high

high
I 1. [haɪ]
aggettivo
1) (tall) [building, wall, table, forehead, cheekbones] alto

it is 50 cm high — è alto 50 cm

I've known him since he was so high — lo conosco da quando era piccolo o da quando era alto così

2) (far from the ground) [shelf, ceiling, cloud] alto

at high tide — con l'alta marea

how high (up) are we? — (on top of building) quanto siamo alti? (on plane, mountain) a che altezza siamo?

3) (numerically large) [number, price, frequency] alto, elevato; [ratio, volume] alto; [wind] forte

at high speed — ad alta velocità

to have a high temperature — avere la febbre alta

high in — ricco di [fat, iron]

4) (great) [degree, risk] alto, elevato; [hope, expectation] grande

cook on a high heat — cuocere a fuoco vivo

to have a high colour — avere un colorito acceso

a moment of high drama — un momento di forte drammaticità

in high summer — in piena estate

feelings are running high — gli animi si stanno infiammando

5) (important) [quality, rank] alto; [standard] elevato

I have it on the highest authority — l'ho saputo da persone molto in alto

to have friends in high places — avere amici influenti

to be high up — stare in alto

to go on to higher things — fare cose più importanti

6) (noble) [principle] alto, elevato; [ideal] grande, nobile
7) (acute) [pitch, sound, note] alto, acuto; [voice] acuto
8) gastr. [game] frollato
9) colloq. (euphoric) (on drug) sballato; (happy) su di giri

to be high on — essere sovreccitato per [drug]

to get high — sballare

2.
avverbio
1) (to a great height) [climb, throw] in alto; [jump] alto, in alto

higher up — più in alto

to climb higher and higher — [person, animal] salire sempre più in alto; fig. [figures, unemployment] aumentare sempre di più

don't go any higher than Ј 5,000 — non andare oltre o non superare le 5.000 sterline

2) (at a high level) [set, turn on] alto

to turn sth. up high — alzare qcs

3) mus. [sing, play] in una tonalità alta
••

it's high time that sb. did — è proprio ora che qcn. faccia

to hold one's head (up) high — tenere la testa alta

to search high and low for sth. — cercare qcs. in lungo e in largo, per mari e per monti

II [haɪ]
nome
1) (livello) massimo m., picco m.

an all-time high — un massimo assoluto

to reach a new high — raggiungere un nuovo picco

2) colloq. (euphoric feeling)

to give sb. a high — [drug] fare sballare qcn.; [success] dare alla testa a qcn.

to be on a high — essere su di giri o eccitatissimo

3) AE colloq. scol. scuola f. (media) superiore
4)

from on high — dall'alto; relig. dal Cielo

* * *
1. adjective
1) (at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc: a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.) alto
2) (having a particular height: This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.) di altezza
3) (great; large; considerable: The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.) alto
4) (most important; very important: the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.) principale, maggiore, alto
5) (noble; good: high ideals.) alto
6) ((of a wind) strong: The wind is high tonight.) forte
7) ((of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range: a high note.) alto
8) ((of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's): He still speaks in a high voice.) alto
9) ((of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.) passato, andato a male
10) (having great value: Aces and kings are high cards.) alto
2. adverb
(at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc: The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.) alto
- highness
- high-chair
- high-class
- higher education
- high fidelity
- high-handed
- high-handedly
- high-handedness
- high jump
- highlands
- high-level
- highlight
3. verb
(to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).) dar rilievo a, mettere in evidenza
- high-minded
- high-mindedness
- high-pitched
- high-powered
- high-rise
- highroad
- high school
- high-spirited
- high spirits
- high street
- high-tech
4. adjective
((also hi-tech): high-tech industries.) (ad alto contenuto tecnologico)
- high treason
- high water
- highway
- Highway Code
- highwayman
- high wire
- high and dry
- high and low
- high and mighty
- the high seas
- it is high time
* * *
I 1. [haɪ]
aggettivo
1) (tall) [building, wall, table, forehead, cheekbones] alto

it is 50 cm high — è alto 50 cm

I've known him since he was so high — lo conosco da quando era piccolo o da quando era alto così

2) (far from the ground) [shelf, ceiling, cloud] alto

at high tide — con l'alta marea

how high (up) are we? — (on top of building) quanto siamo alti? (on plane, mountain) a che altezza siamo?

3) (numerically large) [number, price, frequency] alto, elevato; [ratio, volume] alto; [wind] forte

at high speed — ad alta velocità

to have a high temperature — avere la febbre alta

high in — ricco di [fat, iron]

4) (great) [degree, risk] alto, elevato; [hope, expectation] grande

cook on a high heat — cuocere a fuoco vivo

to have a high colour — avere un colorito acceso

a moment of high drama — un momento di forte drammaticità

in high summer — in piena estate

feelings are running high — gli animi si stanno infiammando

5) (important) [quality, rank] alto; [standard] elevato

I have it on the highest authority — l'ho saputo da persone molto in alto

to have friends in high places — avere amici influenti

to be high up — stare in alto

to go on to higher things — fare cose più importanti

6) (noble) [principle] alto, elevato; [ideal] grande, nobile
7) (acute) [pitch, sound, note] alto, acuto; [voice] acuto
8) gastr. [game] frollato
9) colloq. (euphoric) (on drug) sballato; (happy) su di giri

to be high on — essere sovreccitato per [drug]

to get high — sballare

2.
avverbio
1) (to a great height) [climb, throw] in alto; [jump] alto, in alto

higher up — più in alto

to climb higher and higher — [person, animal] salire sempre più in alto; fig. [figures, unemployment] aumentare sempre di più

don't go any higher than Ј 5,000 — non andare oltre o non superare le 5.000 sterline

2) (at a high level) [set, turn on] alto

to turn sth. up high — alzare qcs

3) mus. [sing, play] in una tonalità alta
••

it's high time that sb. did — è proprio ora che qcn. faccia

to hold one's head (up) high — tenere la testa alta

to search high and low for sth. — cercare qcs. in lungo e in largo, per mari e per monti

II [haɪ]
nome
1) (livello) massimo m., picco m.

an all-time high — un massimo assoluto

to reach a new high — raggiungere un nuovo picco

2) colloq. (euphoric feeling)

to give sb. a high — [drug] fare sballare qcn.; [success] dare alla testa a qcn.

to be on a high — essere su di giri o eccitatissimo

3) AE colloq. scol. scuola f. (media) superiore
4)

from on high — dall'alto; relig. dal Cielo


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