What are red words?
90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing.These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are morefrequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
- 1large in size from the top to the ground
very high mountains
the highest (=tallest) building
The fence is too high to climb over.
- 2large in amount
This is an area of high unemployment.
Interest rates are very high.
Casualties were highest near the centre of the earthquake.
Music was being played at high volume.high risk of something:
The risk of the disease spreading is high.the high twenties/nineties etc:
temperatures in the high twenties (=between 27 and 30 degrees)a high level/incidence of something:
The pipes contain a high level of lead.high number/volume/proportion of something:
A high proportion of the population are immigrants.
- 3very good, or excellenthigh standard:
They expect high standards of care.high quality:
They're known for the high quality of their products.high opinion/regard/esteem:
She has a very high opinion of herself.
I have the highest regard for him.
- 4important compared to other people or things, especially in a particular system or organization
What is the highest rank in the army?high position/status/rank:
Teachers no longer enjoy the high social status they once had.high priority:
Both parties are giving high priority to education in their campaigns.
- 8[only before noun] used in some expressions for referring to the greatest, strongest, or most extreme example or part of somethinghigh summer:
Major football tournaments should not really be played in high summer.high fashion:
In the 1980s this was high fashion.high drama (=exciting events):
It was a day of high drama.high politics/finance:
This is high politics played for high stakes.
a new TV drama series set in the world of high finance
have a high old timeold-fashioned
a high colour
high on the list (of priorities)
or high on the agenda
it's high time thatspoken
on/for high days and holidaysBritish
This is the British English definition of high. View American English definition of high