! Do not usehighto describe people, animals, trees, plants, and narrow things of above average height. Usetall:You're getting very tall (NOT You're getting very high).|tall buildings (NOT high buildings) ➔ see usage notebig1
in a position that is a long way, or a longer way than usual, above the ground, floor etc [≠ low]:
The apartment had spacious rooms with high ceilings.
a high shelf
The sun was already high in the sky.
High upamong the clouds, we saw the summit of Everest.
a high amount, number, or level is large, or larger than usual [≠ low]:
Temperatures remained high for the rest of the week.
Lower-paid workers often cannot afford the high cost of living in the capital.
at stink1 (1)WORD FOCUS: expensive WORD FOCUS: expensive highused about prices, rents, or charges fancyused about restaurants, cars, or clothes that look expensive poshused about hotels, restaurants, or cars that look expensive and are used by rich or high-class people cost a lotalsocost a bombinformalto be very expensive be out of somebody's price rangeto be more than someone can afford to pay be a rip-offinformalto be much too expensive, so that you feel you have been cheated exorbitantexorbitant prices are much too high ➔ See alsoexpensive
Definition of high from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within the topic MEASUREMENT