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Spanish translation of “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
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 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 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
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 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. high-class adjective of high quality This is a high-class hotel. higher education education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university. high fidelity (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
autoritariamente, despóticamente
high-handedness noun high jump a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it. 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 brewery.
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 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
edificio de muchos pisos
She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
highroad noun a main road. high school 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 enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy
con ánimos, de buen humor
He’s in high spirits today.
high street (with capital when used as a name ) 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. high tide 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 the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point. highway noun a road, especially a large or main road. Highway Code in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users. 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 (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 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 the open seas; far from land. it is etc 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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