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very high mountains
the highest (=tallest) building
The fence is too high to climb over.
beautiful sunny weather with just a few high clouds
The boiling point of water is lower at high altitudes.
the highest shelf
The river is so high that only small boats can pass under the bridge.
Some of the waves are fifteen feet high.
How high is that ceiling?
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.
The risk of the disease spreading is high.
temperatures in the high twenties (=between 27 and 30 degrees)
The pipes contain a high level of lead.
A high proportion of the population are immigrants.
They expect high standards of care.
They’re known for the high quality of their products.
She has a very high opinion of herself.
I have the highest regard for him.
What is the highest rank in the army?
Teachers no longer enjoy the high social status they once had.
Both parties are giving high priority to education in their campaigns.
He was high on cocaine.
a high note/key
Women’s voices are usually higher than men’s.
Major football tournaments should not really be played in high summer.
In the 1980s this was high fashion.
It was a day of high drama.
This is high politics played for high stakes.
a new TV drama series set in the world of high finance
It’s high time we got a pay rise!
This is the British English definition of high. View American English definition of high.