudo →  Opposite low
adverb   /haɪ/
B1 at or to a long distance above the ground alto He threw the ball high into the air. We flew high above the city.
B1 at or to a large amount or level alto Temperatures rose as high as 40 degrees.
(Definition of high from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

high

adjective /hai/
at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc alto a high mountain a high dive a dive from the high diving-board.
having a particular height de altura This building is about 20 metres high My horse is fifteen hands high.
great; large; considerable alto; elevado; grande 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 mayor; supremo; alto the high altar in a church Important criminal trials are held at the High Court a high official.
noble; good bueno, noble high ideals.
(of a wind) strong fuerte The wind is high tonight.
(of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range alto a high note.
(of voices) like a child’s voice (rather than like a man’s) agudo He still speaks in a high voice.
(of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad. pasado
having great value importante; de gran valor Aces and kings are high cards.
highly adverb
very; very much muy; enormemente 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 muy bien He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
highness noun
a title of a prince, princess etc alteza Your Highness Her Highness.
the state or quality of being high. altura
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. enseñanza superior
high fidelity noun
high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi alta fidelidad
high-handed adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people autoritario, despótico a high-handed decision A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
high-handedly adverb
autoritariamente, despóticamente She was accused of behaving high-handedly.
high-handedness noun
despotismo, tiranía
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 de alto nivel 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 nervioso, excitable, tenso She’s a highly-strung individual.
high-minded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc noble, altruista, magnánimo, bueno high-minded ideals of peace and harmony.
high-mindedness noun
nobleza, altruismo, bondad
high-pitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp agudo a high-pitched, childish voice.
high-powered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful de gran potencia 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. carretera
high school noun
a secondary school instituto, escuela de secundaria She goes to high school next year.
high-spirited adjective
showing high spirits brioso; fogoso 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. calle mayor
high-tech /ˌhai ˈtek/ noun
(also hi-tech, high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry alta tecnología the widespread application of high technology in medicine.
high tide noun
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore marea alta 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. carretera; carretera principal, autopista
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 en seco The boat was left high and dry on the beach.
in difficulties en apuros 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 engreído; arrogante 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. alta mar, mar adentro
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.
(Definition of high from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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