from bottom to top
measuring a long distance from the bottom to the top
What's the highest mountain in the US?
The house has a high wall all the way round it.
shoes with high heels
He has a round face with a high forehead.
used to talk about the distance that sth measures from the bottom to the top
How high is Mount Aconcagua?
It's only a low wall─about a metre high.
The grass was waist-high.
far above ground
at a level which is a long way above the ground or above the level of the sea
高处的树枝 / 搁板 / 窗
a high branch/shelf/window
The rooms had high ceilings.
They were flying at high altitude.
the grasslands of the high prairies
greater than normal
greater or better than normal in quantity or quality, size or degree
高温 / 速 / 价
a high temperature/speed/price
a high rate of inflation
Demand is high at this time of year.
a high level of pollution
a high standard of craftsmanship
A high degree of accuracy is needed.
The tree blew over in the high winds .
We had high hopes for the business (= we believed it would be successful) .
The cost in terms of human life was high.
containing a lot
containing a lot of a particular substance
foods which are high in fat
a high potassium content
a high-fat diet
usually before noun
near the top in rank or status
She has held high office under three prime ministers.
He has friends in high places (= among people of power and influence) .
of great value
to play for high stakes
My highest card is ten.
usually before noun
有崇高理想 / 道德准则的人
a man of high ideals/principles
usually before noun
showing a lot of approval or respect for sb
She is held in very high regard by her colleagues.
You seem to have a high opinion of yourself!
at the upper end of the range of sounds that humans can hear; not deep or low
She has a high voice.
That note is definitely too high for me.
of period of time
used to describe the middle or the most attractive part of a period of time
of meat, cheese, etc.
beginning to go bad and having a strong smell
behaving in an excited way because of the effects of alcohol or drugs
to behave in a way that shows you think you are better than other people
to enjoy yourself very much
of a boat, etc.
in a position out of the water
Their yacht was left high and dry on a sandbank.
in a difficult situation, without help or money
behaving as though you think you are more important than other people
behaving in a very excited way because of being strongly affected by alcohol or drugs
in an angry or offended mood, and showing other people that you are angry
He stomped out of the room in high dudgeon.
to have a strong unpleasant smell
to seem to be very dishonest or morally unacceptable
despite any difficulties
I was determined to go, come hell or high water.
to claim that your side of an argument is morally better than your opponents' side; to argue in a way that makes your side seem morally better
of a high quality or degree; of the highest quality or greatest degree
The job requires diplomatic skills of a high order.
She was a snob of the first order.
惹人 / 不惹人注目；高 / 低姿态
the amount of attention sb/sth has from the public
This issue has had a high profile in recent months.
I advised her to keep a low profile for the next few days (= not to attract attention) .
差不多 / 现在是…的时候了
used to say that you think sb should do sth soon
It's about time you cleaned your room!
the highest level or number
Profits reached an all-time high last year.
an area of high air pressure; an anticyclone
A high over southern Europe is bringing fine, sunny weather to all parts.
the highest temperature reached during a particular day, week, etc.
Highs today will be in the region of 25˚C.
the feeling of extreme pleasure and excitement that sb gets after taking some types of drugs
The high lasted all night.
来自成功 / 乐趣
the feeling of extreme pleasure and excitement that sb gets from doing sth enjoyable or being successful at sth
He was on a real high after winning the competition.
the highs and lows of her acting career
used in the name of a high school
He graduated from Little Rock High in 1982.
in a high place
We gazed down into the valley from on high.
the people in senior positions in an organization
An order came down from on high that lunchbreaks were to be half an hour and no longer.
The disaster was seen as a judgement from on high.
远离地面 / 底部
far from ground/bottom
at or to a position or level that is a long way up from the ground or from the bottom
An eagle circled high overhead.
I can't jump any higher.
She never got very high in the company.
His desk was piled high with papers.
She's aiming high (= hoping to be very successful) in her exams.
at or to a large cost, value or amount
Prices are expected to rise even higher this year.
at a high pitch(3)
I can't sing that high.
I've searched high and low for my purse.
especially of feelings
to be strong and angry or excited
Feelings ran high as the election approached.
to be successful
to be proud of or not feel ashamed about sth that you have done
She managed to hold her head high and ignore what people were saying.
to be successful or very confident
High is used to talk about the measurement from the bottom to the top of something.
The fence is over five metres high.
He has climbed some of the world’s highest mountains.
You also use high to describe the distance of something from the ground.
How high was the plane when the engine failed?
Tall is used instead of high to talk about people.
My brother’s much taller than me.
Tall is also used for things that are high and narrow such as trees.
She ordered cold beer in a tall glass.
tall factory chimneys
Buildings can be high or tall .