- enPR: hī, IPA: /haɪ/, X-SAMPA: /haI/
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- Rhymes: -aɪ
- Homophones: hi, hie
Etymology 1 
From Middle English hiȝe, huȝe, huiȝe, huie, hige, from Old English hyġe (“thought, mind, heart, disposition, intention, courage, pride”), from Proto-Germanic *hugiz (“mind, sense”), of unknown origin. Cognate with North Frisian huwggje (“mind, sense”), Middle Low German höge, hoge (“thought, meaning, mood, happiness”), Middle High German hüge, huge, hoge (“mind, spirit, memory”), Danish hu (“mind”), Swedish håg (“mind, inclination”), Icelandic hugur (“mind”). Related to Hugh.
high (plural highs)
Etymology 2 
From Middle English high, heigh, heih, from Old English hēah (“high, tall, lofty, high-class, exalted, sublime, illustrious, important, proud, haughty, deep, right”), from Proto-Germanic *hauhaz (“high”), from Proto-Indo-European *kewk- (“to bend, curve, arch, vault”), a suffixed form of *kew-. Cognate with Scots heich (“high”), Eastern Frisian hag (“high”), West Frisian heech (“high”), Dutch hoog (“high”), Low German hog (“high”), German hoch (“high”), Swedish hög (“high”), Icelandic hár (“high”), Lithuanian kaukas (“bump, boil, sore”), Russian куча (kúcha, “pile, heap, stack, lump”).
Alternative forms 
- hi (informal)
- Being elevated in position or status, a state of being above many things.
- Tall, lofty, at a great distance above the ground (at high altitude).
- (figuratively) Noble, especially of motives, intentions, etc.
- (slang) Under the influence of a mood-affecting drug or (less common) alcohol.
- Of a quantity or value, great or large.
- My bank charges me a high interest rate.
- (acoustics) Of greater frequency, i.e. with more rapid wave oscillations.
- The note was too high for her to sing.
- (of a body of water) With tall waves.
- (of meat, especially venison) Decomposing, rotting (to an extent which is desired by some).
- The tailor liked his meat high.
Derived terms 
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See also 
- In or to an elevated position.
- How high above land did you fly?
- In or at a great value.
- Costs have grown higher this year again.
- In a pitch of great frequency.
- I certainly can't sing that high.
Usage notes 
- The adverb high and the adverb highly shouldn't be mistaken.
- He hung the picture high on the wall.
- As a politician, he isn't esteemed too highly.
high (plural highs)
- A period of euphoria, from excitement or from an intake of drugs
- That pill gave me a high for a few hours, before I had a comedown
- 2013, Daniel Taylor, Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic climbs highest to sink Benfica (in The Guardian, 15 May 2013)
- They will have to reflect on a seventh successive defeat in a European final while Chelsea try to make sense of an eccentric season rife with controversy and bad feeling but once again one finishing on an exhilarating high.
- (informal) A large area of elevated atmospheric pressure; an anticyclone.
- The maximum atmospheric temperature recorded at a particular location, especially during one 24-hour period.