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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
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 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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