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Autor:  Jeferson
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Data:  02/NOV/2005 1:58 PM
Assunto:  High

high    (P)  Pronunciation Key  (h)
adj. high·er, high·est

Having a relatively great elevation; extending far upward: a high mountain; a high tower.
Extending a specified distance upward: a cabinet ten feet high.
Far or farther from a reference point: was too high in the offensive zone to take a shot.

Being at or near the peak or culminating stage: the high tourist season; high summer.
Advanced in development or complexity: high forms of animal life; higher mathematics.
Far removed in time; remote: high antiquity.

Slightly spoiled or tainted; gamy. Used of meat.
Having a bad smell; malodorous.

Having a pitch corresponding to a relatively large number of sound-wave cycles per second: the high tones of a flute.
Raised in pitch; not soft or hushed: a high voice.
Situated relatively far from the equator: a high latitude.

Of great importance: set a high priority on funding the housing program.
Eminent in rank or status: a high official.
Serious; grave: high crimes and misdemeanors.
Constituting a climax; crucial: The chase scene is the high point of the film.
Characterized by lofty or stirring events or themes: high adventure; high drama.
Lofty or exalted in quality or character: a person of high morals.

Greater than usual or expected, as in quantity, magnitude, cost, or degree: “A high price has to be paid for the happy marriage with the four healthy children” (Doris Lessing).
Favorable: He has a high opinion of himself.
Of great force or violence: high winds.

Indicating excitement or euphoria: high spirits.
Slang. Intoxicated by or as if by alcohol or a drug, such as cocaine or marijuana.
Luxurious; extravagant: high living.
Linguistics. Of or relating to vowels produced with part of the tongue close to the palate, as in the vowel of tree.
Of, relating to, or being the gear configuration or setting, as in an automotive transmission, that produces the greatest vehicular speed with respect to engine speed.

adv. higher, highest
At, in, or to a lofty position, level, or degree: saw a plane high in the sky; prices that had gone too high.
In an extravagant or luxurious way: made a fortune and lived high.

A lofty place or region.
A high level or degree: Summer temperatures reached an all-time high.
The high gear configuration of a transmission.
A center of high atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
Slang. An intoxicated or euphoric condition induced by or as if by a drug.

high and dry
In a position of helplessness; stranded: went off and left me high and dry.
Nautical Out of water. Used of a ship, for example.
high and low
Here and there; everywhere: searched high and low for the keys.
on high
High in the sky.
In heaven.
In a position of authority.

[Middle English, from Old English hah.]
highly adv.

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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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In addition to the idioms beginning with high, also see blow sky-high; fly high; friend in court (high places); hell or high water; hit the high spots (points); hold one's head high; in high dudgeon; knee-high to a grasshopper; on high; on one's high horse; ride high; run high; stink to high heaven; think a lot (highly) of; turn on (get high).


Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Main Entry: 1high
Pronunciation: 'hI
Function: adjective
1 : having a complex organization : greatly differentiated or developed phylogenetically —usually used in the comparative degree of advanced types of plants and animals <the higher algae> <the higher apes> —compare LOW
2 a : exhibiting elation or euphoric excitement <a high patient> b : being intoxicated; also : excited or stupefied by or as if by a drug (as marijuana or heroin)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.

Main Entry: 2high
Function: noun
: an excited, euphoric, or stupefied state; especially : one produced by or as if by a drug (as heroin)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.


adj 1: 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" [ant: low] 2: (literal meanings) 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" [ant: low] 3: standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community" [syn: eminent] 4: used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn: high-pitched] [ant: low] 5: happy and excited and energetic [syn: in high spirits] 6: used of the smell of game beginning to taint [syn: gamey, gamy] 7: slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) [syn: mellow] n 1: a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high" [ant: low] 2: an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high" [syn: high pressure] 3: a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days" [ant: low spirits] 4: a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on" 5: a high place; "they stood on high and observed the coutryside"; "he doesn't like heights" [syn: heights] 6: a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: senior high school, senior high, highschool, high school] 7: a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed [syn: high gear] adv 1: at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder" [syn: high up] 2: in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high" 3: in a rich manner; "he lives high" [syn: richly, luxuriously] 4: far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University


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Source: InvestorWords, © 2000 InvestorGuide.com, Inc.


high: in CancerWEB's On-line Medical Dictionary

Source: On-line Medical Dictionary, © 1997-98 Academic Medical Publishing & CancerWEB

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High  –  Luis  02/NOV/2005, 12:35 PM
 High  –  Jeferson  02/NOV/2005, 1:58 PM
High  –  André Oliveira  02/NOV/2005, 2:17 PM
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