Translation of "high" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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highadjective

uk /haɪ/ us /haɪ/

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

(尤指無生命的東西)高的,有…高的
a high building/mountain 高樓/高山
high ceilings 高高的天花板
It's two and a half metres high and one metre wide. 它有兩公尺半高,一公尺寬。
The corn grew waist-high (= as high as a person's waist) in the fields. 田裡的玉米長到了及腰的高度。

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

(比通常水準)高的,多的
The job demands a high level of concentration. 這項工作需要高度集中精神
He suffers from high blood pressure. 他患有高血壓。
Antique furniture fetches very high prices these days. 這段時間古董傢俱的價位很高。
She got very high marks in her geography exam. 她的地理考試分數很高。
It's very dangerous to drive at high speed when the roads are wet. 在潮濕的路面上高速駕駛是很危險的。
He's in a high-security prison. 他被關在一處戒備森嚴的監獄中。
high standards/principles

B1 very good or very moral standards

高標準/高度的道德標準
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. 她對底下工作的人要求很高。
high winds

fast, strong wind

大風,強風
High winds caused delays on the ferries. 大風導致渡輪延誤。

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

(權位)重要的,高級的
an officer of high rank 高級軍官

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

高音的,聲音尖銳的
I can't reach the high notes. 這些高音我唱不上去。

high adjective (BAD)

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

(食物)腐壞的,變質的
This meat is rather high - I'm going to throw it out. 這塊肉已經腐壞了——我要不要把它丟掉?

high adjective (MENTAL STATE)

C2 not thinking or behaving normally because of taking drugs

(因吸毒而)極度亢奮的
He was high on heroin at the time. 他當時正因吸了海洛因而飄飄欲仙。

highnoun

uk /haɪ/ us /haɪ/

high noun (ABOVE AVERAGE)

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

最高水準,高潮
Interest rates have reached an all-time/record high. 利率達到了歷史最高點/創紀錄的高水準。

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

(因獲得成功帶來的)極度興奮;(毒品、酒精或宗教體驗引起的)快感,極樂
Exercise gives you a high. 運動使人興奮。
She's been on a high ever since she got her article published in the Times. 自從她的文章發表以來,她情緒一直非常高漲。
There are lots of highs and lows in this job. 這份工作中有很多快樂,也有許多沮喪。

high noun (EDUCATION)

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

(用於中學名稱中)
I go to Santa Ana High. 我唸聖安娜高中。

highadverb

uk /haɪ/ us /haɪ/

B1 at or to a large distance from the ground

在高處;高高地
You'll have to hit the ball quite high to get it over that net. 你必須把球打得相當高,這樣它才能越過那網。
The new jet flew much higher than most planes. 協和式噴射機飛得比大多數飛機都高很多。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)