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high polymer
Chem. a polymer composed of a large number of monomers. * * *
high priest
1. a chief priest. 2. Judaism. (from Aaronic times to about the 1st century A.D.) the priest ranking above all other priests and the only one permitted to enter the holy of ...
high priestess
high priestess n. 1. a chief priestess, as of a religion or a cult 2. a woman who is a chief exponent of a philosophy, movement, etc. or an acknowledged leader or expert in some ...
high priesthood
1. the condition or office of a high priest. 2. high priests collectively. [1525-35] * * *
high profile
—high-profile, adj. a deliberately conspicuous manner of living or operating. [1965-70] * * *
high relief
Sculpture. sculptured relief in which volumes are strongly projected from the background. See illus. under relief2. [1875-80] * * *
High Renaissance
a style of art developed in Italy in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, chiefly characterized by an emphasis on draftsmanship, schematized, often centralized compositions, ...
high road
high road n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a main road; highway 2. an easy or direct way 3. a course of action, position, etc. that is uninfluenced by partisanship, self-interest, ...
high roller
Informal. 1. a person who gambles for large stakes, as in a casino. 2. a person who spends money freely for entertainment and extravagant living. 3. a corporation or governmental ...
high school
—high-school, adj. —high schooler. a school attended after elementary school or junior high school and usually consisting of grades 9 or 10 through 12. [1815-25] * * * In ...
high schooler
See high-school. * * *
high sea
—high-sea, adj. 1. the sea or ocean beyond the three-mile limit or territorial waters of a country. 2. Usually, high seas. a. the open, unenclosed waters of any sea or ocean; ...
high seas
high seas n. open ocean waters outside the territorial limits of any single nation * * * In maritime law, the waters lying outside the territorial waters of any and all ...
High Sheriff
n a representative of the King or Queen in each of the counties in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The position is an honorary (= unpaid) one and has existed since 995. The ...
high sign
a gesture, glance, or facial expression used as a surreptitious signal to warn, admonish, or inform. [1900-05] * * *
high society
society (def. 9). [1915-20] * * *
high spirits
a mood of joy, elation, etc.; vivacity. * * *
high street
n (BrE) the main shopping street in the centre of a town or city. It is often used as part of a name: Oxford High Street I met her in the high street. high-street shops Marks ...
high style
—high-style, adj. the most up-to-date, elegant, or exclusive fashion, esp. in clothing. [1935-40] * * *
high table
Brit. the table in the dining hall of a college, reserved for senior members of the college and distinguished guests. [1300-50; ME] * * *
High Tatra.
See Tatra Mountains. * * *
high tea
Brit. a late afternoon or early evening meal similar to a light supper. [1825-35] * * *
high tech
high tech or high technology n. 1. highly specialized, complex technology, as in electronics: in full high technology ☆ 2. furnishings, fashions, etc. that in design or look ...
high technology
—high-technology, adj. any technology requiring the most sophisticated scientific equipment and advanced engineering techniques, as microelectronics, data processing, genetic ...
high tide
1. the tide at its highest level of elevation. 2. the time of high water. 3. a culminating point: the high tide of the revolution. [bef. 1000; ME; OE] * * *
high time
the appropriate time or past the appropriate time: It's high time he got out of bed. * * *
high top
a sneaker that covers the ankle. [1980-85] * * *
high tops
See high-tops. * * *
high treason
treason against the sovereign or state. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
high water
1. water at its greatest elevation, as in a river. 2. See high tide. [1545-55] * * *
high waters
(used with a pl. v.) Slang. trousers short enough to expose the ankles, esp. as worn by growing children whom they earlier fit. Also called flooders. [1855-60, Amer.] * * *
high wine
Often, high wines. Distilling. a distillate containing a high percentage of alcohol. [1350-1400; ME] * * *
high wire
a tightrope stretched very high above the ground. [1880-85] * * *
High Wycombe
▪ England, United Kingdom  town, Wycombe district, administrative and historic county of Buckinghamshire, England. It lies along the River Wye, at the edge of the Chiltern ...
high yellow
—high-yellow, adj. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a light-skinned black person. Also, high yaller /yal"euhr/. [1920-25] * * *
high-and-mighty
—high-and-mightiness, n. /huy"euhn muy"tee, -euhnd-/, adj. haughty; arrogant. * * *
high-bush cranberry
☆ high-bush cranberry [hī′boosh΄ ] n. CRANBERRY BUSH * * *
high-card pool
/huy"kahrd'/, Cards. See red dog. * * *
High-Church
High-Church (hīʹchûrchʹ) adj. Of or relating to a group in the Anglican Church that stresses the historical continuity of Catholic Christianity and maintains traditional ...
high-class
/huy"klas", -klahs"/, adj. of a type superior in quality or degree; first-rate: a high-class hotel. [1860-65] * * *
high-colored
/huy"kul"euhrd/, adj. 1. deep in color; vivid. 2. flushed or red; florid: a high-colored complexion. [1920-25] * * *
high-compression
high-compression [hī΄kəm presh′ən] adj. of a modern type of internal-combustion engine designed so that the fuel mixture is compressed into a smaller cylinder space, ...
high-concept
high-concept [hī′kän′sept΄] adj. based on a simple idea regarded as certain to appeal to a large audience [a high-concept film] * * * high-con·cept ...
high-count
adj. (of a woven fabric) having a relatively high number of warp and filling threads per square inch. [1925-30] * * *
high-country
See high country. * * *
high-definition
high-definition [hī′def΄ə nish′ən] adj. designating or of a type of television image transmission that has a quality of image DEFINITION (sense 7) and sound reproduction ...
high-definition television
/huy"def'euh nish"euhn/ a television system having twice the standard number of scanning lines per frame and producing a sharper image, and greater picture detail. Abbr.: ...
high-definition television (HDTV)
Any system producing significantly greater picture resolution than that of the ordinary 525-line (625-line in Europe) television screen. Conventional television transmits ...
high-definitiontelevision
high-def·i·ni·tion television (hīʹdĕf'ə-nĭshʹən) n. Abbr. HDTV A television system that has twice the standard number of scanning lines per frame and therefore produces ...
high-density
/huy"den"si tee/, adj. having a high concentration: entering a high-density market with a new product. [1950-55] * * *
high-density lipoprotein
a blood constituent involved in the transport of cholesterol and associated with a decreased risk of atherosclerosis and heart attack. Abbr.: HDL Cf. low-density lipoprotein. * * ...
high-density polyethylene
Chem. polyethylene consisting mainly of linear, or unbranched, chains with high crystallinity and melting point, and density of 0.96 or more, produced at low pressure and used ...
high-densitylipoprotein
high-density lipoprotein n. Abbr. HDL A complex of lipids and proteins in approximately equal amounts that functions as a transporter of cholesterol in the blood. High levels are ...
high-densitypolyethylene
high-density polyethylene n. Abbr. HDPE A strong, relatively opaque form of polyethylene having a dense structure with few side branches off the main carbon backbone. * * *
high-end
/huy"end"/, adj. Informal. being the most expensive and technically sophisticated: high-end stereo equipment. * * *
high-energy
high-en·er·gy (hīʹĕnʹər-jē) adj. 1. Of or relating to elementary particles with energies exceeding hundreds of thousands of electron volts. 2. Yielding a large amount of ...
high-energy particle
high-energy particle [hī′en′ər jē] n. an atomic or subatomic particle with energy greater than 100 MeV * * *
high-energy physics
/huy"en"euhr jee/ the branch of particle physics that deals with the collisions of particles accelerated to such high energies that new elementary particles are created by the ...
high-fidelity
See high fidelity. * * *
high-five
/huy"fuyv"/, n. a gesture of greeting, good-fellowship, or triumph in which one person slaps the upraised palm of the hand against that of another. * * *
high-flown
/huy"flohn"/, adj. 1. extravagant in aims, pretensions, etc. 2. pretentiously lofty; bombastic: We couldn't endure his high-flown oratory. [1640-50] Syn. 2. florid, flowery, ...
high-grade
—high-grader, n. /huy"grayd"/, adj., v., high-graded, high-grading. adj. 1. of excellent or superior quality. 2. (of ore) yielding a relatively large amount of the metal for ...
high-handed
—high-handedly, adv. —high-handedness, n. /huy"han"did/, adj. condescending or presumptuous; overbearing; arbitrary: He has a highhanded manner. [1625-35] * * *
high-hat
—high-hatter, n. /huy"hat"/, v., high-hatted, high-hatting, adj. Informal. v.t. 1. to snub or treat condescendingly. adj. 2. snobbish; disdainful; haughty. [1915-20; v., adj. ...
high-hat cymbals
Music. a pair of cymbals mounted on a rod so that the upper cymbal can be lifted and dropped on the lower by means of a pedal. [1930-35] * * *
high-hatcymbals
high-hat cymbals also hi-hat cymbals (hīʹhătʹ) pl.n. A pair of cymbals positioned to be worked by a foot pedal. * * *
high-impact
high-impact [hī′im′pakt΄] adj. 1. able to withstand a relatively severe impact [high-impact plastic] 2. involving forceful impact * * *
high-income
high-in·come (hīʹĭnʹkŭm) adj. Of or relating to individuals or groups, such as families, that are supported by or earn income considered high in comparison with that of the ...
high-jump
/huy"jump'/, v.i. 1. to participate in the high jump; compete as a high jumper. v.t. 2. to clear or attempt to clear (a specified height) in a high jump: a goal of high-jumping ...
high-key
/huy"kee"/, adj. (of a photograph) having chiefly light tones, usually with little tonal contrast (distinguished from low-key). [1915-20] * * *
high-keyed
/huy"keed"/, adj. very nervous or excitable; high-strung. * * *
high-level
/huy"lev"euhl/, adj. 1. undertaken by or composed of participants having a high status: a high-level meeting; a high-level investigation. 2. having senior authority or high ...
high-level language
Computers. a problem-oriented programming language, as COBOL, FORTRAN, or PL/1, that uses English-like statements and symbols to create sequences of computer instructions and ...
high-lifer
See highlife. * * *
high-low
/huy"loh"/ for 1, 3; /huy"loh'/ for 2, n. 1. a game of poker in which both high and low hands are eligible to win, the pot usually being split equally between the player with the ...
high-low-jack
/huy"loh'jak"/, n. See all fours (def. 2). [1805-15] * * *
high-minded
—high-mindedly, adv. —high-mindedness, n. /huy"muyn"did/, adj. having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings. [1495-1505] Syn. principled, honest, fair, ethical, ...
high-mindedly
See high-minded. * * *
high-mindedness
See high-mindedly. * * *
high-muck-a-muck
/huy"muk'euh muk", -muk"euh muk'/, n. an important, influential, or high-ranking person, esp. one who is pompous or conceited. Also, high-mucky-muck /huy"muk'ee muk", -muk"ee ...
high-necked
/huy"nekt"/, adj. (of a garment) high at the neck. [1835-45] * * *
high-occupancy vehicle lane
/huy"ok"yeuh peuhn see/. See diamond lane. * * *
high-octane
/huy"ok"tayn/, adj. 1. noting a gasoline with a relatively high octane number, characterized by high efficiency and freedom from knock. 2. Informal. forceful or intense; dynamic; ...
high-passfilter
high-pass filter (hīʹpăsʹ) n. A filter designed to transmit electromagnetic frequencies above a certain value, while excluding those of a lower frequency. * * *
high-pitched
/huy"pitcht"/, adj. 1. Music. played or sung at a high pitch. 2. emotionally intense: a high-pitched argument. 3. (of a roof) having an almost vertical slope; steep. [1585-95] * ...
high-power
/huy"pow"euhr/, adj. 1. (of a rifle) of a sufficiently high muzzle velocity and using a heavy enough bullet to kill large game. 2. high-powered. [1890-95] * * *
high-powered
/huy"pow"euhrd/, adj. 1. extremely energetic, dynamic, and capable: high-powered executives. 2. of a forceful and driving character: high-powered selling techniques. 3. capable ...
high-pressure
/huy"presh"euhr/, adj., v., high-pressured, high-pressuring. adj. 1. having or involving a pressure above the normal: high-pressure steam. 2. vigorous; persistent; aggressive: ...
high-pressure phenomena
▪ physics Introduction       changes in physical, chemical, and structural characteristics that matter undergoes when subjected to high pressure. pressure thus serves ...
high-priced
/huy"pruyst"/, adj. expensive; costly: a high-priced camera. [1785-95] Syn. See expensive. * * *
high-profile
high-profile [hī′prō′fīl΄] adj. having a high profile; well-known, highly publicized, etc. * * * See high profile. * * *
high-proof
/huy"proohf"/, adj. containing a high percentage of alcohol: high-proof spirits. * * *
high-res
high-res (hīʹrĕzʹ) adj. Informal High-resolution. * * *
high-resolution
/huy"rez'euh looh"sheuhn/, adj. 1. having or capable of producing an image characterized by fine detail: high-resolution photography; high-resolution lens. 2. Computers. of or ...
high-rise
/huy"ruyz'/, adj. 1. (of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house. 2. of, pertaining to, or ...
high-rise building
Multistory building taller than the maximum height people are willing to walk up, thus requiring vertical mechanical transportation. The introduction of safe passenger elevators ...
high-riser
/huy"ruy'zeuhr/, n. 1. a couch or single bed with a mattress and frame concealed beneath, which, when pulled all the way out, lift up to the level of the upper cushion or ...
high-rises
➡ skyscrapers * * *
high-risk
high-risk (hīʹrĭskʹ) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or characterized by risk: a high-risk business. 2. Being particularly subject to potential danger or hazard: a high-risk ...
high-rolling
/huy"roh"ling/, adj. Informal. gambling, spending, or living extravagantly or recklessly: high-rolling gamblers; a high-rolling investor. * * *
high-school
See high school. * * *
high-sounding
/huy"sown"ding/, adj. having an impressive or pretentious sound; grand: the high-sounding titles of minor officials. [1550-60] * * *
high-speed
/huy"speed"/, adj. 1. designed to operate or operating at a high speed: a high-speed drill. 2. Photog. suitable for minimum light exposure: high-speed film; a high-speed ...
high-speed steel
an especially hard, heat-resistant steel for use in lathe tools and for other applications involving high friction and wear. [1925-30] * * * Alloy of steel introduced in ...
high-spirited
—high-spiritedly, adj. —high-spiritedness, n. /huy"spir"i tid/, adj. 1. characterized by energetic enthusiasm, elation, vivacity, etc. 2. boldly courageous; ...
high-spiritedly
See high-spirited. * * *
high-spiritedness
See high-spiritedly. * * *
high-step
/huy"step'/, v., high-stepped, high-stepping. v.i. 1. to walk or run by raising the legs higher than normal. v.t. 2. to approach or step over by high-stepping. [1840-50] * * *
high-stepping
—high-stepper, n. /huy"step"ing/, adj. 1. seeking unrestrained pleasure, as by frequenting night clubs, parties, etc.; leading a wild and fast life: a high-stepping young ...
high-stick
high-stick (hīʹstĭkʹ) tr.v. high-·sticked, high-·stick·ing, high-·sticks To strike (an opponent) with a high stick in ice hockey. * * *
high-sticking
/huy"stik"ing/, Ice Hockey. the act of holding the blade of the stick above shoulder level, usually resulting in a penalty. [1945-50; high stick + -ING1] * * *
high-strung
/huy"strung"/, adj. at great tension; highly excitable or nervous; edgy: high-strung nerves; a high-strung person. [1740-50] Syn. tense, temperamental; jumpy, edgy, jittery, ...
high-style
high-style [hī′stīl′] adj. of or relating to style, fashion, or design that is the most up-to-date and, often, most costly * * * See high style. * * *
high-tail
☆ high-tail or hightail [hī′tāl΄ ] vi. Informal to leave or go in a hurry; scurry off: chiefly in the phrase high-tail it * * *
high-tech
/huy"tek"/, n. 1. See high technology. 2. a style of interior design using industrial, commercial, and institutional fixtures, equipment, and materials, as metal warehouse ...
High-Tech Archaeology
▪ 1999       More and more, archaeologists are moving aside their trowels, shovels, paper maps, and other traditional gear to make room for computers, mass ...
high-technology
See high technology. * * *
high-tension
/huy"ten"sheuhn/, adj. Elect. subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage: high-tension wire. [1910-15] * * *
high-test
/huy"test"/, adj. (of gasoline) boiling at a relatively low temperature. [1955-60] * * *
high-ticket
/huy"tik"it/, adj. Informal. big-ticket. * * *
high-toned
/huy"tohnd"/, adj. 1. having high principles; dignified. 2. having or aspiring to good taste, high standards, or refinement: He writes for a high-toned literary review. 3. ...
high-top
high-top [hī′täp΄] n. a sneaker or athletic shoe extending over the ankle: also hightop or high top high-top adj. * * *
high-tops
high-tops (hīʹtŏps') © School Division, Houghton Mifflin Company pl.n. Sneakers or athletic shoes that lace up to the ankle. Also called high-top shoes, high-top sneakers. * ...
high-up
/huy"up"/, adj., n., pl. high-ups. adj. 1. holding a high position or rank. n. 2. a person holding a high position or rank; higher-up. [1865-70; n., adj. use of high up] * * *
high-voltage
/huy"vohl"tij/, adj. 1. operating on or powered by high voltage: a high-voltage generator. 2. Informal. dynamic; powerful: a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur. [1965-70] * * *
high-water
See high water. * * *
high-water mark
/huy"waw"teuhr, -wot"euhr/ 1. a mark showing the highest level reached by a body of water. 2. the highest point of anything; acme: Her speech was the high-water mark of the ...
high-watermark
high-water mark n. 1. Abbr. HWM A mark indicating the highest level reached by a body of water. 2. The highest point, as of achievement; the apex. * * *
high-wire
See high wire. * * *
high-wrought
/huy"rawt"/, adj. highly agitated; overwrought. [1595-1605] * * *
highaltar
high altar n. The main altar in a church. * * *
highand mighty
See high-and-mighty. * * *
highball
/huy"bawl'/, n. 1. a drink of whiskey mixed with club soda or ginger ale and served with ice in a tall glass. 2. Railroads. a. a signal to start a train, given with the hand or ...
highbar
high bar n. See horizontal bar. * * *
highbeam
high beam n. The beam of a vehicle's headlight that provides long-range illumination. * * *
highbinder
/huy"buyn'deuhr/, n. 1. a swindler; confidence man; cheat. 2. a dishonest political official or leader. 3. a member of a secret Chinese band or society employed in U.S. cities in ...
highblood pressure
high blood pressure n. Hypertension. * * *
highborn
/huy"bawrn'/, adj. of high rank by birth. [1250-1300; ME; see HIGH, BORN] * * *
highboy
/huy"boy'/, n. U.S. Furniture. a tall chest of drawers on legs. Also called high chest. [1890-95] * * * ▪ furniture also called  tallboy   a high or double chest of ...
highbred
/huy"bred'/, adj. 1. of superior breed. 2. characteristic of superior breeding: highbred manners. [1665-75; HIGH + BRED] * * *
highbrow
—highbrowism, n. /huy"brow'/, n. 1. a person of superior intellectual interests and tastes. 2. a person with intellectual or cultural pretensions; intellectual snob. 3. the ...
highbrowism
See highbrow. * * *
highbush blueberry
/huy"boosh'/ a spreading, bushy shrub, Vaccinium corymbosum, of eastern North America, having small, urn-shaped, white or pinkish flowers, and bluish-black edible fruit, growing ...
highbush cranberry
a shrub, Viburnum trilobum, of northern North America, having broad clusters of white flowers and edible scarlet berries. Also called cranberry bush, cranberry tree. [1795-1805, ...
highbush huckleberry.
See black huckleberry. [1885-90, Amer.] * * *
highbushcranberry
high·bush cranberry (hīʹbo͝osh') n. See cranberry bush. * * *
highchair
/huy"chair'/, n. a tall chair having arms and very long legs and usually a removable tray for food, for use by a very young child during meals. [1840-50; HIGH + CHAIR] * * *
highcomedy
high comedy n. Comedy of a sophisticated and witty nature, often satirizing genteel society. * * *
highcommand
high command n. 1. The supreme headquarters of a military force. 2. The most powerful leaders of an organization. * * *
highcommissioner
high commissioner n. 1. A chief commissioner or one of high rank. 2. A chief representative of the government of one country who is assigned to an ambassadorial post in another ...
highcountry
high country n. An area of land formed or lying above the piedmont and below the timberline.   highʹ-coun'try (hīʹkŭn'trē) adj. * * *
highcourt
high court n. See Supreme Court. * * *
highdaddy
/huy"dad'ee/, n., pl. highdaddies. U.S. Furniture. a highboy having no drawers in the supporting frame. [HIGH + DADDY] * * *
higher apsis.
See under apsis. * * *
higher arithmetic
arithmetic (def. 2). * * *
higher criticism
the study of the Bible having as its object the establishment of such facts as authorship and date of composition, as well as determination of a basis for exegesis. Cf. lower ...
higher degree
n a degree taken after a first degree, at a more advanced level. Examples are an MA (Master of Arts), an MSc (Master of Science) or a PhD (Doctor of Philosophy). ➡ note at ...
higher education
education beyond high school, specifically that provided by colleges and graduate schools, and professional schools. Also called higher learning. [1865-70] * * * Study beyond ...
higher law
an ethical or religious principle considered as taking precedence over the laws of society, and to which one may appeal in order to justify disobedience to a constitution or ...
higher mathematics
the advanced portions of mathematics, customarily considered as embracing all beyond ordinary arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and trigonometry. * * *
higher-up
/huy"euhr up"/, n. Informal. a person in a position of higher authority in an organization; superior. [1910-15, Amer.; n. use of adj. phrase higher up] * * *
highercritic
See higher criticism. * * *
highercriticism
high·er criticism (hīʹər) n. Critical study of biblical texts to ascertain their literary origins and history and the meaning and intention of the authors.   higher critic ...
highereducation
higher education n. Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level. * * *
higherlaw
higher law n. A moral or religious principle that takes precedence over the constitutions or statutes of society. * * *
higherlearning
higher learning n. Education or academic accomplishment at the college or university level. * * *
Highers
➡ exams * * *
highest common factor
Math. See greatest common divisor. Abbr.: H.C.F. * * *
highestcommon factor
high·est common factor (hīʹĭst) n. Abbr. hcf See greatest common divisor. * * *
Highet
/huy"it/, n. Gilbert, 1906-78, U.S. writer and classical scholar. * * *
highexplosive
high explosive n. An explosive, such as TNT, that combusts nearly instantaneously, thereby producing a violent, shattering effect. * * *
highfalutin
/huy'feuh looht"n/, adj. Informal. pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious. Also, highfalutin', hifalutin, hifalutin', highfaluting /huy'feuh looh"ting, -looht"n/. [1830-40; ...
highfashion
high fashion n. 1. See high style. 2. Haute couture. * * *
highfidelity
high fidelity n. The electronic reproduction of sound, especially from broadcast or recorded sources, with minimal distortion.   high'-fi·delʹi·ty (hī'fĭ-dĕlʹĭ-tē, ...
highfinance
high finance n. Financial transactions or institutions that are extensive in size or scope. * * *
highflier
/huy"fluy"euhr/, n. 1. a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc. 2. a person or thing that flies high. 3. a stock, often speculative, ...
highflying
/huy"fluy"ing/, adj. 1. moving upward to or along at a considerable height: highflying planes. 2. extravagant or extreme in aims, opinions, etc.; unduly lofty: highflying ideas ...
highfrequency
high frequency n. Abbr. HF A radio frequency in the range between 3 and 30 megahertz. * * *
Highgate Cemetery
a burial ground in Highgate, a district of north London, England, where many famous people are buried, including Karl Marx, George Eliot and Michael Faraday. Karl Marx’s grave ...
highgear
high gear n. 1. The high gear configuration of a transmission. 2. Informal. A state of maximum activity, energy, or force: Her mind was in high gear while studying for the art ...
HighGerman
High German (hī) n. 1. German as indigenously spoken and written in Austria, Switzerland, and central and southern Germany. 2. The standard variety of German used as the ...
highground
high ground n. A position of superiority over others, especially competitors or opponents: used negotiations as a way to gain the psychological and intellectual high ground. * * *
Highgrove House
a house owned by the Prince of Wales in Gloucestershire, England. * * *
highhanded
highhanded [hī′han′did] adj. acting or done in an overbearing or arbitrary manner highhandedly adv. highhandedness n. * * * high·hand·ed (hīʹhănʹdĭd) adj. Arrogant; ...
highhandedly
See highhanded. * * *
highhandedness
See highhandedly. * * *
highhat
high hat n. 1. See top hat. 2. also hi hat Music. A set of high-hat cymbals. * * *
highhole
/huy"hohl'/, n. flicker2. Also, highholder /huy"hohl'deuhr/. [1785-95; earlier highwale, hewhole, var. of HICKWALL] * * *
HighHoly Day
High Holy Day n. Judaism 1. Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. Also called High Holiday. 2. High Holy Days The period from Rosh Hashanah until the end of Yom Kippur, often spent in ...
highhorse
high horse n. Informal A mood or attitude of stubborn arrogance or contempt: Get down off your high horse and apologize. * * *
highjack
/huy"jak'/, v.t., v.i., n. hijack. * * *
highjacker
/huy"jak'euhr/, n. hijacker. * * *
highjinks
high jinks or hi·jinks (hīʹjĭnks') pl.n. Playful, often noisy and rowdy activity, usually involving mischievous pranks. * * *
highjump
high jump n. 1. A jump for height made over a horizontal bar in a track-and-field contest. 2. A contest in which high jumps are made.   high jumper n. * * *
highjumper
See high jump. * * *
highland
/huy"leuhnd/, n. 1. an elevated region; plateau: He moved to a highland far from the river. 2. highlands, a mountainous region or elevated part of a country. adj. 3. of, ...
Highland
/huy"leuhnd/, n. 1. a region in N Scotland, including a number of the Inner Hebrides. 182,044; 9710 sq. mi. (25,148 sq. km). 2. a city in NW Indiana, near Chicago. 25,935. 3. ...
Highland cattle
n [pl] a breed of cows and bulls native to the Scottish Highlands, with long horns and a long hairy brownish coat. * * *
Highland Clearances
the forced removal of farmers from their small rented farms in the Highlands of Scotland during the late 18th century and the 19th century. The owners of the land wanted to use ...
Highland dress
n [U] the traditional costume worn by Scottish men on formal occasions or as a military uniform. Its main parts are a tartan kilt (= a man’s skirt with folds, that reaches to ...
Highland fling
fling (def. 17). [1865-70] * * * ▪ Scottish dance  national dance of Scotland. A vigorous dance requiring delicate balance and precision, it was probably originally a ...
Highland Games
➡ Highland Gathering * * * Athletic games originating in the Scottish Highlands and now held there and in various parts of the world, usually under the auspices of a local ...
Highland Gathering
n (also Highland Games) a traditional Scottish outdoor festival which includes music, dancing and sports such as tossing the caber (= throwing a long wooden pole). Highland ...
Highland Park
1. a city in NE Illinois, on Lake Michigan. 30,611. 2. a city in SE Michigan, within the city limits of Detroit. 27,909. 3. a town in central New Jersey. 13,396. * * * ▪ ...
Highlander
/huy"leuhn deuhr/, n. 1. a Gael inhabiting the Highlands of Scotland. 2. a soldier of a Highland regiment. 3. (l.c.) an inhabitant of any highland region. [1625-35; HIGHLAND + ...
Highlandfling
High·land fling (hīʹlənd) n. A lively folk dance originating in the Highlands of Scotland. * * *
HighlandPark
Highland Park 1. A city of northeast Illinois, a residential suburb of Chicago on Lake Michigan. Population: 30,575. 2. A city of southeast Michigan surrounded by Detroit. It ...
Highlands
/huy"leuhndz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a mountainous region in N Scotland, N of the Grampians. * * * ▪ region, Scotland, United Kingdom also called  Scottish ...
Highlands and Islands
n [pl] the whole of northern Scotland, including the Highland council area and the main island groups (the Hebrides, the Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands). * * *
highlife
/huy"luyf'/, n. an expensive, glamorous, or elegant style of living. [1755-65; HIGH + LIFE] * * *
highlight
—híghlighter, n. /huy"luyt'/, v., highlighted, highlighting, n. v.t. 1. to emphasize or make prominent. 2. to create highlights in (a photograph or engraving). n. 3. Also, ...
highlight halftone
dropout (def. 7). * * *
highlighter
/huy"luy'teuhr/, n. 1. a cosmetic used to emphasize some part of the face, as the eyes or the cheekbones. 2. a felt-tip pen with a wide nib for highlighting passages of printed ...
highline
/huy"luyn'/, n. Print., Journalism. kicker (def. 9). [1885-90, for an earlier sense; HIGH + LINE1] * * *
highly
/huy"lee/, adv. 1. in or to a high degree; extremely: highly amusing; highly seasoned food. 2. with high appreciation or praise; admiringly: to speak highly of a person. 3. more ...
HighMass
High Mass n. Roman Catholic Church A Mass in which the celebrant is assisted by a deacon and a subdeacon and accompanied by acolytes, a thurifer, and a choir. * * *
Highmore, Joseph
▪ British painter born June 13, 1692, London, Eng. died March 1780, Canterbury, Kent  English portrait and genre painter who was stylistically associated with the English ...
highmuckamuck
high muckamuck also high muckety-muck n. Slang An important, often overbearing person.   [From Chinook Jargon hayo makamak, plenty to eat.]   Word History: One might not ...
highness
/huy"nis/, n. 1. the quality or state of being high; loftiness. 2. (cap.) a title of honor given to members of a royal family (usually prec. by His, Her, Your, etc.). [bef. 900; ...
highnoon
high noon n. 1. Exactly noon. 2. The highest or most advanced stage or period: the high noon of her creativity. * * *
highplace
high place n. In early Semitic religions, a place of worship built usually on top of a hill. * * *
HighPoint
High Point A city of north-central North Carolina southwest of Greensboro. Settled before 1750, it is a furniture-manufacturing center. Population: 69,496. * * *
highpriest
high priest n. 1. Judaism. A chief priest, especially of the ancient Levitical priesthood. By tradition this office was restricted to men. 2. Mormon Church. A priest of the ...
highpriestess
high priestess n. The female head or chief proponent, as of a movement or doctrine: the high priestess of modern art. * * *
highpriesthood
See high priest. * * *
highprofile
high profile n. An intentionally conspicuous, well-publicized presence or stance: “needs to maintain a high profile in his profession” (Tracy Keenan Wynn). ...
highrelief
high relief n. Sculptural relief in which the modeled forms project from the background by at least half their depth. Also called alto-relievo. * * *
highroad
/huy"rohd'/, n. 1. Chiefly Brit. a main road; highway. 2. an easy or certain course: the highroad to success. 3. an honorable or ethical course. Also, high road. [1700-10; HIGH + ...
highroller
high roller n. Slang 1. One who spends freely and extravagantly, as for luxuries or entertainment. 2. One who gambles rashly or for high stakes. 3. An organization, such as a ...
highschool
high school n. A secondary school that usually includes grades 9 or 10 through 12.   highʹ-school' (hīʹsko͞ol') adj. high school'er n. * * *
highseas
high seas pl.n. The open waters of an ocean or a sea beyond the limits of the territorial jurisdiction of a country: piracy on the high seas. * * *
highsign
high sign n. Informal An often prearranged secret sign or signal intended especially to warn or inform: gave me the high sign that it was time to leave. * * *
Highsmith, Patricia
▪ 1996       U.S. writer (b. Jan. 19, 1921, Fort Worth, Texas—d. Feb. 4, 1995, Locarno, Switz.), crafted suspense-filled psychological thrillers that summoned a ...
highstick
high stick n. A hockey stick carried so that the blade is above a specified illegal height, shoulder height in professional play. * * *
highstreet
high street n. Chiefly British A main street. * * *
highstyle
high style n. The latest in trendsetting fashion or design, usually intended for or adopted by an exclusive clientele. Also called high fashion.   highʹ-styleʹ (hīʹstīlʹ) ...
hight
hight1 /huyt/, adj. Archaic. called or named: Childe Harold was he hight. [bef. 900; ME; OE heht, reduplicated preterit of hatan to name, call, promise, command (c. G heissen to ...
hightail
/huy"tayl'/, v.i. Informal. 1. to go away or leave rapidly: Last we saw of him, he was hightailing down the street. 2. hightail it, hurry; rush; scamper: Hightail it down to the ...
hightea
high tea n. Chiefly British A fairly substantial meal that includes tea and is served in the late afternoon or early evening. * * *
hightech
high tech Informal n. 1. High technology. 2. A style of interior decoration marked by the use of industrial materials, equipment, or design. * * *
hightechnology
high technology n. Technology that involves highly advanced or specialized systems or devices.   highʹ-tech·nolʹo·gy (hīʹtĕk-nŏlʹə-jē) adj. * * *
hightide
high tide n. 1. Abbr. HT a. The tide at its fullest, when the water reaches its highest level. b. The time at which this tide occurs. Also called high water. 2. A point of ...
Hightower, Rosella
▪ 2009       American ballerina and ballet teacher born Jan. 30, 1920, Ardmore, Okla. died Nov. 3/4, 2008, Cannes, France had an international career during which she ...
hightreason
high treason n. Treason against one's country or sovereign. * * *
highty-tighty
/huy"tee tuy"tee/, adj., n. hoity-toity. * * *
highwall
/huy"wawl'/, n. the unexcavated face of exposed overburden and coal in a surface mine. [HIGH + WALL] * * *
highwater
high water n. Abbr. HW 1. See high tide. 2. The state of a body of water that has reached its highest level.   highʹ-waʹter (hīʹwôʹtər, -wŏtʹər) adj. * * *
highway
/huy"way'/, n. 1. a main road, esp. one between towns or cities: the highway between Los Angeles and Seattle. 2. any public road or waterway. 3. any main or ordinary route, ...
Highway Code
n [sing] a set of official rules for British road users, published as a small book. Questions about the Highway Code are asked as part of the driving test. * * *
highway contract route
a route for carrying mail over the highway between designated points, given on contract to a private carrier and often requiring, in rural areas, delivery to home mailboxes. ...
highway patrol
highway patrol n. a police organization limited to activity on property owned or leased by a state, which controls highway traffic, investigates accidents, etc. * * *
highway patrols
➡ driving * * *
highway robbery
—highway robber. 1. robbery committed on a highway against travelers, as by a highwayman. 2. Informal. a price or fee that is unreasonably high; exorbitant charge. [1770-80] * ...
highwayman
/huy"way'meuhn/, n., pl. highwaymen. (formerly) a holdup man, esp. one on horseback, who robbed travelers along a public road. [1640-50; HIGHWAY + -MAN] * * *
highwaypatrol
highway patrol n. A state law enforcement organization whose police officers patrol the public highways. * * *
highwayrobber
See highway robbery. * * *
highwayrobbery
highway robbery n. 1. Robbery usually of travelers on or near a public road. 2. Informal. The exaction of an exorbitantly high price or fee.   highway robber n. * * *
highwire
high wire n. A tightrope for aerialists that is stretched very high above the ground. Idiom: high-wire act Slang A risky job or operation.   highʹ-wire' (hīʹwīr') adj. * * *
Higuchi Ichiyō
▪ Japanese author pseudonym of  Higuchi Natsu,  also called  Higuchi Natsuko  born May 2, 1872, Tokyo died Nov. 23, 1896, Tokyo       poet and novelist, the most ...
Higüey
▪ Dominican Republic in full  Salvaleón de Higüey   city in the wide coastal lowland of the southeastern Dominican Republic. Founded in 1502 by Juan Ponce de León ...
HIH
HIH abbrev. Her (or His) Imperial Highness * * * HIH abbr. Her (or His) Imperial Highness. * * *
hihat
hi hat n. Variant of high hat. * * *
Hiiumaa
/hee"ooh mah'/, n. an island in the Baltic, W of and belonging to Estonia. 373 sq. mi. (965 sq. km). Danish, Dagö. * * * ▪ island, Estonia also called  Hiiu , German ...
hijab
hi·jab (hĭ-jäbʹ) n. 1. The headscarf worn by Muslim women, sometimes including a veil that covers the face except for the eyes. 2. The institution of protection of women in ...


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