Highness

Definitions

  • the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n highness a high degree (of amount or force etc.) "responsible for the highness of the rates"
    • n highness the quality of being high or lofty
    • n Highness (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"She was just high enough, and could light the lamps." "She was just high enough, and could light the lamps."
"Seven miles high!" "Seven miles high!"
High Street, Guildford High Street, Guildford
Farnham Castle from the High Street Farnham Castle from the High Street
His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, K.B His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, K.B
He talked proud and high learnt about 'em He talked proud and high learnt about 'em
The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street The "Moonfaced" Clock in High Street
In High Street: Rochester In High Street: Rochester

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Incas used to create pots in the shape of peanuts that were highly prized
    • Highness A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness .
    • Highness The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The tallest tree recorded is located in Humboldt Redwoods State Park, California. It is a coast redwood and has been measured at 117 metres high
    • n highness The state of being high, in any of the senses of that word.
    • n highness A title of honor given to princes of the blood; also, in some German states, a title given to the reigning dukes or grand dukes and their heirs apparent: used with a possessive pronoun, his, her, your: as, his royal highness; her imperial highness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Penguins can jump as high as 6 feet in the air
    • n Highness the state of being high: dignity of rank: a title of honour given to princes
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Quotations

  • H. W. Dresses
    H. W. Dresses
    “Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.”
  • John F. Kennedy
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    “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.”
  • Bo Jackson
    Bo Jackson
    “Set your goals high and don't stop until you get there.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “With high hope for the future, no prediction is ventured.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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    “One that does not think to highly of himself is more than he thinks.”
  • Placido Domingo
    Placido Domingo
    “The high note is not the only thing.”

Idioms

A lost ball in the high weeds - A lost ball in the high weeds is someone who does not know what they are doing, where they are or how to do something.
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Come hell or high water - If someone says they'll do something come hell or high water, they mean that nothing will stop them, no matter what happens.
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High and dry - If you are left high and dry, you are left alone and given no help at all when you need it.
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High and low - If you search high and low, you look everywhere for something or someone.
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High and mighty - The high and mighty are the people with authority and power. If a person is high and mighty, they behave in a superior and condescending way.
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High as a kite - If someone's as high as a kite, it means they have had too much to drink or are under the influence of drugs.
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High on the hog - To live in great comfort with lots of money.
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High-handed - If someone is high-handed, they behave arrogantly and pompously.
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High-wire act - A high-wire act is a dangerous or risky strategy, plan, task, etc.
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In high gear - (USA) If something is in high gear, it is in a quick-paced mode. If someone is in high gear, they are feverishly on the fast track.
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In high spirits - If someone is in high spirits, they are in a very good mood or feeling confident about something.
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Knee-high to a grasshopper - If something happened when you were knee-high to a grasshopper, it happened when you were a very young child.
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Live high off the hog - If you are living high off the hog, you are living lavishly.
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Moral high ground - If people have/take/claim/seize, etc, the moral high ground, they claim that their arguments, beliefs, etc, are morally superior to those being put forward by other people.
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On your high horse - When someone is on their high horse, they are being inflexible, arrogant and will not make any compromises.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. heáhnes,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héah; Goth. hauhs, Ice. hár, Ger. hoch.

Usage

In literature:

Nearly one hundred students were graduates under him in high school.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
They are 75 feet high.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
Has your highness ever had the time to go to Mecca, and is not your highness to go to Heaven?
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
The leaves are rush-like, about eighteen inches high, a little rough, and sharply pointed.
"The Field and Garden Vegetables of America" by Fearing Burr
The high school boy and the high school girl are being made the subjects of close, careful, scientific study.
"On the Firing Line in Education" by Adoniram Judson Ladd
Tom's last letter had spoken of the growing scarcity; flour so high, sugar so high.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Some high columns could be seen, which appeared to have formed part of a high tower.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Farther down it was on the left side that the river had high banks, some 60 ft. high.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Still, for all her high courage, as the truth came home to her, her spirit began to falter for the second time.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
The labourers, or "helps," as they style themselves, are paid high wages, and are not to be relied on.
"Travels in North America, From Modern Writers" by William Bingley
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In poetry:

Once high they sat, and high o’er earthly shows
With sacrificial dance and song were greeted.
Once… long ago. But now, the story goes,
The gods are dead.
"The Gods Are Dead" by William Ernest Henley
When hopes ran high the world was true
We thought that friends could never lie—
There have been bitter truths for you
And me, since days when hopes ran high.
"When Hopes Ran High" by Henry Lawson
High birds soared high to hover;
Thick leaves close clung to slip;
Wild rose and snowy clover
Were warm for winds to dip,
And one ungentle lover,
A bee with robber lip.
"The Hollow" by Madison Julius Cawein
His other brothers, proud and high,
Masters, who, in prosperity,
Might rival kings;
Who made the bravest and the best
The bondsmen of their high behest,
Their underlings;
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
On the roof-garden floor alone
I wait for ages on my own
High, high above the crowds.
O let them rage and let them ring,
For I am out of everything,
Alone among the clouds.
"The Lift Man" by Sir John Betjeman
And what of those great men on high
Who said this thing should be?
What of the Law's high officers
Who voiced the brute decree?
Shall such ones not become the mark
For scornful obloquy?
"The Age of Reason" by C J Dennis

In news:

Daniel Muñoz, of Mayfield High School, keeps the ball away from Eastlake High School's Josh Lom on Tuesday at MHS.
Highly regarded New York City high school football player Ebenezer Ogundeko told the New York Post that Syracuse University and Florida are at the top of his list of potential colleges.
It was a high school hockey game at an arena in a town where there has been high school hockey for more than 30 years.
Pine Bluff High School visits North Little Rock High School for a major.
It is almost incomprehensible for any high school team to score 81 points in a high school football game, but the Linton-Stockton Miners did it in a 61-point victory over North Daviess Friday night at Roy Williams Field.
MTS and M2TS are each file extensions for the high definition digital video camera recorder format, AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition).
The Texans head to Mile High Stadium (well technically Sports Authority Field at Mile High) this Sunday to take on Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
The labels range from moderate/low Risk areas, to high-risk areas, to coastal high-risk areas.
Some sit high off the road, so high that the driver can't see what's behind.
In 2010, less than 30 percent of students at Richwood High School were proficient in reading and math -- ranking it as one of the lowest achieving high schools in West Virginia.
A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. Molokai High School / Grade 12.
Investigation: High Vehicle Towing, Storage Fees Leave Residents High and Dry .
From High Finance to High Art .
High Society High Anxiety.
Two recent openings in London's southwestern enclaves prove that high style doesn't have to come at a high price.
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In science:

Cluster remnants can form highly hierarchical high-order multiple systems.
Limits on the primordial stellar multiplicity
We note that the 2MRS value for the linear bias is somewhat lower than expected considering that the 2MRS has a high proportion of early type galaxies which are known to reside mostly in high density regions (e.g.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
Some of the high-Z results are important also for high-accuracy low-Z physics.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
The transitions under study were between n = 30 and n = 27 for high l and because of such high values of n and l the levels were not very sensitive to the QED effects and thus the derived value of the Rydberg constant is ‘Lamb-shift-free’.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
As a result, in contrast to hydrogen, the interpretation of the measurements of the 1S − 2S interval does not crucially involve knowledge of the Rydberg constant with high accuracy. A study of the hyperfine interval does not require a value of the fine structure constant α with high accuracy as it is in muonium.
Precision physics of simple atoms: QED tests, nuclear structure and fundamental constants
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