Synonyms of high


1. high, degree, grade, level

usage: a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high"

2. high, air mass

usage: an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high"

3. high, elation

usage: a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days"

4. high, elation

usage: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"

5. high, heights, topographic point, place, spot

usage: a high place; "they stood on high and observed the countryside"; "he doesn't like heights"

6. senior high school, senior high, high, highschool, high school, secondary school, lyceum, lycee, Gymnasium, middle school

usage: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool"

7. high gear, high, gear, gear mechanism

usage: a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed


1. high (vs. low), advanced, broad(prenominal), full(prenominal), graduate(prenominal), postgraduate, higher(prenominal), higher(prenominal), last, utmost, soaring, superior

usage: greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself"

2. high (vs. low), altitudinous, commanding, dominating, overlooking, eminent, lofty, soaring, towering, high-level, high-altitude, high-stepped, high-stepping, high-top, high-topped, steep, upper, tall, top, up

usage: (literal meaning) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high"

3. eminent, high, superior (vs. inferior)

usage: standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community"

4. high (vs. low), high-pitched, adenoidal, pinched, nasal, altissimo, alto, countertenor, alto, falsetto, peaky, spiky, shrill, sharp, screaky, screechy, squeaking, squeaky, squealing, soprano, treble, sopranino, tenor, tenor

usage: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency

5. high, in high spirits, elated (vs. dejected)

usage: happy and excited and energetic

6. gamey, gamy, high, malodorous (vs. fragrant), malodourous, unpleasant-smelling, ill-smelling, stinky

usage: (used of the smell of meat) smelling spoiled or tainted

7. high, mellow, intoxicated (vs. sober), drunk, inebriated

usage: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana)


1. high, high up

usage: at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder"

2. high

usage: in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"

3. high, richly, luxuriously

usage: in a rich manner; "he lives high"

4. high

usage: far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

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