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high

I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a diet high/rich in sth (=which contains a lot of something)
▪ In the West many people eat a diet high in fat and salt.
a High Court (=an important court, with more power than an ordinary court)
▪ Their convictions were upheld in the High Court.
a high gear (=third, fourth, or fifth gear)
▪ Put the car into a higher gear.
a high ideal (also a lofty idealformal)
▪ Most politicians start out with high ideals.
a high kick (=when someone raises their foot high into the air)
▪ The dance routine was full of high kicks.
a high number
▪ There seems to be no reason for the high number of suicides.
a high point
▪ Winning the World Championship was the high point of my career.
a high price
▪ Smokers often pay a high price in terms of their health.
a high priority (=very important)
▪ Right now, the environment is a high priority.
a high schoolAmerican English (= a school for students aged 14 to 18)
a high school/elementary school student American English
▪ Her son is a high school student.
a high street bank (=one of the ordinary banks that most people use)
▪ There's a lot of competition between the major high street banks.
a high threshold
▪ Professional football players have a pretty high pain threshold.
a high voice (=near the top of the range of sounds)
▪ They used to repeat her words in silly high voices.
a higher/postgraduate degree (=one that you take after a first degree)
▪ He was offered a grant for a postgraduate degree.
a high/large dose
▪ High doses of the drug can have bad side effects.
a high/large income
▪ He has a relatively high income.
a high/low bid
▪ There were several high bids for the painting.
a high/low intake
▪ a high intake of carbohydrates
a high/low/slight fever
▪ The usual symptoms are a pink rash with a slight fever.
a record high/low
▪ The stock market reached a record high on August 21.
a strong/high/close correlation
▪ They found evidence of a high correlation between drinking and violence.
A-level/high school etc examinations
▪ The school usually achieves good results in GCSE examinations.
abnormally high
▪ an abnormally high pulse rate
absurdly low/high
▪ Prices seem absurdly low to Western tourists.
acute/deep/high anxiety
▪ The patient's panic attacks are caused by acute anxiety.
ambitious/high
▪ The targets they have set themselves are hugely ambitious.
an all-time high/low
▪ The price of wheat had reached an all-time low.
at high/great speed
▪ The train was travelling at high speed.
at high/low etc magnification
▪ When viewed at high magnification it is clear that the crystals are quite different.
▪ greater levels of magnification
be high on drugs (=be experiencing the effects of a drug)
▪ He committed the crime while he was high on drugs.
be high on the agenda
▪ New measures to combat terrorism are high on the agenda.
be high/low in calories (=contain a lot of/few calories)
▪ Sweets and chocolates are very high in calories.
be perched (high) on a cliff (=be situated on a cliff)
▪ An 11th century castle is perched high on the cliff.
big/high
▪ They both need to work full-time because their mortage is so big.
command a high fee/wage/price etc
▪ Which graduates command the highest salaries?
federal judge/high court judge etc (=a judge in a particular court)
feelings are running high (=people have strong feelings, especially of anger)
▪ It was the last game of the season, and feelings were running high.
fetch a good/high etc priceBritish English, bring a good, high etc price American English (= be sold for a particular amount of money)
▪ I’m sure the painting would fetch a good price in London.
figures high
▪ Reform now figures high on the agenda.
further/higher education (=at a college or university)
▪ I did a carpentry course at the further education college.
further/higher up a scale
▪ Peasants managed their land as skilfully as some people higher up the social scale.
good/high
▪ I was impressed that the quality of their work was so high.
great/big/high
▪ The rewards for those who invested at the right time are high.
▪ Some athletes took drugs because the rewards were great and they thought they could get away with it.
has...high profile
▪ The star has a high profile in Britain.
have a high regard for sb/sth
▪ I had the highest regard for him.
have high/low status (also enjoy high/low status)
▪ Here, old people are respected and have high social status.
high above
▪ The great bird hovered high above our heads.
high altar (=the main altar in a church)
▪ a crucifix above the high altar
high beams
high calibre
▪ The school attracts a high calibre of student.
high capacity (=able to hold a lot of things or people)
▪ There was demand for a high capacity public transport system.
high cheekbones
▪ She had high cheekbones and green eyes.
High Church
high comedy (=intelligent and with very funny conversations and situations)
▪ The director wanted actors who could play high comedy.
high command
▪ the German High Command
high commission
High Court
high definition/HD television
▪ high definition television channels
high earnings
▪ Professional people pay more tax, because of their higher earnings.
high efficiency (=used about machines)
▪ The diesel engine offers high efficiency and low fuel consumption.
high explosive
high fidelity
high finance (=financial activities involving very large amounts of money)
▪ the world of high finance
high five
high heels
high jinks
▪ youthful high jinks
high jump
High Mass
high praise (=a lot of praise)
▪ The film won high praise from critics and audiences alike.
high priest
▪ the high priest of modern jazz
high priestess
high principles (=strong beliefs about right and wrong)
▪ Dunn's high principles and pleasant manner won him the real affection of his colleagues.
high productivity
high productivity levels in manufacturing
high regard
▪ The players have a very high regard for their manager.
high relief
high road
▪ Daley has taken the high road in his campaign.
high roller
high school exams
▪ Greg got good grades in all of his high school exams.
high school
▪ We were friends in high school.
high school/college diploma
high seas
high season
high status
▪ They were men of high status and great influence.
high street banks/shops/stores etc
high street
▪ Camden High Street
high summer (=the middle of summer)
▪ In high summer, food was plentiful.
high table
high tea
high technology
high tension
▪ There was a moment of high tension as the firemen entered the burning building.
high tide
▪ At high tide the island is completely cut off.
high tide
▪ High tide is at seven in the morning.
high treason
high treason (=treason of the worst kind)
▪ The defendant was convicted of high treason and sentenced to death.
high turnover
▪ Low pay accounts for the high turnover.
high velocity
▪ a high velocity bullet
high visibility
high visibility clothing
high water mark
▪ the high water mark of Herrera’s presidency
high water
high winds (=strong wind)
▪ High winds are making driving conditions difficult.
high wire
high
▪ His previous highest approval rating was 58 percent.
high
▪ Rates of adult illiteracy are still too high.
high (=a lot of people want something)
▪ Demand for housing is higher than ever.
high
▪ This method of treatment has a high probability of success.
high
▪ House prices in the UK are very high.
high
▪ She got high grades in all her science subjects.
high
▪ Inflation remained high throughout this period.
high (=expecting that someone or something will be successful)
▪ Like most parents, we have high expectations for our children.
high
▪ The level of salt in his diet was too high.
high
▪ These mountains are much higher than any in Europe.
high
▪ You ought to switch to an account that pays a higher rate of interest.
high
▪ Rents in the city centre are very high.
high
▪ Professional sport involves a relatively high risk of injury.
high
▪ Higher taxes will slow down consumer spending.
high
▪ The factory workers are demanding higher wages.
high
▪ You should insure any goods of high value.
high
▪ They live in an area where unemployment is high.
high
▪ At high temperatures water is not able to hold as much oxygen.
higher civilizations (=more advanced ones)
▪ There could be higher civilizations on other planets.
higher education
higher mathematics
higher/better
▪ Workers demanded higher pay.
higher/larger/less etc than normal
▪ The journey took longer than normal.
higher/superior status
▪ Landowners had superior status.
highest bidder (=the person who offers to pay the most)
▪ The antiques will be sold to the highest bidder .
high/good
▪ Morale among the staff was high.
high/good
▪ She moved to a job with a higher salary.
high/good (=used when saying that someone is happy and excited)
▪ The players were all in high spirits.
high/good
▪ The standard of their work was generally very high.
high/large
▪ A high percentage of our students pass the exam.
high/large/big
▪ The school fees are extremely high.
high/low altitudes
▪ At high altitudes it is difficult to get enough oxygen.
high/low dosage
high/low etc incidence
▪ Smokers had the highest incidence of colds.
high/low frequency
▪ Dolphins produce a high frequency sound.
high/low in fat
▪ This cheese is relatively low in fat.
high/low intelligence
▪ John showed high intelligence from an early age.
(high/low) metabolic rate
▪ Fish normally have a high metabolic rate.
▪ Exercise can increase your metabolic rate.
high/low standard of living
▪ a nation with a high standard of living
high/low throughput
▪ a large store with a high throughput of goods
high/low turnout
▪ the low turn-out of 54 percent in the March elections
high/low voltage
high/low
▪ The figures are worryingly high.
high/low
▪ the high cost of fuel
high/low
▪ People should stop using expensive cars with a high petrol consumption.
high/low
▪ The cliffs here are the highest in Britain.
high/low/average ability
▪ a group of low ability pupils
▪ Many of these students are of above average ability.
▪ Children of high ability demand more absorbing tasks.
high/low/average earner
▪ Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner.
high/low/middle rank
▪ Her father had been an army officer of fairly high rank.
highs and lows (of sth) (=good times and bad times)
▪ the highs and lows of an actor’s life
high/top/low/middle-ranking
▪ a top-ranking tennis player
hit a peak/an all-time high etc
▪ Earnings hit a peak in the early 1980s.
hold sb in high/great esteem
▪ The critics held him in high esteem as an actor.
hold sb/sth in high regard
▪ Doctors are held in high regard by society.
in the low/mid/high eighties
▪ The temperature is expected to remain in the low eighties.
in the low/mid/high fifties
▪ sunny, with temperatures in the mid fifties
in the low/mid/high forties
▪ The temperature was up in the high forties.
in the low/mid/high nineties
▪ Temperatures were still in the high nineties.
in the low/mid/high seventies
▪ sunny, with temperatures in the mid seventies
in the low/mid/high sixties
▪ a fine spring day, with the temperatures in the low sixties
in the low/mid/high thirties
▪ a hot day, with temperatures in the low thirties
in the low/mid/high twenties
▪ a warm day, with temperatures in the low twenties
junior high school
little/lower/high/greater etc likelihood
▪ There was very little likelihood of her getting the job.
longer/higher/worse etc than usual
▪ It is taking longer than usual for orders to reach our customers.
low/high cloud
▪ The weather was overcast, with heavy low clouds.
mark a high/low/turning etc point (=be or happen at a particular time in the development of something)
▪ The day of the accident marked a turning point in Kenny’s life.
move on to higher/better things (=get a better job or social position – used humorously)
▪ Jeremy’s leaving the company to move on to higher things.
of good/high/international etc repute
▪ a man of high repute
of high/low standing
▪ a lawyer of high standing
of high/the right etc calibre
▪ The paintings were of the highest caliber.
passions run high (=people are very excited, angry, or upset)
▪ The judge's decision is expected today and passions are running high.
piled high (=filled with a lot of boxes)
▪ The room was piled high with boxes .
pitch sth at a high level/the right level etc
▪ The projects were pitched at a number of different levels.
pitch sth high/low etc
▪ Her voice is pitched a little too high.
place/put a high value on sth
▪ Our society places a high value on education.
playing for high stakes
▪ We’re playing for high stakes here.
polish/shine to a high gloss
▪ The silverware had been polished to a high gloss.
pollen count...high
▪ The pollen count was high yesterday.
push sth higher/lower
▪ New technology has pushed the cost of health care even higher.
rank high/low
▪ He ranked high among the pioneers of 20th century chemical technology.
sb’s charges are high/low (=you have to pay a lot/a little)
▪ His charges are too high.
search high and low (=search everywhere)
▪ We searched high and low for him, but couldn’t find him.
senior high school
slightly higher/lower/better/larger etc
▪ January’s sales were slightly better than average.
somewhat larger/higher/newer etc
▪ The price is somewhat higher than I expected.
stands...high
▪ The trophy stands five feet high.
stank to high heaven (=stank very much)
▪ The toilets stank to high heaven.
swollen/high (=containing more water than usual)
▪ After the rains, the river was swollen.
▪ The river was high and running quite swiftly.
tax sth at 10%/a higher rate etc
▪ They may be taxed at a higher rate.
tension is/remains high
▪ After the election, political tension remains high.
the biggest/highest etc on record
▪ Last summer was one of the hottest on record.
the high street British English (= the main street with shops)
▪ I bought this coat at a shop on the high street.
the highest award
▪ The Victoria Cross is Britain’s highest military award.
the highest compliment (=the best thing you can say)
▪ The highest compliment you can pay an actor is to say they don’t look as if they are acting.
the highest peak
▪ Mount McKinley is Alaska’s highest peak.
the high/low frequency (of sth)
▪ the higher frequency of diabetes in older people
the primary/secondary/high school etc curriculum (=for particular ages at school)
the stakes are high
▪ Climbing is a dangerous sport and the stakes are high.
the sun is high/low in the sky
▪ They walked until the sun was low in the sky.
top/leading/highest scorer
▪ He was Palace’s top scorer.
twice as high/big/large etc (as sth)
▪ Interest rates are twice as high as those of our competitors.
ultimate/highest/supreme etc accolade
▪ She received a Grammy Award, the highest accolade in the music business.
upper/higher/lower echelons
▪ the upper echelons of government
▪ Their clients are drawn from the highest echelons of society.
yet more/bigger/higher etc
▪ He got a call from the factory, telling of yet more problems.
▪ Inflation had risen to a yet higher level.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
altitude
▪ Its adaptability means that it can survive at high altitudes, in semi-arid areas, and in rocky areas as well as in forests.
▪ The satellite was hurled to a much higher altitude with the mass of tether trailing beneath.
▪ The flight began in July but was delayed for two weeks until early August following initial problems with take-off at high altitudes.
▪ Ma says his runners do well because they train at high altitude and are given special herbal tonics to help them recover.
▪ Extreme cases on high altitude expeditions have ended up with sleeping bags frozen solid!
▪ Asexual species tend to be small and live at high latitudes and high altitudes, in fresh water or disturbed ground.
▪ The night-time replenishment of ozone is presumably caused by transport of ozone-rich air from higher altitudes.
▪ Potatoes could get by with only a touch of sunshine or warmth, and they thrived at high altitudes.
concentration
▪ Do not exceed the stated dose in the belief that higher concentrations will be more effective.
▪ There was concern that such a high concentration would be too difficult to digest or lead to side effects.
▪ Thus cells without mtDNA can undergo apoptosis when either deprived of survival factors or exposed to high concentrations of staurosporine.
▪ The chemical, once used as an anesthetic, can be toxic if breathed in high concentrations.
▪ There is evidence that ascorbic acid is secreted in high concentrations into the normal stomach.
▪ First, the shipyard workers were ex-posed to the deadly blue and brown varieties of asbestos, and in extraordinarily high concentrations.
▪ Elite Home Prices Recent average sale prices in selected neighborhoods with high concentrations of top-ranked professionals and executives.
cost
▪ An overdraft offered more flexibility but higher cost.
▪ The high cost for magazines is only the beginning.
▪ At the same time, a combination of high costs and cutthroat pricing is driving out manufacturers of computing and communications hardware.
▪ It is not enough to increase job options for the unemployed if high costs prevent them from securing affordable decent housing.
▪ Can a society assume the high cost of paying with injustice the work of its physicians?
▪ Each firm is a low cost shipper to its own market, a high cost shipper to the other market.
▪ These children, problems from birth, represented a high cost to society in every dimension.
court
▪ It was the first time the state's highest court had debated the point and was widely welcomed by accountants.
▪ The state high court was mindful that many employers might not know what information should or should not be disclosed.
▪ In the early days of the Bonn Republic members of the higher courts freely invoked a revived Natural Law.
▪ An questions and problems were brought to him and his opinions often had the authority of laws and of high court verdicts.
▪ Lord Justice Watkins would have none of it in the high court in January.
▪ The high court should issue a decision by July.
▪ There are no ethnic minority judges in the high court or above.
▪ The high court did not release information about which justices were on either side of the vote.
degree
▪ The layout below allows the owner to live in a high degree of comfort.
▪ But, second, in the vast majority of markets, efficient production can be attained with a high degree of competition.
▪ Deaf postgraduates, who are few and far between, have little chance of taking a higher degree.
▪ The immediacy of these visionary experiences endows them with a high degree of intensity, but also renders them fleeting and transient.
▪ His lean bony sun-tanned face was relaxed, concealing his high degree of alertness.
▪ A high degree of safety implies that there is a negligible risk of default of the securities purchased.
▪ The risk involved in the defendants' operations was so great that a high degree of care was expected of them.
▪ This has been developed to a high degree in the so called Fluidized Bed Combustion method.
dose
▪ Subjects may vary in their response to oestrogens and some may need a higher dose.
▪ Some side effects of high doses include acne, oily skin and insomnia.
▪ Aminoglycosides are often given in insufficiently high doses.
▪ Drowsiness, impaired cognitive function, and impotence may be a problem with higher doses.
▪ So small volumes of lung tissue are exposed to high doses of alpha radiation.
▪ Withdrawal symptoms appear to be more severe following withdrawal from high doses or from short-acting benzodiazepines.
▪ Animal experiments suggest that a high dose is required, and the fact that there is no person-to-person spread supports this view.
▪ The very high doses used in the study were attacked.
frequency
▪ This gives the tape more headroom for high frequencies.
▪ The ribbon moves magnetically, reproducing the higher frequencies normally handled by a tweeter in a conventional speaker.
▪ For example, the strong bonds allow the atoms in diamonds to vibrate at very high frequencies.
▪ Sometimes it shows up as a lot more wiggles in the higher frequency range, up around 25 to 70 Hertz.
▪ Since these figures represent averages over all participants, some participants will have considerably higher frequencies than this.
▪ This high frequency of participation across a large number of sports is an important characteristic of sports participation.
▪ On Tobago, the fruits of the tree species had significantly more thickened layers and higher frequencies of multiple seeds and so on.
▪ However, they all show very high frequencies of non-tree pollen, mainly Ericaceae and Gramineae.
grade
▪ It can be argued that the finding of high grade dysplasia without cancer should be considered to be a success of surveillance.
▪ Despite this tragedy, she graduated with the second highest grade point average in her high school.
▪ In the high grade group, none of the variables or different modes of treatment influenced mortality.
▪ Perry and Rubin scored the highest grades for overall performance.
▪ Moreover, in contrast with a recent report, no cases of conversion to a high grade lymphoma were observed.
▪ More than 200 people were arrested in five countries and £122 million worth of high grade cocaine seized in swoops around the world.
▪ However we want mandatory standards and specifications introduced to ensure appropriate waste materials are used where available, rather than higher grade primaries.
▪ The severe disruption to the samian industry in Central Gaul caused an immediate diminution in high grade pottery production.
ground
▪ One appeared to be an enemy headquarters, the other an area of high ground.
▪ The hotel is on high ground and never was in danger of flooding.
▪ But such a brash grasp for the moral high ground called for an answer.
▪ They were taking the high ground.
▪ It depends who has the high ground.
▪ Houston also seized the mental high ground for a possible playoff matchup, which could occur as early as the first round.
▪ Its members view themselves as occupants of the moral high ground because they see their cause as legitimate, their crimes political.
▪ Stick to the moral high ground by blaming the current system for not saving as many lives as it might.
heel
▪ Invariably our toes are unnaturally cramped into odd-shaped shoes and the feet raised because we choose to teeter around in high heels!
▪ Have yourself dropped off in your high heels in front of the restaurant.
▪ As she tried to pick her way over frozen puddles, she regretted her decision to wear high heels instead of boots.
▪ Though why had she gotten high heels?
▪ With her heels, with her high heels!
▪ Need high heels, a hamburger and a handkerchief?
▪ Under our summer dresses we wore full petticoats with hoops and white high heels.
▪ She was all dolled up, too, in a navy-blue dress and high heels.
hope
▪ There are high hopes for the game around Wearside.
▪ With high hopes, Michael checks into Freedom Ranch, a private drug-treatment center in Campo.
▪ Many start off with high hopes but there is a lot of hurt.
▪ We had high hopes for television in those early days.
▪ There are high hopes for a powerful and radical approach to the current problems encountered in matters of civil procedure.
▪ Of course, Nixon had high hopes for his policy when he started out.
▪ His seat is safe but high hopes of Liberal Democrats holding the balance of power in a new administration have already faded.
▪ I have high hopes for you.
incidence
▪ Young people are unlikely to be affected by statistics showing the high incidence of disease and early death among smokers.
▪ Even more alarming is the higher incidence of type 2 diabetes among young people.
▪ Endoscopy showed that the miners had a higher incidence of gastritis than the men from the general population.
▪ Moreover, the high number of births in a family is offset by the high incidence of infant mortality.
▪ There is a higher incidence of clients refusing services.
▪ All these conditions make for a higher incidence of illness among working-class than middle-class babies.
▪ Several workers have reported disappointing results in a high incidence of gastrointestinal side effects.
income
▪ Having a higher income, it saved more.
▪ It was a foretaste of the wages-prices spiral and the increasingly futile chase after higher incomes.
▪ It now also includes politically daring proposals to increase premiums for the very highest income beneficiaries and raise the Medicare eligibility age.
▪ Doctors are rewarded with high income and social status.
▪ The whole trouble with the Republicans is their fear of an increase in income tax, especially on higher incomes.
▪ They are also planning to raise tax rates on higher incomes.
▪ The idea of higher taxes for higher incomes flopped with the rich.
inflation
▪ For a high inflation country, the ability occasionally to devalue its currency is important and its exercise can yield benefits.
▪ A country with a high inflation rate relative to competitors will generally experience a depreciation in the future external value of its currency.
▪ A high inflation figure would work against an interest rate cut, Rosenberg said.
▪ Sometimes high inflation is associated with rapid economic growth and structural changes in an economy.
▪ Ancient economies were routinely ravaged by high inflation, which almost always shakes the political structure until its leaders tumble down.
▪ Any attempt to reduce unemployment below this rate was sure to fail, according to monetarists, and would bring about higher inflation.
▪ Faster growth usually generates higher inflation, which then puts the Fed on war footing, driving interest rates up.
interest
▪ I thought we had to have excessively high interest rates in order to keep sterling where it is.
▪ Such conditions generally occur during periods of very high interest rates.
▪ The hon. Gentleman referred to the problem of high interest rates.
▪ With higher interest rates, people have an incentive to keep money in the bank, not in their pockets.
▪ Frankfurt dropped by 3.3%, thanks to fears of higher interest rates and a downturn in the bond market.
▪ People hold domestic deposits despite the higher interest rate on offshore deposits because they associate greater political risk with offshore deposits.
▪ Mr. Nicholas Winterton Does my hon. Friend accept that high interest rates are a disincentive to investment?
▪ Bond buyers will demand higher interest payments to offset the fear of rising inflation.
level
▪ According to its radioactive content, it is designated by the industry as either low, intermediate or high level.
▪ Now they own an international distribution company and have reached the highest levels of achievement in our business.
▪ Justice demands that a cheat at that high level be punished.
▪ The papers rated him as one of the hot young stars; there was talk about a future at higher levels.
▪ However, new cases continued to be reported at high levels.
▪ There is a high level of consensus among historians of the eighteenth-century Poor Law that relief in general was neither ungenerous nor ineffective.
▪ Finally when molecular motion increases to a sufficiently high level, all the chains behave like weak springs the whole time.
▪ It must also provide a high level of water vapour resistance.
number
▪ The goals scored over four weeks are totalled and the highest number of goals wins a prize of £50.
▪ The situation is similar for higher numbers of fermions.
▪ I suspect however that you have misquoted the number as the highest number I know is 57435.
▪ They are dying in very high numbers.
▪ Brownell and Rodin urged that, given the high numbers of people dieting, weight cycling should be a research priority.
▪ Speyside had by far the highest number of farmers requesting the courses themselves - three out of every four.
▪ This blatant tear-jerker features the highest number of sick and dying characters for your movie dollar.
order
▪ In some instances the imperatives of lower order needs may preclude the possibility of following higher order needs. 4.
▪ But with them he could be violent, abusive, duplicitous, a Lothario of the highest order.
▪ A satanic symphony of the highest order.
▪ I thought this constituted revenge of a fairly high order, thought it all out in advance.
▪ Satisfaction of higher order needs may well change the perception as to what constitutes satisfaction of lower order needs. 7.
▪ This was drama of the highest order.
▪ The reflected signal is studied as a function of frequency and the resonant frequency, together with higher orders, is then measured.
▪ Both were gentlemen of the highest order and totally selfless when it came to their colleagues.
percentage
▪ The largely working-class suburbs pay higher rates for shared services to make up for the high percentage of Detroit residents who default.
▪ Brown and Yale had the highest percentage, 5. 8.
▪ Institutional investors complained of high percentage fees levied on transactions. 4.
▪ In 1992, adults asked a higher percentage of teens to volunteer than in 1996.
▪ Their importance is expected to increase as higher percentages of those approaching retirement age are members of occupational pension schemes.
▪ Taken by region, the highest percentage to reject any further meaning in the massacre was in Quebec: sixty-five percent.
▪ This would represent the highest percentage cut of any area, and the biggest savings per position, Sheth says.
performance
▪ The Body Shop went public in 1984 and the company's shares have consistently dazzled City analysts with their high performance.
▪ Quantitation usually requires gas or high performance liquid chromatography or immunoassay.
▪ With a high performance car a greater depth is required.
▪ This outlook makes the prospect of high performance seem unduly remote, a far-off destination the organization can only hope to reach.
▪ Auspex says it will upgrade the box to higher performance Sparc Mbus modules over time.
▪ In this atmosphere of fear, suspicion, and contracted horizons, long-term high performance is unlikely to be realized.
▪ Despite the apparent apparent emphasis on high performance, police hope the show will slow drivers down.
▪ Brian Tighe discusses polymers in ophthalmology and Peter Marquis describes the application of high performance ceramics in bone and joint replacements.
point
▪ At Mount Olympus, the highest point of the massif, mantle rock is visible.
▪ As the pedal is pressed downward from its highest point, it also moves forward.
▪ Christmas and New Year have long been the high point for visitor and Madeiran alike.
▪ The detente coincided with the magnificent spring offensive possiblY the military high point of the national liberation struggle.
▪ Guerrilla forces were considered to have reached their highest point numerically in September 1949 when approximately 3,000 to 3,200 were operating.
▪ We are now reaching the high point of the truly happy life.
▪ Here there was confusion because we wanted to climb the highest point in the Lemon Mountains.
▪ The highest point is the one closest to the top of the map.
pressure
▪ The droppings are burnt to provide sufficient heat to power high pressure steam boilers.
▪ The air in the room, which had higher pressure, pushed down on the water in the glass.
▪ The equation of state of molecular hydrogen at high pressures and temperatures is particularly important and yet it is poorly known.
▪ Each incident building high pressure on child.
▪ It may need hosing at high pressure to get rid of any surface slime.
▪ The higher pressure under the paper lifts it up.
▪ There they breathe in pure oxygen at high pressure.
▪ Bring to high pressure and cook 5 minutes.
price
▪ The idea is to reward young artists who would rarely command their highest price on the first sale.
▪ For the consumer, the shrunken harvest means shorter supplies and higher prices at the supermarket.
▪ He reckons it will disappear by the end of 1993, so increased demand will then spill over into higher prices.
▪ Virtually all empty dwellings were now sold with vacant possession, at extremely high prices.
▪ More of a particular resource will be demanded at a low price than at a high price.
▪ The system is financed by higher prices paid for goods bearing the green dot symbol.
▪ That and the high price of oil have rekindled inflation and widened the government's budget deficit.
priority
▪ Children's activities are also a high priority, with art workshops and dance courses taking place on a regular basis.
▪ At its workshop, the council ranks the items, from highest priority to lowest.
▪ That is, the permanent reduction of inflation is accorded a higher priority than the size of revenues associated with monetary creation.
▪ But villagers are still concerned about burglaries, where country homes were once left unlocked security is now a high priority.
▪ Items can be high priority but are uninteresting, time consuming or difficult to resolve.
▪ The quality and quantity of research in the School of Arts, continues to be a high priority.
▪ The highest priority is the publication of a suite of up-to-date comprehensive guidebooks and map leaflets for the four gardens.
▪ Subsequent use of the theses was unsupervised, and it appeared that enforcement of the regulations was not a high priority.
profile
▪ He's young, supremely talented and an integral part of a successful, high profile side.
▪ Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.
▪ With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.
▪ The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile.
▪ H are the highest profile and most hotly contested items on the Nov. 4 ballot.
▪ Hospital buildings in particular take a high profile role in the history of Wimpey Alawi.
proportion
▪ A higher proportion of cases result in acquittal as the ages of the victims rises.
▪ The highest proportion of buyers who are married is 83. 5 percent in Dallas.
▪ A higher proportion of patients with diabetes in rural areas had advanced retinopathy identified by the screening unit compared with urban patients.
▪ Survey participants tended to reflect a higher proportion of builders active in the move-up, single-family-housing market.
▪ Administrative changes during the late nineteenth century should have resulted in a higher proportion of cases being reported.
▪ These averages are dictated largely by the very high proportion of volunteers that operate at club level.
▪ A high proportion of us die not at home, but in hospitals, clinics and special institutions for the terminally ill.
▪ Income tax is a progressive tax because higher earners pay a higher proportion of their income in this tax than lower earners.
quality
▪ These are good, high quality reserves.
▪ Pommery wines are well balanced and of high quality.
▪ Products such as highly-priced porcelain will be subject to far higher quality controls than run-of-the-mill household earthenware.
▪ Only hair of the highest quality is used which is bonded to small sections of your hair.
▪ One of the great pleasures of the exhibition is to see so many works of high quality brought into close proximity.
▪ The complex, consisting of 37 houses each accommodating five students, provides high quality accommodation for 185 postgraduate students.
▪ Rag paper high quality stationery made from cotton rags.
rate
▪ Their ideas grew out of research carried out in the electronics industry where companies face high rates of technological change.
▪ It is only the amount of relief granted that changes, with higher rate taxpayers now treated identically to everyone else.
▪ Because now the finger was pointed at managers: everyone knew if their office had a high rate.
▪ As with higher rate taxpayers, you will receive a tax demand for the amount owing.
▪ The higher rate includes the privilege of reserving screening carrels in advance.
▪ Why were they dropping out at a higher rate than any other ethnic or racial group?
resolution
▪ Low resolution displays of 25-30 lines are easier to read than high resolution displays of 60 lines.
▪ And if we switch to really high resolution, the icon is only 3 / 10 of an inch wide.
▪ I will have another go, at higher resolution.
▪ Many companies used to eliminate important features such as high resolution graphics or soundboard support.
▪ In Web art galleries especially, such images often have links to another with higher resolution.
▪ Another company which has long been ploughing the higher resolution furrow is Printware.
▪ As I have already indicated in the main text of this article, there are real users of high resolution page printers.
risk
▪ People with a cellular phone in the car run a 34 percent higher risk of having an accident, researchers say.
▪ Conclusions - Children classified as unoccupied are almost certainly living in poverty as well as experiencing relatively high risks of mortality.
▪ They reported a 60 % higher risk linked to maternal alcohol consumption.
▪ For high risk junctions increasing exemplar risk is associated with an increase in the amount of information described.
▪ Berns said Davis had been downgraded from high risk to low risk on Oct. 15, 1993&038;.
▪ He was a high risk at one time.
▪ The study showed that teen-aged boys are at highest risk from overall injury-caused deaths, followed by toddlers ages 1-4.
school
▪ But he noted in interviews that drawings he submitted to his high school yearbook were rejected.
▪ A separate group of specialists may speak of high school problems.
▪ In 1994-95, she guided the boys' freshman team at her high school in Lake Oswego, Ore.
▪ I noticed a caption in my local newspaper the other day, identifying a group of high school cheerleaders.
▪ Take the case of Christina, who attends eleventh grade at a suburban high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.
▪ I had chemistry and biology in high school.
▪ Church league to junior high school to high school.
▪ Raise college admissions standards so that young people have an incentive to work harder and achieve more in high school.
speed
▪ When approached by Central news Mrs Gee drove off at high speed.
▪ When you connect at a higher speed, more can go wrong.
▪ Only a fool would re-enact the drink-fuelled high speed car journey that killed Princess Diana.
▪ Gradually add remaining 1 cup sugar, beating at high speed until lightened in color and texture, 3 to 5 minutes.
▪ Given a fair blow much higher speeds must be just as easy.
▪ These incorporate a very long run which promises high speed.
▪ If at a higher speed then reduce to the required figure before commencing descent. 2.
▪ A combination of blind bends, and high speed frustrations has created a string of accident black spots.
standard
▪ Greville at Farnham Surrey, are to the highest standard.
▪ Mrs Miller had high standards of dress and manners.
▪ The House can accommodate up to 22 persons and offers a very high standard of comfort.
▪ The 6 million people of Hong Kong have an obvious stake in maintaining their high standard of living.
▪ There were lots of entries and all of a very high standard.
▪ Problem is, the current system resists higher standards, whether in student performance or teacher competency.
▪ But none is perhaps very democratic, if any high standard of democracy is applied.
▪ The managers strove to build a culture of high standards, supportiveness, and openness.
status
▪ Such legitimation could not be provided by other than a high status firm.
▪ However, historically the highest status universities have resisted community service on ideological grounds; it threatened academic freedom.
▪ Competition for places in high status universities is so enormous that after-school attendance at expensive private crammer schools is virtually compulsory.
▪ They have higher status in the family.
▪ In Bristol, often the pressure is to go for high status careers.
▪ The language of rights, legitimate expectations or privileges should not be elevated to any higher status.
▪ It doesn't matter if the woman is older, of higher status or a total stranger.
▪ Which aspects of black or female cultures are or could be incorporated into high status knowledge?
street
▪ With home shopping out of the way, Pitcher will be able to concentrate on the football pools and high street retailing.
▪ We regard the Warwick campus as a high street.
▪ Last Christmas, despite the recession in the high street, we spent over £350 million on both biscuits and chocolates.
▪ Even the lower rate makes the offerings from other high street banks look miserly.
▪ This is a shareware version of a popular commercial game sold through high street stores and includes 20 missions.
▪ They compete for the savings of the general public through a network of high street branches.
▪ Almost every high street in Britain has some glimmer of character which can be brought out sensitively rather than needlessly brutalized.
▪ No.4 Troop followed Captain Algy Forrester as he charged on down the high street.
tax
▪ As we've already seen, the very high tax rates under the Labour Government helped to kill enterprise.
▪ They have blamed high taxes for the growth of a black market in cigarettes.
▪ The savings are taken up by the government in the form of higher taxes and transferred to the redundant workers.
▪ Some Democrats say it would require a relatively high tax rate near 20 percent to produce sufficient revenue.
▪ A notorious drinker and womaniser, he flogged his workers and extorted high taxes.
▪ Meanwhile, young homeowners are two-income families struggling to cover day care expenses and health care insurance while paying high tax bills.
▪ If the right hon. Gentleman is genuinely concerned about recovery, what does he think that higher taxes would do to it?
▪ The communities then scramble to raise money -- turning to higher taxes.
technology
▪ Plus all the benefits of the latest high technology recording techniques for unsurpassed audio quality.
▪ Secondly, high technology industries are footloose - products such as microchips are easy to transport, and thrive in a clean environment.
▪ It is the interaction of high technology with traditional novelistic modes which is the focus of the work.
▪ So too can the industry and the broader environment, from traditional mass production to contemporary high technology, etc.
▪ Landfills, the burial sites for waste, are high technology now.
▪ Arguments on the pros and cons of high technology medicine are bedevilled by many false assumptions.
▪ It is high technology made easy.
▪ Much high technology medicine is therefore palliative, alleviating the effects of the disease by relieving pain or restoring mobility.
temperature
▪ Finally, there were the microscopic soot spheres, produced by high temperature combustion, such as in the boilers of power stations.
▪ The plant is sensitive to alkaline conditions and prefers cool waters but temporarily withstands higher temperatures.
▪ The technique makes use of the properties that water develops when heated to high temperatures at high atmospheric pressures.
▪ To produce a dark brick, for example, it is baked at a higher temperature.
▪ Note that at the higher temperature there is a higher spread of speed.
▪ There is another slightly more subtle limitation imposed by the fact that oxygen attacks most metals severely at high temperatures.
▪ We knew next to nothing experimentally of the elementary properties of matter at such high temperatures.
▪ Either very exotic and expensive metals or oxygen-free exhausts must be used to get to higher temperatures.
tide
▪ A high tide had led to predictions of one of the largest bores of the year.
▪ About 125 people were briefly evacuated from a Revere elderly housing complex until the high tide passed uneventfully.
▪ When he comes down, it is like high tide along the shore-all the wet muddy places sparkle with life and motion.
▪ It learns the relative positions of the pools at high tide, when it can swim over them.
▪ And just as the moon rises later each night, so the high tides are correspondingly later.
▪ Mills were often built on an estuary where the water could be trapped upstream at high tide by sluice gates.
▪ The result: a piece as solid and dependable as a sand castle in high tide.
unemployment
▪ But the long recession, together with high unemployment figures and a stagnant housing market, has changed homeowners' perceptions.
▪ Of those, California posted the highest unemployment rate -- 7. 7 percent -- last month.
▪ But real wages steadily increased in spite of recession and high unemployment.
▪ Even though many economists would predict higher unemployment if the initiative were adopted, some might not.
▪ Officials from one country told Ellena that its citizens had enough stress coping with high unemployment and other transition ills.
▪ Share values were depressed by expectations of slower economic growth and higher unemployment.
▪ It has high unemployment and considerable long-term unemployment.
▪ Between the world wars major unions suffered the searing experience of high unemployment which owed much to incompetent employers and benighted policy-makers.
value
▪ If high value loads are carried regularly, an appropriate annual premium should be sought.
▪ He puts high value on consistent training, on consistent communications, on consistent remuneration schemes.
▪ Insurance For mailing high value items, cover up to £1500.
▪ Limitation on liability is placed at £800 per tonne which should be monitored and adjusted in the case of higher value consignments.
▪ They also work against a high value being placed upon the creation of peaceful everyday relationships.
▪ Emap has an asset base of extremely strong brands, loyal high value customers and differentiated content in both B2C and B2B.
▪ This is due to the time taken to charge capacitor C3 via the high value resistor R4.
▪ Firstly, western culture places a high value on material acquisition and its display, because this reflects hard work and thrift.
wind
▪ Monday, their last day in the Macleod castle, dawned with higher winds.
▪ Lightning or high winds can knock branches or whole trees on to power lines, cutting the electricity to an entire neighborhood.
▪ This allows good use of space, but high winds compress the sides.
▪ Downpours, lightning and thunder, high winds, a tornado that barely missed carrying away the house.
▪ The crossed poles structure gives the stability you need to cope with high winds, together with a good space to weight ration.
▪ The high winds did not cease.
▪ It's thought he'd been swept off a mountain in high winds.
▪ More than 1, 100 plows struggled to keep up with the high winds and drifts of four to six feet.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be (in) for the high jump
▪ And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?
▪ He'd be for the high jump, as usual.
be flying high
▪ The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.
▪ He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.
▪ I was always happy to be flying high.
▪ Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.
be high/low on a list (of sth)
be riding high
▪ Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.
▪ Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.
▪ By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.
▪ The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.
▪ The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.
▪ Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.
come hell or high water
▪ Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.
▪ I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.
▪ I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.
exact a high/heavy price
have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth
▪ All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.
▪ He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.
▪ Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.
▪ She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.
have friends in high places
▪ Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.
▪ He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.
▪ I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.
▪ The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.
▪ But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.
▪ We have friends in high places, they said.
have high/great hopes for sb/sth
high profile
▪ It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.
▪ Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.
▪ Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.
▪ Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.
▪ The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile.
▪ The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile.
▪ This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile.
▪ With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.
high stakes
▪ But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes.
▪ Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.
▪ He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.
▪ I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.
▪ It was the highest stakes ever.
▪ Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.
▪ The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.
▪ You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.
high watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc
high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc
high/low mark
▪ Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark.
▪ Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.
▪ Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.
▪ She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.
▪ The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.
▪ The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.
▪ This is how to do it - and earn high marks!
high/low water
▪ But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.
▪ They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.
▪ They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water.
▪ They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.
▪ Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.
▪ Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?
high/low watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
in high dudgeon
join the mile high club
live high on the hog
▪ They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.
of a high order/of the highest order
on the small/high/heavy etc side
▪ Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.
▪ Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.
▪ Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.
▪ For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.
▪ The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
▪ The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.
▪ The little one's a bit on the small side.
▪ The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.
ridge of high pressure
run high
▪ Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.
▪ All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.
▪ And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.
▪ At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.
▪ Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.
▪ Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.
▪ People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.
▪ The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.
sb's stock is high/low
▪ Simon's stock is high in the network news business.
take the (moral) high road
▪ Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.
▪ Instead, I decided to take the high road.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.
▪ She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.
the high jump
the high seas
the high street
the higher/lower reaches of sth
▪ A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.
▪ A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.
▪ But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.
▪ Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.
▪ It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.
▪ Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.
▪ She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.
▪ There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.
throw sth into high relief
unusually high/large/quiet etc
▪ And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.
▪ Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.
▪ Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.
▪ Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.
▪ Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.
▪ These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.
▪ Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
High levels of radiation have been reported near the nuclear plant.
▪ A couple of boys had climbed the high chain-link fence to get into the park.
▪ Analysts are concerned about the high level of consumer debt.
▪ Dogs respond to sounds that are too high for humans to hear.
▪ Donna had some trouble reaching the high notes.
▪ Gas prices are much higher here than in other parts of the country.
▪ God, I got so high last night.
▪ He mocked her by repeating what she said in a high, childish voice.
▪ How high is the Eiffel Tower?
▪ I always try to avoid foods with a high fat content.
▪ I recognized Juliet's high, excited voice on the phone immediately.
▪ I try to eat a low-fat, high-protein diet.
▪ I was amazed that he could sing such high notes.
▪ In summer, the temperatures can be as high as 40°C.
▪ Increased production costs will mean higher prices for consumers.
▪ It's hard to know which products have high lead levels.
▪ Mount St. Alban is Washington's highest point.
▪ Mt. McKinley is the highest mountain in North America.
▪ Newton died at age 47 while high on crack cocaine.
▪ Paul has extremely high blood pressure.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Airlines experiment with the highest possible fares over the weekend.
▪ Gable regards this as an insult to the audience handed out by critics who consider themselves on a higher level.
▪ However, with experience of rather higher levels of use an asphalt surface has now been added to reduce annual maintenance costs.
▪ Its first proposed product, is a drug treatment to prevent viral pneumonia in high risk infants.
▪ The less well off do receive transfer payments and the rich face the highest rates of income tax.
▪ The price deflator measures the size of price increases, and detects whether higher costs drive consumers away from a product.
II.adverb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be (in) for the high jump
▪ And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?
▪ He'd be for the high jump, as usual.
be flying high
▪ The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.
▪ He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.
▪ I was always happy to be flying high.
▪ Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.
be high/low on a list (of sth)
be riding high
▪ Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.
▪ Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.
▪ By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.
▪ The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.
▪ The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.
▪ Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.
come hell or high water
▪ Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.
▪ I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.
▪ I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.
exact a high/heavy price
have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth
▪ All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.
▪ He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.
▪ Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.
▪ She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.
have friends in high places
▪ Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.
▪ He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.
▪ I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.
▪ The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.
▪ But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.
▪ We have friends in high places, they said.
have high/great hopes for sb/sth
high profile
▪ It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.
▪ Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.
▪ Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.
▪ Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.
▪ The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile.
▪ The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile.
▪ This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile.
▪ With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.
high stakes
▪ But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes.
▪ Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.
▪ He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.
▪ I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.
▪ It was the highest stakes ever.
▪ Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.
▪ The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.
▪ You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.
high watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
high-backed/straight-backed/low-backed etc
high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc
high/low mark
▪ Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark.
▪ Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.
▪ Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.
▪ She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.
▪ The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.
▪ The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.
▪ This is how to do it - and earn high marks!
high/low water
▪ But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.
▪ They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.
▪ They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water.
▪ They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.
▪ Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.
▪ Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?
high/low watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
in high dudgeon
join the mile high club
live high on the hog
▪ They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.
of a high order/of the highest order
on the small/high/heavy etc side
▪ Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.
▪ Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.
▪ Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.
▪ For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.
▪ The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
▪ The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.
▪ The little one's a bit on the small side.
▪ The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.
ridge of high pressure
run high
▪ Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.
▪ All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.
▪ And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.
▪ At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.
▪ Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.
▪ Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.
▪ People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.
▪ The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.
sb's stock is high/low
▪ Simon's stock is high in the network news business.
take the (moral) high road
▪ Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.
▪ Instead, I decided to take the high road.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.
▪ She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.
take/claim/seize the moral high ground
▪ Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.
▪ Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.
the high jump
the high seas
the high street
the higher/lower reaches of sth
▪ A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.
▪ A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.
▪ But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.
▪ Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.
▪ It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.
▪ Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.
▪ She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.
▪ There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.
throw sth into high relief
unusually high/large/quiet etc
▪ And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.
▪ Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.
▪ Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.
▪ Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.
▪ Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.
▪ These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.
▪ Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Sandy continued to rise higher in Zefco's ranks.
▪ The dollar climbed higher against the yen today.
▪ The girl's voice rang high above everyone else's.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And the elder Miss Snoot at her window high up in Old Odborough looks over the roofs of the town.
▪ Could the pressure be too high?
▪ It has long been thought that a diet high in fiber reduces the risks of cancer.
▪ Monopolies tend to keep their prices and profits high by restricting the supply of a good.
▪ The phone is high up on the wall.
III.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
junior
▪ At first it feels like high school, then junior high, and finally grade school.
▪ It stays together throughout the students' two junior high and four high school years at Thayer.
▪ In junior high I worked on the school newspaper and made cartoons.
▪ By junior high, she knew she wanted to play college ball.
▪ At this point, going to junior high is expensive enough.
▪ Before long, the junior highs were competing for students.
new
▪ Nicosia: The Cisco index closed at a new high of 185.6, a gain of 2.1 points on the week.
▪ The Dow is reaching new highs, but small-company stocks are in a slump.
▪ Each month during 1991 saw average ozone levels reach new highs.
▪ It gained 1 1 / 8 to 68 1 / 2 and established a new 52-week high at 69 during the day.
▪ Competition has hit a new high with many attractive offers in the run-up to Christmas.
▪ With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.
▪ It was the third time this season that Strickland reached a new high.
▪ Each time, the stocks rallied to new highs.
previous
▪ That would surpass its previous high of $ 13. 375.
▪ The previous high was 12 retirements in 1896.
▪ After plunging to the bottom three years ago, housing prices in 94109 skyrocketed nearly 80 percent to also surpass previous highs.
▪ The previous high was $ 2. 1 billion the previous year.
record
▪ The Dow Jones industrial average dashed toward record highs.
▪ After teetering at record highs for weeks, the market plunged 171 points Friday on news that suggested inflation was heating up.
▪ Shares reached a record high of 44 3 / 4 on Dec. 5.
▪ Both indexes have closed at record highs for seven straight sessions.
▪ Property-casualty stocks have soared to record highs, more than doubling the explosion enjoyed by the Dow-Jones Industrial Averages in 1985.
▪ The index hit a record high of 1939. 6 on Jan. 3.
■ VERB
hit
▪ It was only a month ago that the index hit a post crash high of 2,423.9.
▪ With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.
▪ Johannesburg hit a record high, ending 0.2% up.
▪ Datatec's share price had a rollercoaster ride last year, it hit a high of R146 in March.
▪ The contract hit a high of 101. 23 earlier.
▪ Lead experienced the biggest swing, hitting a ten-year high of £800 a tonne in March.
▪ The shares hit a high of $ 36. 75 last year.
reach
▪ Each month during 1991 saw average ozone levels reach new highs.
▪ The dollar also reached an intraday high of 1. 4583 marks.
▪ The Dow is reaching new highs, but small-company stocks are in a slump.
▪ Shares reached a record high of 44 3 / 4 on Dec. 5.
▪ It was the third time this season that Strickland reached a new high.
▪ It has shed more than 200 points since reaching an all-time high of 5, 689. 74 on April 3.
▪ The shares reached a 52-week high of 69 intraday.
▪ The market started off the year fairly well, reaching its 12-month high of 10695 in February.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
be (in) for the high jump
▪ And it's all about: Who is for the high jump in Rome?
▪ He'd be for the high jump, as usual.
be flying high
▪ The Rams are flying high after winning the Super Bowl.
▪ He was now on to the mid-irons and these were flying high and true.
▪ I was always happy to be flying high.
▪ Like the other Salomon executives, Massey was flying high in 1985 on the back of a series of record earning quarters.
be riding high
▪ Before Saturday's defeat, the Broncos had been riding high.
▪ Blackpool are riding high in Division Four, while United have slowly sunk down the table.
▪ By the summer of 1945, the Allies were riding high.
▪ The Agnelli family, which owns almost 40% of the company, was riding high.
▪ The salary cap was not in place when Jimmy was riding high in Dallas.
▪ Travolta, who is riding high in Hollywood, takes a minor career risk by playing a villain.
come hell or high water
▪ Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.
▪ I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.
▪ I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.
exact a high/heavy price
have a high/low/good/bad etc opinion of sb/sth
▪ All I can say to that is that I have a higher opinion of your judgement than he has.
▪ He did not, in any case, have a high opinion of Santayana - an animus which Santayana reciprocated towards Eliot.
▪ Politicians generally have a low opinion of the press, just as the press generally has a low opinion of lawmakers.
▪ She does not seem to have a high opinion of married life.
have friends in high places
▪ Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.
▪ He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.
▪ I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.
▪ The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.
▪ But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.
▪ We have friends in high places, they said.
have high/great hopes for sb/sth
high profile
▪ It provides a high profile and public relations for the city.
▪ Luria and Nordin have a high profile in the arts community.
▪ Mechanics on the entirely separate test group work even harder than their counterparts with a higher profile on the race team.
▪ Still, I was determined to cash in on my success and maintain a high profile at the ground.
▪ The Central Freeway campaign represents a broader issue with a higher profile.
▪ The next extracts provide some explanation of the social context which gave this distinction such a high profile.
▪ This coming year, health and safety issues will enjoy an even higher profile.
▪ With his group the Daintees, he was a high profile act with a major record company until quite recently.
high stakes
▪ But commander-in-chief Douglas MacArthur wanted to play for higher stakes.
▪ Especially when the players themselves happily accept the high stakes for which they play, gambling with their bodies.
▪ He found Zacco lightly intoxicated, and playing dice for high stakes among a circle of friends.
▪ I have relatively high stakes in conformity - I happen to have done fairly well out of it.
▪ It was the highest stakes ever.
▪ Of course much depends on how the current high stakes budget negotiations play out.
▪ The higher stakes have increased the temptation to overload the inflatable speedboats, called Zodiacs.
▪ You thought you'd play - for higher stakes than those he was offering.
high watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
high-collared/open-collared/fur-collared etc
high/low mark
▪ Expect him to finish the season on a higher mark.
▪ Job sharers scored high marks on problem solving, team work and flexibility and demonstrated greater resilience in the face of setbacks.
▪ Newhome sales were slightly below the high marks of the late 1970s.
▪ She also gives high marks to manager Dusty Baker.
▪ The company received fairly high marks in Clark County, where it began managing mental health services in January 1996.
▪ The formula attains a high mark when a diversity of variables is woven into a unified design.
▪ This is how to do it - and earn high marks!
high/low water
▪ But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.
▪ My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.
▪ The chief drawback to small-scale silage-making is the extra physical work involved in handling the green crop with its high water content.
▪ They currently pay some of the highest water charges in the country.
▪ They hugged the shore, Clayt pulling hard on the wheel at unseen shoals, flying over low water.
▪ They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.
▪ Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.
▪ Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?
high/low watermark
▪ Penal Policy in a Changing Society stands as the high watermark of what later became known as the treatment model.
in high dudgeon
join the mile high club
live high on the hog
▪ They've been living high on the hog since Jim got the money from his aunt.
of a high order/of the highest order
on the small/high/heavy etc side
▪ Also on the small side is the 14-gallon fuel tank.
▪ Both versions have the same size fuel tank, which, at 14. 5 gallons, is on the small side.
▪ Burned by that experience, chip forecasters prepared their 1996 forecasts on the high side.
▪ For political reasons, these estimates are on the high side.
▪ The bedrooms, though on the small side, have recently been completed refurbished in sophisticated style.
▪ The clams and mussels-four of each-are on the small side, but flavorful.
▪ The little one's a bit on the small side.
▪ The only complaint we had with the shoe was the weight - it's on the heavy side.
ridge of high pressure
run high
▪ Actual monthly charges often run higher, however, because on-line services charge more for extra hours of use.
▪ All day Saturday, tensions ran high as the president alternated intense cabinet meetings with bouts of seclusion.
▪ And moral outrage at the use of simple expedients can still run high.
▪ At that news, excitement among scientists ran high.
▪ Buyer interest in Pebble Beach has always run high.
▪ Later bravado runs high to disguise their feelings and some of them exploit the situation for gain.
▪ People seem confused, tensions run high, and constant crisis is a fact of organizational life.
▪ The courts served as a safety-valve, acting as an alternative to violence when emotions ran high.
sb's stock is high/low
▪ Simon's stock is high in the network news business.
take the (moral) high road
▪ Daley has taken the high road in his campaign, trying to ignore Merriam's attacks.
▪ Instead, I decided to take the high road.
▪ Read in studio Still to come on Central News, taking the high road.
▪ She was at least making the attempt to take the high road, only to run into a dead end.
take/claim/seize the moral high ground
▪ Some corporations have seized the moral high ground.
▪ Television is therefore seen to be taking the moral high ground, the side of the punter against the forces of evil.
the high jump
the high seas
the high street
the higher/lower reaches of sth
▪ A booming hearty from the higher reaches of Personnel fills our glasses and remembers nearly everyone's name.
▪ A clutch of them have clawed their way to the higher reaches of educational administration.
▪ But in the higher reaches of the Yorkshire Dales, there is nowhere to hide.
▪ Councillor Enderby had all the fluency of a life spent in the lower reaches of local government.
▪ It became a rough bridleway, leading through a series of gates on to the lower reaches of moorland.
▪ Quality flounder from the lower reaches of Poole harbour.
▪ She could either turn round, or brazen her way past the pressmen to the lower reaches of the parkland.
▪ There's many more like them, and not just in the lower reaches of the Football League.
throw sth into high relief
unusually high/large/quiet etc
▪ And that was a peculiar job from that point of view, because it included an unusually large number of fifty-dollar bills.
▪ Chang felt that the surface, which offered an unusually high bounce for an indoor court, suited a baseliner like himself.
▪ Fortunately it was an unusually quiet day at the surgery.
▪ Nevertheless, we had all noticed that for the past week Loi had been unusually quiet.
▪ Nor can local suspicions that the incidence of cancer is unusually high be calmed or confirmed.
▪ These energetic measures produced unusually large sums.
▪ Video-Tape, no voice over SWINDON/Wiltshire A spokesman said the workload is unusually high for the time of year.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
Highs today were in the mid-90's.
▪ The high she got from cocaine never lasted.
▪ The price of oil reached a new high this week.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But the feeling was different from any high or excitement I had felt before.
▪ By junior high, she knew she wanted to play college ball.
▪ I was on such a high.
▪ It has shed more than 200 points since reaching an all-time high of 5, 689. 74 on April 3.
▪ The past year has been a rollercoaster one for the royals with a few highs followed by lots of depressing lows.
▪ With the right company, certainly the stock should hit new highs with the next bull market.
Wikipedia

High

High may refer to:

High (James Blunt song)

"High" is a folk rock song written by British singer James Blunt and Ricky Ross for Blunt's debut album Back to Bedlam. The song was produced by Tom Rothrock and Jimmy Hogarth and received a mixed reception from music critics. It was released as the first single in the autumn of 2004 and failed to make an impact on the United Kingdom singles chart, peaking well outside the top 75. Following the success of " You're Beautiful", "High" was re-released in the autumn of 2005, and became a top 20 hit worldwide, charting at number three in Italy and at number 16 in Britain.

High (The Cure song)

"High" is a song by English rock band The Cure, released as the first single from their ninth album Wish in March 1992.

The track reached number 1 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks chart, and number 8 in the UK Singles Chart.

High (The Blue Nile album)

High is the fourth studio album by Scottish band The Blue Nile, released on 30 August 2004 on Sanctuary Records. A single, "I Would Never", was released one week prior to the album: a second song, "She Saw the World", was made available as a promotional single, but never released officially.

"Soul Boy" had already been recorded by former Spice Girl Melanie C for her album Reason the previous year.

High (Feeder song)

"High" is a song by Feeder, released as the band's fourth and final single from the album Polythene. This track was not included on the album until its re-issue in October of the same year, and is seen as a fan anthem. The chorus has similarities to The Smashing Pumpkins song " Mayonaise".

High (Flotsam and Jetsam album)

High is the sixth album by the thrash metal band Flotsam and Jetsam, released on June 3, 1997. Until 2012's Ugly Noise, it was their last album with guitarist Michael Gilbert and drummer Kelly David Smith.

High (Lighthouse Family song)

"High" is the second pop single written by British duo Lighthouse Family for their second album Postcards from Heaven (1997). The song was produced by Mike Peden. It was released on the last day of 1997 and reached No. 1 in Australia as well as being in the top 10 in Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Europe. "High" is the most successful single released by the Lighthouse Family so far, having reached the top 10 in many countries and may also be known as "Forever You And Me".

High (Knut Anders Sørum song)

"High" was the Norwegian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2004, performed in English by Knut Anders Sørum.

The song is a dramatic ballad, with Sørum expressing his desire to bring an unnamed person "high". The lyrics suggest that this person has been beset by problems, and that Sørum believes he can go some way to curing them.

As Norway had finished the Eurovision Song Contest 2003 in the top 10, the song was pre-qualified for the final. Here, it was performed third, following Austria's Tie Break with " Du bist" and preceding France's Jonatan Cerrada with " À chaque pas". At the close of voting, it had received 3 points, placing 24th (last) in a field of 24, thus requiring Norway to qualify through the semi-final at the next Contest.

The low score, and long wait before Norway scored any points at all, led Australian commentator Des Mangan to jokingly offer money for anyone prepared to vote for the country. Initially, this was "a thousand bucks", later climbing to "ten thousand bucks and my house". Mangan explained during this commentary that he did not want Norway to further extend its unwanted record of failing to record a point on the most occasions.

The song was succeeded as Norwegian representative at the 2005 contest by Wig Wam with " In My Dreams".

Category:Eurovision songs of Norway Category:Eurovision songs of 2004 Category:English-language Norwegian songs Category:Songs written by Thomas Thörnholm Category:2004 songs

High (computability)

In computability theory, a Turing degree [X] is high if it is computable in 0′, and the Turing jump [X′] is 0′′, which is the greatest possible degree in terms of Turing reducibility for the jump of a set which is computable in 0′ (Soare 1987:71).

Similarly, a degree is high n if its n'th jump is the (n+1)'st jump of 0. Even more generally, a degree d is generalized high n if its n'th jump is the n'th jump of the join of d with 0′.

High (New Model Army album)

High is the tenth studio album of British rock band New Model Army, released on 20 August 2007 in the UK, 24 August in Germany, and 4 September in North America.

High (David Hallyday song)

"High" is a 1988 song recorded by French artist David Hallyday. It was the second of the four singles from his debut studio album True Cool. Released in November 1988, the song was a hit in France, becoming David Hallyday's first number-one single.

High (play)

High is a play written by Matthew Lombardo. The story revolves around a nun, Sister Jamison Connelly, who deals with her sordid past and the people around her with her acerbic wit and wisdom. When Sister Jamison agrees to sponsor a gay 19-year-old drug user and hustler in an effort to help him combat his addiction, her own faith is ultimately tested. HIGH explores the universal themes of truth, forgiveness, redemption and human fallibility.

High (film)

High is a film released in 1967, directed by Larry Kent and starring Lanny Beckman, Astri Thorvik, Peter Mathews, Joyce Cay, and Denis Payne. It was filmed in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

It is likely most-remembered for being banned by the censors of Quebec (immediately before its premiere at the Montreal Film Festival) for its use of drugs, nudity, and explicit sex scenes.

In defense, celebrities such as Jean Renoir, Fritz Lang, and even Warren Beatty came to High 's defense as a film of art, rather than gratuity.

Alan King and Jean-Pierre Lefebvre, the winners of the 1967 Montreal Film Festival, went so far as to share with Larry Kent the prize money they had won.

High (tectonics)

A high is in structural geology and tectonics an area where tectonic uplift has taken place relative to its surroundings. Highs are often bounded by normal faults and can be regarded as the opposites of basins. A related word is a massif, an area where relative old rocks layers are found at the surface. A small high can be called a horst.

Because of the relative uplift the accommodation space for sediments was relatively small and a high will have thinner sedimentary layers deposited on it compared to the surrounding basins. Therefore, highs are not good places to study stratigraphic sequences as the sequence may be less detailed or even absent.

Category:Tectonics

High (musical group)

High was an Indian rock group from Kolkata, established in 1974-75, and arguably one of India's finest bands from the 70’s and 80’s. Although their music was heavily influenced by British and American rock acts like the Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers' Band, Pink Floyd and Traffic, it was in terms of their original compositions that the band gained a huge cult following.

The original line-up of the band comprised Dilip Balakrishnan (Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards, Harmonica and Vocals), Nondon Bagchi (Drums), Adi Irani (Lead Guitar) and Lew Hilt (Bass Guitar) with Balakrishnan’s lyrics and compositions comprising the bulk of the band’s original playlist over the years.

In addition to songs like “Monkey Song” and “Shambhu” that achieved anthem-like status among followers, Balakrishnan and High were unique in that their discography boasted of 3 thematic rock operas – White Knight’s Tale (inspired by Lewis Carroll), The Tolkien Suite (based on the poems of JRR Tolkien) and The Winter Planet (about nuclear holocaust).

Although High disbanded with Balakrishnan’s death in 1990, the band has retained a cult following over the years. A collection of the bands recordings were released on the Saregama label in 2009.

Nondong Bagchi and Lew Hilt have regrouped periodically with other musicians (Shaukat Ali, Jeff Menezes, Ananda Sen and others) to bring back the music of High. The band was awarded the "Rerock Award for Lifetime Contribution to Indian Rock" in 2013.

High (Peking Duk song)

"High" is a song by Australian electronic music duo Peking Duk. The song features vocals from Nicole Millar. It was written and produced by Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles & Nicole Millar. The song was released on 14 February 2014, by Vicious Recordings.

High reached a peak of number 13 on the New Zealand charts and number 5 on the Australian ARIA Charts, where the song also received a triple platinum certification by the Australian Recording Industry Association.

The song placed at number 2 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2014.

High (surname)

High is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Jason High (born 1981), American mixed martial artist
  • Martha High, American singer
  • Monique Raphel High (born 1949), American writer
  • S. Dale High, American chief executive

High (Young Rising Sons song)

"High" is a song recorded by New Jersey band Young Rising Sons, released as the band's debut single on July 22, 2014. It was featured on their debut self-titled EP on July 22, 2014. It also was featured on The High EP in the form of remixes and acoustic sessions.

The song was featured in many advertisements in 2015, such as for Hulu and Pepsi.

High (Royal Headache album)

High is the second studio album by Australian punk rock band Royal Headache, released on 21 August 2015 by What's Your Rupture?.

High (EP)

High is the second extended play (EP) by Australian alternative pop singer-songwriter and producer Jarryd James. The EP was released on 29 July 2016 and debuted and peaked at no. 40 on the ARIA Albums Chart.

James collaborated with many sought-after producers, including long-time collaborator Joel Little, Mikky Ekko, Tobias Jesso Jr and Andrew "Pop" Wansel.

Upon release of the EP, James explained his songwriting; "I tend to only focus on the melodies and whatever happens instrumentally is just what feels right. I also don't come in with words already written, I like to form lyrics, let them be informed by the vibe of the music."

James will promote the album in the United States throughout August and September 2016.

The Collaborative International Dictionary

High

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

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

    4. 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. 1

  3. Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?
    --Dryden. (e) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

    Both meet to hear and answer such high things.
    --Shak.

    Plain living and high thinking are no more.
    --Wordsworth. (f) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.

    If they must be good at so high a rate, they know they may be safe at a cheaper.
    --South. (g) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.

    An high look and a proud heart . . . is sin.
    --Prov. xxi.

  4. His forces, after all the high discourses, amounted really but to eighteen hundred foot.
    --Clarendon.

    3. Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i. e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e., deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.

    High time it is this war now ended were.
    --Spenser.

    High sauces and spices are fetched from the Indies.
    --Baker.

    4. (Cookery) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.

  5. (Mus.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.

  6. (Phon.) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as [=e] ([=e]ve), [=oo] (f[=oo]d). See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect] 10, 1

    1. High admiral, the chief admiral.

      High altar, the principal altar in a church.

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

      High and mighty arrogant; overbearing. [Colloq.]

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

      High bailiff, the chief bailiff.

      High Chur`ch, and 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.

      High constable (Law), a chief of constabulary. See Constable, n.,

    2. 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. High day (Script.), a holy or feast day. --John xix. 31. High festival (Eccl.), a festival to be observed with full ceremonial. High German, or High Dutch. See under German. High jinks, 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. High latitude (Geog.), one designated by the higher figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator. High life, life among the aristocracy or the rich. High liver, one who indulges in a rich diet. High living, a feeding upon rich, pampering food. High Mass. (R. C. Ch.) See under Mass. High milling, a process of making flour from grain by several successive grindings and intermediate sorting, instead of by a single grinding. High noon, the time when the sun is in the meridian. High place (Script.), an eminence or mound on which sacrifices were offered. High priest. See in the Vocabulary. High relief. (Fine Arts) See Alto-rilievo. High school. See under School. High seas (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. High steam, steam having a high pressure. High steward, the chief steward. High tea, tea with meats and extra relishes. High tide, the greatest flow of the tide; high water. High time.

      1. Quite time; full time for the occasion.

      2. A time of great excitement or enjoyment; a carousal. High treason, treason against the sovereign or the state, the highest civil offense. See Treason. Note: 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. High water, the utmost flow or greatest elevation of the tide; also, the time of such elevation. High-water mark.

        1. That line of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach at high water.

        2. A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a river or other body of fresh water, as in time of freshet. High-water shrub (Bot.), a composite shrub ( Iva frutescens), growing in salt marshes along the Atlantic coast of the United States. High wine, distilled spirits containing a high percentage of alcohol; -- usually in the plural. To be on a high horse, to be on one's dignity; to bear one's self loftily. [Colloq.] With a high hand.

          1. With power; in force; triumphantly. ``The children of Israel went out with a high hand.''
            --Ex. xiv. 8.

          2. In an overbearing manner, arbitrarily. ``They governed the city with a high hand.''
            --Jowett (Thucyd. ).

            Syn: Tall; lofty; elevated; noble; exalted; supercilious; proud; violent; full; dear. See Tall.

High

High \High\, n.

  1. An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

  2. People of rank or high station; as, high and low.

  3. (Card Playing) The highest card dealt or drawn.

    High, low, jack, and the game, a game at cards; -- also called all fours, old sledge, and seven up.

    In high and low, utterly; completely; in every respect. [Obs.]
    --Chaucer.

    On high, aloft; above.

    The dayspring from on high hath visited us.
    --Luke i. 78.

    The Most High, the Supreme Being; God.

High

High \High\, adv. In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully. ``And reasoned high.``
--Milton. ``I can not reach so high.''
--Shak.

Note: High is extensively used in the formation of compound words, most of which are of very obvious signification; as, high-aimed, high-arched, high-aspiring, high-bearing, high-boasting, high-browed, high-crested, high-crowned, high-designing, high-engendered, high-feeding, high-flaming, high-flavored, high-gazing, high-heaped, high-heeled, high-priced, high-reared, high-resolved, high-rigged, high-seated, high-shouldered, high-soaring, high-towering, high-voiced, and the like.

High and low, everywhere; in all supposable places; as, I hunted high and low. [Colloq.]

High

High \High\, v. i. To rise; as, the sun higheth. [Obs.]

High

High \High\, v. i. [See Hie.] To hie. [Obs.]

Men must high them apace, and make haste.
--Holland.

WordNet

high

  1. adv. at a great altitude; "he climbed high on the ladder" [syn: high up]

  2. in or to a high position, amount, or degree; "prices have gone up far too high"

  3. in a rich manner; "he lives high" [syn: richly, luxuriously]

  4. far up toward the source; "he lives high up the river"

high

  1. n. a lofty level or position or degree; "summer temperatures reached an all-time high" [ant: low]

  2. an air mass of higher than normal pressure; "the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high" [syn: high pressure]

  3. a state of sustained elation; "I'm on a permanent high these days" [ant: low spirits]

  4. a state of altered consciousness induced by alcohol or narcotics; "they took drugs to get a high on"

  5. a high place; "they stood on high and observed the coutryside"; "he doesn't like heights" [syn: heights]

  6. a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12; "he goes to the neighborhood highschool" [syn: senior high school, senior high, highschool, high school]

  7. a forward gear with a gear ratio giving high vehicle velocity for a given engine speed [syn: high gear]

high

  1. adj. greater than normal in degree or intensity or amount; "a high temperature"; "a high price"; "the high point of his career"; "high risks"; "has high hopes"; "the river is high"; "he has a high opinion of himself" [ant: low]

  2. (literal meanings) being at or having a relatively great or specific elevation or upward extension (sometimes used in combinations like `knee-high'); "a high mountain"; "high ceilings"; "high buildings"; "a high forehead"; "a high incline"; "a foot high" [ant: low]

  3. standing above others in quality or position; "people in high places"; "the high priest"; "eminent members of the community" [syn: eminent]

  4. used of sounds and voices; high in pitch or frequency [syn: high-pitched] [ant: low]

  5. happy and excited and energetic [syn: in high spirits]

  6. used of the smell of game beginning to taint [syn: gamey, gamy]

  7. slightly and pleasantly intoxicated from alcohol or a drug (especially marijuana) [syn: mellow]

Wiktionary

high

Etymology 1 n. (context obsolete English) thought; intention; determination; purpose. Etymology 2

  1. elevated in position or status; above many things. adv. 1 In or to an elevated position. 2 In or at a great value. 3 In a pitch of great frequency. alt. elevated in position or status; above many things. n. 1 A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs. 2 A drug that gives such a high. v

  2. (context obsolete English) To rise. Etymology 3

    vb. To hie; to hasten.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

high

Old English heh (Anglian), heah (West Saxon) "of great height, lofty, tall, exalted, high-class," from Proto-Germanic *haukhaz (cognates: Old Saxon hoh, Old Norse har, Danish høi, Swedish hög, Old Frisian hach, Dutch hoog, Old High German hoh, German hoch, Gothic hauhs "high;" also German Hügel "hill," Old Norse haugr "mound"), perhaps related to Lithuanian kaukara "hill." Spelling with -gh represents a final guttural sound in the original word, lost since 14c.\n

\nOf sound pitch, late 14c. Of roads, "most frequented or important," c.1200. Meaning "euphoric or exhilarated from alcohol" is first attested 1620s, of drugs, 1932. Sense of "proud, haughty, arrogant, supercilious" (c.1200) is reflected in high hand (late 14c.) and high horse. High seas first attested late 14c., with sense (also found in the Latin cognate) of "deep" as well as "tall" (cognates: Old English heahflod "deep water," also Old Persian baršan "height, depth"). Of an evil or a punishment, "grave, serious, severe" (as in high treason), c.1200 (Old English had heahsynn "deadly sin, crime").\n

\nHigh pressure (adj.) is from 1824, of engines, 1891, of weather systems, 1933, of sales pitches. A child's high chair is from 1848. High school "school for advanced studies" attested from late 15c. in Scotland; by 1824 in U.S. High time "fully time, the fullness of time," is from late 14c. High noon is from early 14c.; the sense is "full, total, complete." High and mighty is c.1200 (heh i mahhte). High finance (1905) is that concerned with large sums. High and dry of beached things (especially ships) is from 1783. High-water mark is what is left by a flood or highest tide (1550s); figurative use by 1814.

high

early 14c., "high point, top," from high (adj.). As "area of high barometric pressure," from 1878. As "highest recorded temperature" from 1926. Meaning "state of euphoria" is from 1953.

high

"thought, understanding," obsolete from 13c. in English and also lost in Modern German, but once an important Germanic word, Old English hyge, cognate with Old Saxon hugi, Old High German hugi, Old Norse hygr, Swedish hög, Danish hu.

Gazetteer

Usage examples of "high".

Mishani would never have believed it possible - not only that Lucia had been allowed to reach eight harvests of age in the first place, but also that the Empress was foolish enough to think the high families would allow an Aberrant to rule Saramyr.

I that the high families would sooner see an Aberrant on the throne than a Weaver.

Q Factor, though high, is not of any such extraordinary highness as to justify an attempt at psychosurgery to correct the aberration, it is therefore recommended that subject be released from the Communipath Creche on her own recognizance after suitable indoctrination erasure.

Where Abie Singleton was concerned, getting personal was definitely high on his list of priorities.

There is a higher level of psychic ability in autistics in comparison to the general population.

It is one of a small group of diseases characterized by the production of abnormally high quantities of urine, so that water seemed simply to pass through the body in a hurry.

The secretion of TSH can, as a result, be abnormally high and the thyroid kept needlessly, and even harmfully, overactive.

He was apparently about thirty years old, with a sallow, olive complexion and fairly good features, but an abnormally high forehead.

And withal they saw men all armed coming from out the High House, who went down to the Bridge and abode there.

FMT attracted the attention of the endocrine barons of Abraxas, and the whole story shifted into a higher gear.

Soul towards the higher, the agent, and except in so far as the conjunction is absolutely necessary, to sever the agent from the instrument, the body, so that it need not forever have its Act upon or through this inferior.

Grounders never got used to the fact that in orbit, you decelerated by firing your rockets to move into a higher, slower orbit, and accelerated by using your retros to drop into a lower, faster orbit.

She was trapped without a ship or a radio aboard an asteroid that was accelerating smoothly to absurdly high velocities by means she could not understand.

Cofort rose and made to follow, her graceful form showing no sign of the high acceleration, but when she paused to glance back, Jellico gave in to impulse and stayed her with a gesture.

In high school, one of my all-time favorite pranks was gaining unauthorized access to the telephone switch and changing the class of service of a fellow phone phreak.