highadjectiveuk us /haɪ/
high adjective (DISTANCE)
high adjective (ABOVE AVERAGE)
- 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)
- 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.
- be the cat's whiskers idiom
- big fish/gun/noise/shot/wheel idiom
- big hitter
- fat cat
- guest of honour
- high up
- of the moment idiom
- the big boys
- the bigger they are, the harder they fall idiom
- the grand old man of sth idiom
high adjective (SOUND)
high adjective (BAD)
high adjective (MENTAL STATE)
highnounuk us /haɪ/
high noun (ABOVE AVERAGE)
- 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)
high noun (EDUCATION)
highadverbuk us /haɪ/