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army high performance computing research center

  • noun a United States defense laboratory to conduct research in high-performance computing for defense technology applications; a partnership of government and university and industry
    AHPCRC.
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aswan high dam

  • noun one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
    Aswan High Dam.
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breast-high

  • adverb up to the breast
    breast-deep.
    • we were standing breast-high in the water
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Breast"-high` adjective
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  1. High as the breast.
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come hell or high water

  • adverb in spite of all obstacles
    no matter what happens; whatever may come.
    • we'll go to Tibet come hell or high water
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extremely high frequency

  • noun 30 to 300 gigahertz
    EHF.
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fly high

  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving
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High admiral

  • the chief admiral.
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High altar

  • noun the main altar in a church
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  • the principal altar in a church.
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High and dry

  • out of water; out of reach of the current or tide; said of a vessel, aground or beached.
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High and low

  • adverb everywhere
    • searched high and low
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  • everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I hunted high and low. Colloq.
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High and mighty

  • arrogant; overbearing. Colloq.
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high anglican church

  • noun a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
    High Anglican Church.
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high anglicanism

  • noun a doctrine and practice within the Church of England emphasizing the Catholic tradition
    Anglo-Catholicism.
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High art

  • art which deals with lofty and dignified subjects and is characterized by an elevated style avoiding all meretricious display.
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High bailiff

  • the chief bailiff.
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high bar

  • noun gymnastic apparatus consisting of a bar supported in a horizontal position by uprights at both ends
    horizontal bar.
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high beam

  • noun the beam of a car's headlights that provides distant illumination
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high blood pressure

  • noun a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
    hypertension.
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high brass

  • noun brass with 35% zinc
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high church

  • noun a group in the Anglican Church that emphasizes the Catholic tradition (especially in sacraments and rituals and obedience to church authority)
    High Anglican Church.
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High Church, ∧ Low Church

  • two ecclesiastical parties in the Church of England and the Protestant Episcopal Church. The high-churchmen emphasize the doctrine of the apostolic succession, and hold, in general, to a sacramental presence in the Eucharist, to baptismal regeneration, and to the sole validity of Episcopal ordination. They attach much importance to ceremonies and symbols in worship. Low-churchmen lay less stress on these points, and, in many instances, reject altogether the peculiar tenets of the high-church school. See Broad Church.
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high colonic

  • noun an enema that injects large amounts of fluid high into the colon for cleansing purposes
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high comedy

  • noun a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society
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high command

  • noun the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)
    supreme headquarters.
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high commission

  • noun an embassy of one British Commonwealth country to another
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High commission court

  • a court of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in England erected and united to the regal power by Queen Elizabeth in 1559. On account of the abuse of its powers it was abolished in 1641.
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high commissioner

  • noun a senior diplomat from one country to another who is assigned ambassadorial rank
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High constable

  • (Law), a chief of constabulary. See Constable, n., 2.
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high country

  • noun an area lying above the piedmont but below the timberline
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high court

  • noun the highest court in most states of the United States
    state supreme court; supreme court.
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high dam

  • noun one of the world's largest dams on the Nile River in southern Egypt
    Aswan High Dam.
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High day

  • (Script.), a holy or feast day. John xix. 31.
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high dudgeon

  • noun a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase `in high dudgeon')
    dudgeon.
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high energy physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high energy physics; particle physics.
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high explosive

  • noun a powerful chemical explosive that produces gas at a very high rate
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high fashion

  • noun trend-setting fashions
    haute couture; high fashion.
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High festival

  • (Eccl.), a festival to be observed with full ceremonial.
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high fidelity

  • noun the reproduction of sound with little or no distortion
    hi-fi.
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high fidelity sound system

  • noun equipment for the reproduction of sound with high fidelity
    hi-fi.
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high finance

  • noun large and complex financial transactions (often used with the implication that those individuals or institutions who engage in them are unethical)
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high frequency

  • noun 3 to 30 megahertz
    HF.
  • noun a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches
    high frequency.
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high gear

  • noun a forward gear with a gear ratio that gives the greatest vehicle velocity for a given engine speed
    high.
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high german

  • noun the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
    German; German language.
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High German, ∨ High Dutch

  • . See under German.
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high ground

  • noun a position of superiority over opponents or competitors
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high hat

  • noun cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
    high hat.
  • noun a man's hat with a tall crown; usually covered with silk or with beaver fur
    dress hat; stovepipe; top hat; topper; beaver; silk hat; opera hat.
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high holiday

  • noun Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
    High Holiday.
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high holy day

  • noun Jewish holy days observed with particular solemnity
    High Holiday.
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high horse

  • noun an attitude of arrogant superiority
    • get off your high horse and admit you are wrong
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High jinks

  • noun noisy and mischievous merrymaking
    jinks; high jinks; hijinks.
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  • an old Scottish pastime; hence, noisy revelry; wild sport. Colloq. "All the high jinks of the county, when the lad comes of age." F. Harrison.
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high jinx

  • noun noisy and mischievous merrymaking
    jinks; high jinks; hijinks.
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high jump

  • noun a competition that involves jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar
  • noun the act of jumping as high as possible over a horizontal bar
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High latitude

  • (Geog.), one designated by the higher figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
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High life

  • noun excessive spending
    extravagance; highlife; prodigality; lavishness.
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  • life among the aristocracy or the rich.
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High liver

  • one who indulges in a rich diet.
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High living

  • a feeding upon rich, pampering food.
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high mallow

  • noun erect or decumbent Old World perennial with axillary clusters of rosy-purple flowers; introduced in United States
    cheese; tall mallow; Malva sylvestris; cheeseflower.
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High Mass

  • noun a solemn and elaborate Mass with music
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  • . (R. C. Ch.) See under Mass.
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High milling

  • a process of making flour from grain by several successive grindings and intermediate sorting, instead of by a single grinding.
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high muckamuck

  • noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    high muckamuck; dignitary; panjandrum; VIP; very important person.
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High noon

  • noun the middle of the day
    noon; twelve noon; noontide; midday; noonday.
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  • the time when the sun is in the meridian.
  • the exact meridian; midday.
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high pitch

  • noun a pitch that is perceived as above other pitches
    high frequency.
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High place

  • (Script.), an eminence or mound on which sacrifices were offered.
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high point

  • noun the most enjoyable part of a given experience
    • the trumpet solo was the high point of the concert
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High priest

  • noun a preeminent authority or major proponent of a movement or doctrine
    • he's the high priest of contemporary jazz
  • noun a senior clergyman and dignitary
    hierarch; prelate; primate; archpriest.
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  • . See in the Vocabulary.
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high profile

  • noun a position attracting much attention and publicity
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high quality

  • noun the quality of being superior
    superiority.
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High relief

  • noun a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
    alto rilievo; alto relievo.
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  • . (Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo.
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high renaissance

  • noun the artistic style of early 16th century painting in Florence and Rome; characterized by technical mastery and heroic composition and humanistic content
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high roller

  • noun one who spends lavishly and ostentatiously on entertainment
    big spender.
    • the last of the big spenders
  • noun a gambler who wagers large sums
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High school

  • noun a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    senior high; high; high school; highschool.
    • he goes to the neighborhood highschool
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  • . See under School.
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high sea

  • noun the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
    high sea; international waters.
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High seas

  • noun the open seas of the world outside the territorial waters of any nation
    high sea; international waters.
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  • (Law), the open sea; the part of the ocean not in the territorial waters of any particular sovereignty, usually distant three miles or more from the coast line. Wharton.
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high season

  • noun the season when travel is most active and rates are highest
    peak season.
    • they traveled to Europe in high season
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high sierra

  • noun a mountain range in eastern California; contains Mount Whitney
    Sierra Nevada; Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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high sign

  • noun a silent signal of warning or recognition
    • she started to speak but he gave her the high sign
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high society

  • noun the fashionable elite
    bon ton; society; smart set; beau monde.
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high spirits

  • noun a feeling of joy and pride
    elation; lightness.
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high spot

  • noun the most interesting or memorable part
    highlight.
    • the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican
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high status

  • noun a position of superior status
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High steam

  • steam having a high pressure.
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high stepper

  • noun a horse trained to lift its feet high off the ground while walking or trotting
    stepper.
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High steward

  • the chief steward.
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high street

  • noun street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
    main street.
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high style

  • noun trend-setting fashions
    haute couture; high fashion.
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high table

  • noun a dining table in a dining-hall raised on a platform; seats are reserved for distinguished persons
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High tea

  • noun substantial early evening meal including tea
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  • tea with meats and extra relishes.
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high tech

  • noun highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
    high tech.
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high technology

  • noun highly advanced technological development (especially in electronics)
    high tech.
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high temperature

  • noun the presence of heat
    heat; hotness.
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High tide

  • noun the tide when the water is highest
    highwater; high tide.
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  • the greatest flow of the tide; high water.
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High time

  • noun the latest possible moment
    • it is high time you went to work
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  • . (a) Quite time; full time for the occasion. (b) A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal. Slang
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High treason

  • noun a crime that undermines the offender's government
    lese majesty; treason.
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  • treason against the sovereign or the state, the highest civil offense. See Treason. ✍ It is now sufficient to speak of high treason as treason simply, seeing that petty treason, as a distinct offense, has been abolished. Mozley & W.
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high up

  • adverb at a great altitude
    high.
    • he climbed high on the ladder
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High water

  • noun the tide when the water is highest
    highwater; high tide.
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  • the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the tide; also, the time of such elevation.
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high wind

  • noun a very strong wind
    • rain and high winds covered the region
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High wine

  • distilled spirits containing a high percentage of alcohol; usually in the plural.
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high wire

  • noun a tightrope very high above the ground
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High, low, jack, and the game

  • a game at cards; also called all fours, old sledge, and seven up.
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high-altitude

  • adjective satellite occurring at or from a relative high altitude
    high-altitude.
    • high-level bombing
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high-and-mighty

  • adjective satellite offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power
    magisterial; peremptory; dominating; autocratic; bossy.
    • an autocratic person
    • autocratic behavior
    • a bossy way of ordering others around
    • a rather aggressive and dominating character
    • managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way
    • a swaggering peremptory manner
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high-angle fire

  • noun fire from a cannon that is fired at an elevation greater than that for the maximum range
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high-angle gun

  • noun a cannon that can be fired at a high elevation for relatively short ranges
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high-backed

  • adjective satellite having a high back
    • a high-backed sofa
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high-blown

High"-blown` adjective
Definitions
  1. Inflated, as with conceit.
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high-bred

High"-bred` adjective
Definitions
  1. Bred in high life; of pure blood. Byron.
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high-built

High"-built` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of lofty structure; tall. "High-built organs." Tennyson.
    The high-built elephant his castle rears. Creech.
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high-bush blueberry

  • noun high-growing deciduous shrub of eastern North America bearing edible blueish to blackish berries with a distinct bloom; source of most cultivated blueberries
    tall bilberry; Vaccinium corymbosum; swamp blueberry.
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high-ceilinged

  • adjective satellite having a higher than normal ceiling
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high-church

High"-church` adjective
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  1. Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.
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high-churchism

High"-church`ism noun
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  1. The principles of the high-church party.
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high-churchman

High"-church`man noun
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plural -men
Definitions
  1. One who holds high-church principles.
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high-churchman-ship

High"-church`man-ship noun
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  1. The state of being a high-churchman. J. H. Newman.
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high-class

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-class.
    • a high-toned restaurant
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high-colored

High"-col`ored adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a strong, deep, or glaring color; flushed. Shak.
  2. Vivid; strong or forcible in representation; hence, exaggerated; as, high-colored description.
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high-crowned

  • adjective satellite (of a hat) having a high crown
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high-definition television

  • noun a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail
    HDTV.
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high-density lipoprotein

  • noun a lipoprotein that transports cholesterol in the blood; composed of a high proportion of protein and relatively little cholesterol; high levels are thought to be associated with decreased risk of coronary heart disease and atherosclerosis
    HDL; alpha-lipoprotein.
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high-embowed

High"-em*bowed ` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having lofty arches. "The high-embowed roof." Milton.
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high-energy

  • adjective of or relating to elementary particles having energies of hundreds of thousands of electron volts
  • adjective satellite providing a relatively large amount of energy upon undergoing a chemical reaction
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-octane.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur
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high-energy physics

  • noun the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions
    high energy physics; particle physics.
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high-fed

High"-fed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Pampered; fed luxuriously.
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high-fidelity

  • adjective satellite characterized by minimal distortion in sound reproduction
    hi-fi.
    • a high-fidelity recording
    • a hi-fi system
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high-finished

High"-fin`ished adjective
Definitions
  1. Finished with great care; polished.
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high-five

  • noun a gesture of greeting or elation; one person's upraised palm slaps the upraised palm of another person
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high-flown

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution
  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
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High"-flown` adjective
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  1. Elevated; proud. "High-flown hopes." Denham.
  2. Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language. M. Arnold.
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high-flushed

High"-flushed` adjective
Definitions
  1. Elated. Young.
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high-go

High"-go` noun
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  1. A spree; a revel. Low
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high-grade

  • adjective satellite surpassing in quality
    top-grade; top-quality.
    • top-grade ore
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high-handed

  • adjective satellite given to haughty disregard of others
    cavalier.
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High"-hand`ed adjective
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  1. Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent; as, a high-handed act.
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high-handedly

  • adverb in a domineering high-handed manner
    • he behaved high-handedly toward his employees
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high-handedness

  • noun overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors
    haughtiness; hauteur; lordliness; arrogance.
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high-hat cymbal

  • noun cymbals that are operated by a foot pedal
    high hat.
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high-hearted

High"-heart`ed adjective
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  1. Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled. -- High"-heart`ed*ness, n.
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high-hoe

High"-hoe` noun
Definitions
  1. (Zoöl.) The European green woodpecker or yaffle. Written also high-hoo.
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high-holder

High"-hold`er noun
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  1. (Zoöl.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole. Local, U. S.
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high-interest

  • adjective (used of loans) charging a relatively large percentage of the amount borrowed
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high-keyed

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excitable
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high-level

  • adjective satellite at an elevated level in rank or importance
    upper-level; high-level.
    • a high-level official
    • a high-level corporate briefing
    • upper-level management
  • adjective satellite occurring at or from a relative high altitude
    high-altitude.
    • high-level bombing
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high-level formatting

  • noun (computer science) the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
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high-level language

  • noun a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of the computer on which it will be run
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high-level radioactive waste

  • noun radioactive waste that left in a nuclear reactor after the nuclear fuel has been consumed
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high-low

  • noun poker in which the high and low hands split the pot
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High"-low` noun
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  1. A laced boot, ankle high.
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high-low-jack

  • noun card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
    all fours.
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high-mettled

High"-met`tled adjective
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  1. Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire; as, a high-mettled steed.
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high-minded

  • adjective satellite of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    idealistic; exalted; noble-minded; elevated; rarefied; rarified; grand; high-flown; sublime; lofty.
    • an exalted ideal
    • argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
    • a noble and lofty concept
    • a grand purpose
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High"-mind"ed adjective
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  1. Proud; arrogant. Obs.
    Be not high-minded, but fear. Rom. xi. 20.
  2. Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.
    High-minded, manly recognition of those truths. A. Norton.
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high-mindedly

  • adverb in a high-minded manner
    • he talks high-mindedly, but we don't know whether he acts according to his principles
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high-mindedness

  • noun elevated ideals or conduct; the quality of believing that ideals should be pursued
    idealism; noble-mindedness.
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High"-mind`ed*ness noun
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  1. The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.
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high-muck-a-muck

  • noun an arrogant or conceited person of importance
    pooh-bah.
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high-necked

  • adjective satellite (of a garment) having a high neckline
    • a high-necked blouse
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high-octane

  • adjective satellite used of gasoline; having a high octane number
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-octane.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur
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high-palmed

High"-palmed` adjective
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  1. (Zoöl.) Having high antlers; bearing full-grown antlers aloft.
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high-pass filter

  • noun a filter that passes frequencies above a certain value and attenuates frequencies below that value
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high-performance

  • adjective satellite modified to give superior performance
    • a high-performance car
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high-pitched

  • adjective used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency
    high.
  • adjective satellite set at a sharp or high angle or slant
    • a high-pitched roof
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high-potential

  • adjective satellite operating on or powered by a high voltage
    high-potential.
    • a high-voltage generator
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high-power

  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-octane.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur
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high-powered

  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-octane.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur
  • adjective satellite (used of microscopes) capable of a high degree of magnification
    • a high-powered microscope
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high-pressure

  • adjective satellite aggressively and persistently persuasive
    hard-hitting.
    • a hard-hitting advertising campaign
    • a high-pressure salesman
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High"-pres`sure adjective
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  1. Having or involving a pressure greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere; -- said of steam, air, water, etc., and of steam, air, or hydraulic engines, water wheels, etc.
  2. Fig.: Urgent; intense; as, a high-pressure business or social life.
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high-priced

  • adjective satellite having a high price
    dear; pricey; costly; pricy.
    • costly jewelry
    • high-priced merchandise
    • much too dear for my pocketbook
    • a pricey restaurant
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high-priesthood

High"-priest`hood noun
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  1. The office, dignity, or position of a high priest.
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high-priestship

High"-priest`ship noun
Definitions
  1. High-priesthood.
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high-principled

  • adjective satellite having high principles
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High"-prin`ci*pled adjective
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  1. Possessed of noble or honorable principles.
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high-proof

High"-proof` adjective
Definitions
  1. Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic; as, high-proof spirits.
  2. So as to stand any test. "We are high-proof melancholy." Shak.
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high-protein diet

  • noun a diet high in plant and animal proteins; used to treat malnutrition or to increase muscle mass
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high-raised

High"-raised` adjective
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  1. Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.
  2. Elated with great ideas or hopes. Milton.
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high-ranking

  • adjective satellite at an elevated level in rank or importance
    upper-level; high-level.
    • a high-level official
    • a high-level corporate briefing
    • upper-level management
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high-reaching

High"-reach`ing adjective
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  1. Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring. Shak.
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high-red

High"-red` adjective
Definitions
  1. Of a strong red color.
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high-resolution

  • adjective producing images that are sharp and finely detailed
    • high-resolution photography
    • a high-resolution lens
    • high-resolution television
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high-rise

  • noun tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
    tower block.
    • `tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'
  • adjective used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall
    • avenues lined with high-rise apartment buildings
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high-risk

  • adjective satellite not financially safe or secure
    speculative; bad; risky.
    • a bad investment
    • high risk investments
    • anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky
    • speculative business enterprises
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high-seasoned

High"-sea`soned adjective
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  1. Enriched with spice and condiments; hence, exciting; piquant.
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high-sighted

High"-sight`ed adjective
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  1. Looking upward; supercilious. Shak.
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high-souled

High"-souled` adjective
Definitions
  1. Having a high or noble spirit; honorable. E. Everett.
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high-sounding

  • adjective satellite pretentious (especially with regard to language or ideals)
    high-flown; inflated.
    • high-flown talk of preserving the moral tone of the school
    • a high-sounding dissertation on the means to attain social revolution
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High"-sound`ing adjective
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  1. Pompous; noisy; ostentatious; as, high-sounding words or titles.
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high-speed

  • adjective satellite operating at high speed
    high-speed.
    • a high-speed food processor
    • a high-velocity shell
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high-speed steel

  • noun an alloy steel that remains hard at a red heat; used to make metal-cutting tools
    hot-work steel.
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high-spirited

  • adjective satellite joyously unrestrained
    exuberant; ebullient.
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High"-spir`it*ed adjective
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  1. Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.
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high-spiritedness

  • noun exuberant liveliness
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high-stepped

  • adjective satellite having or moving with a high step
    high-stepped.
    • his high-stepped stride
    • a high-stepping horse
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high-stepper

High"-step`per noun
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  1. A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing. Colloq.
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high-stepping

  • adjective satellite having or moving with a high step
    high-stepped.
    • his high-stepped stride
    • a high-stepping horse
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high-stomached

High"-stom`ached adjective
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  1. Having a lofty spirit; haughty. Obs. Shak.
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high-strength brass

  • noun a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it
    manganese bronze.
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high-strung

  • adjective satellite being in a tense state
    jumpy; highly strung; edgy; uptight; jittery; restive; nervy; overstrung.
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High"-strung` adjective
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  1. Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse.
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high-sudsing

  • adjective (used of e.g. detergents) producing many suds
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high-swelling

High"-swell`ing adjective
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  1. Inflated; boastful.
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high-tail

  • verb retreat at full speed
    • The actress high-tailed to her villa when reporters began to follow her to the restaurant
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high-tech

  • adjective resembling or making use of highly advanced technology or devices
    hi-tech.
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high-tension

  • adjective subjected to or capable of operating under relatively high voltage
    • high-tension wire
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high-ticket

  • adjective satellite very expensive
    big-ticket.
    • big-ticket items like cars and furs
    • a big-ticket government program
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high-toned

  • adjective satellite pretentiously elegant
    high-class.
    • a high-toned restaurant
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High"-toned` adjective
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  1. High in tone or sound.
  2. Elevated; high-principled; honorable.
    In whose high-toned impartial mind Degrees of mortal rank and state Seem objects of indifferent weight. Sir W. Scott.
    3. pretentious, pompous.
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high-top

  • adjective satellite (of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers
    high-top.
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High"-top` noun
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  1. A ship's masthead. Shak.
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high-topped

  • adjective satellite (of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers
    high-top.
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high-up

  • noun an important or influential (and often overbearing) person
    high muckamuck; dignitary; panjandrum; VIP; very important person.
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high-velocity

  • adjective satellite operating at high speed
    high-speed.
    • a high-speed food processor
    • a high-velocity shell
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high-vitamin diet

  • noun a diet designed to patients with vitamin deficiencies
    vitamin-deficiency diet.
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high-voltage

  • adjective satellite operating on or powered by a high voltage
    high-potential.
    • a high-voltage generator
  • adjective satellite vigorously energetic or forceful
    high-energy; high-powered; high-power; high-octane.
    • a high-octane sales manager
    • a high-octane marketing plan
    • high-powered executives
    • a high-voltage theatrical entrepreneur
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high-warp loom

  • noun a handloom in which the warp is carried vertically; for weaving tapestry
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High-water mark

  • noun a line marking the highest level reached
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  • . (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach at high water. (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a river or other body of fresh water, as in time of freshet.
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High-water shrub

  • (Bot.), a composite shrub (Iva frutescens), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States.
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high-wrought

High"-wrought` adjective
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  1. Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate. Obs. Pope.
  2. Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion. "A high-wrought flood." Shak.
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high-yield

  • adjective satellite yielding a large amount of agricultural or industrial production
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high-yield bond

  • noun a (speculative) bond with a credit rating of BB or lower; issued for leveraged buyouts and other takeovers by companies with questionable credit
    junk bond.
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higher cognitive process

  • noun cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use
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higher criticism

  • noun the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
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higher education

  • noun education provided by a college or university
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higher law

  • noun a principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
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higher national diploma

  • noun a diploma given for vocational training that prepares the student for a career in a particular area; good students may progress to a course leading to a degree
    HND.
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higher rank

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    seniority; senior status; higher rank.
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higher status

  • noun higher rank than that of others especially by reason of longer service
    seniority; senior status; higher rank.
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higher up

  • adverb in or to a place that is higher
    in a higher place; higher up; above.
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higher-ranking

  • adjective satellite having a higher rank
    ranking; superior.
    • superior officer
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higher-up

  • noun one of greater rank or station or quality
    superordinate; superior.
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highest common factor

  • noun the largest integer that divides without remainder into a set of integers
    greatest common factor; greatest common divisor.
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in a higher place

  • adverb in or to a place that is higher
    in a higher place; higher up; above.
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In high and low

  • utterly; completely; in every respect. Obs. Chaucer.
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in high spirits

  • adjective satellite happy and excited and energetic
    high.
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junior high

  • noun a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
    junior high.
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junior high school

  • noun a secondary school usually including 7th and 8th grades
    junior high.
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knee-high

  • noun a sock or stocking that reaches up to just below the knees
    knee-hi.
  • adverb up to the knees
    knee-deep.
    • we were standing knee-deep in the water
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Knee"-high` adjective
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  1. Rising or reaching upward to the knees; as, the water is knee-high.
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lord high chancellor

  • noun the highest officer of the Crown who is head of the judiciary and who presides in the House of Lords
    Lord Chancellor.
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Lord high chancellor, Lord high constable

  • etc. See Chancellor, Constable, etc.
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Lord high chancellor of England

  • the presiding judge in the court of chancery, the highest judicial officer of the crown, and the first lay person of the state after the blood royal. He is created chancellor by the delivery into his custody of the great seal, of which he becomes keeper. He is privy counselor by his office, and prolocutor of the House of Lords by prescription.
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Lord high steward

  • formerly, the first officer of the crown; afterward, an officer occasionally appointed, as for a coronation, or upon the trial of a peer. Eng.
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Lord high treasurer of England

  • formerly, the third great officer of the crown. His office is now executed by five persons styled the lords commissioners of the treasury, or treasury lords.
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middle high german

  • noun High German from 1100 to 1500
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mile-high city

  • noun the state capital and largest city of Colorado; located in central Colorado on the South Platte river
    capital of Colorado; Denver.
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old high german

  • noun High German prior to 1200
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on a higher floor

  • adverb on a floor above
    upstairs; up the stairs.
    • they lived upstairs
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On high

  • aloft; above.
    The dayspring from on high hath visited us. Luke i. 78.
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senior high

  • noun a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    senior high; high; high school; highschool.
    • he goes to the neighborhood highschool
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senior high school

  • noun a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
    senior high; high; high school; highschool.
    • he goes to the neighborhood highschool
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sky-high

  • adverb (with verb `to blow') destroyed completely; blown apart or to pieces
    • they blew the bridge sky-high
    • the committee blew the thesis sky-high
  • adverb in a lavish or enthusiastic manner
    enthusiastically.
    • he extolled her virtues sky-high
  • adverb to a very high level
    • prices have gone sky-high
    • garbage was piled sky-high
    • the men were flung sky-high by the explosion
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Sky"-high`
Definitions
  1. , adv. & a. Very high. Colloq.
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The Most High

  • the Supreme Being; God.
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to a higher place

  • adverb in or to a place that is higher
    in a higher place; higher up; above.
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To be in high feather

  • to be in high spirits. Collog.
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To be on a high horse

  • to be on one's dignity; to bear one's self loftily. Colloq.
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To hang the flag half-mast high ∨ half-staff

  • to raise it only half way to the mast or staff, as a token or sign of mourning.
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to the highest degree

  • adverb used to form the superlative
    most.
    • the king cobra is the most dangerous snake
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very high frequency

  • noun 30 to 300 megahertz
    VHF.
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waist-high

  • adverb up to the waist
    waist-deep.
    • the water rose waist-high
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With a high hand

  • . (a) With power; in force; triumphantly. "The children of Israel went out with a high hand." Ex. xiv. 8.(b) In an overbearing manner, arbitrarily. "They governed the city with a high hand." Jowett (Thucyd. ).
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