wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup
Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

highbinder
highboard
highborn
highboy
highbred
highbrow
highbrowed
highbrowism
highbush
highbush blueberry
highbush cranberry
highchair
higher cognitive process
higher critic
higher criticism
higher education
Higher geometry
higher law
higher learning
Higher National Diploma
higher rank
higher status
Higher thought
higher up
higher-ranking
higher-up
Highering

Full-text Search for "higher"
1635


higher definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: advanced in complexity or elaboration; "higher finance"; "higher mathematics"
2: of education beyond the secondary level; "higher education"; "higher learning"

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

High High, a. [Compar. Higher; superl. Highest.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he['a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h["o]g, Dan. h["o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h["u]gel hill, Lith. kaukaras.] 1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high. 2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection; as (a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; pre["e]minent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives. ``The highest faculty of the soul.'' --Baxter. (b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles. He was a wight of high renown. --Shak. (c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family. (d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions. ``With rather a high manner.'' --Thackeray. Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. --Ps. lxxxix. 13. Can heavenly minds such high resentment show? --Dryden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

A higher degree or diploma is a qualification of an advanced standard or level. ...a higher diploma in hotel management. ADJ: ADJ n see also high

Moby Thesaurus

a cut above, above, ahead, ascendant, better, capping, chosen, distinguished, eclipsing, eminent, exceeding, excellent, excelling, finer, greater, highest, in ascendancy, in the ascendant, major, marked, of choice, one up on, outstanding, over, overlying, rare, rivaling, super, superincumbent, superior, surpassing, topping, transcendent, transcendental, transcending, upmost, upper, uppermost



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup