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high water

  
  
High water is the time at which the water in a river or sea is at its highest level as a result of the tide.      n-uncount   (=high tide)  
Fishing is possible for a couple of hours either side of high water.     
    come hell or high water  
    hell  
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high

  

      adj  
1    elevated, lofty, soaring, steep, tall, towering  
2    excessive, extraordinary, extreme, great, intensified, sharp, strong  
3    arch, big-time     (informal)   chief, consequential, distinguished, eminent, exalted, important, influential, leading, major league     (informal)   notable, powerful, prominent, ruling, significant, superior  
4    arrogant, boastful, bragging, despotic, domineering, haughty, lofty, lordly, ostentatious, overbearing, proud, tyrannical, vainglorious  
5    capital, extreme, grave, important, serious  
6    boisterous, bouncy     (informal)   cheerful, elated, excited, exhilarated, exuberant, joyful, light-hearted, merry, strong, tumultuous, turbulent  
7      (informal)   delirious, euphoric, freaked out     (informal)   hyped up     (slang)   inebriated, intoxicated, on a trip     (informal)   spaced out     (slang)   stoned     (slang)   tripping     (informal)   turned on     (slang)   zonked     (slang)  
8    costly, dear, exorbitant, expensive, high-priced, steep     (informal)   stiff  
9    acute, high-pitched, penetrating, piercing, piping, sharp, shrill, soprano, strident, treble  
10    extravagant, grand, lavish, luxurious, rich  
11    gamey, niffy     (Brit. slang)   pongy     (Brit. informal)   strong-flavoured, tainted, whiffy     (Brit. slang)  
12    high and dry      abandoned, bereft, destitute, helpless, stranded  
13    high and low      all over, everywhere, exhaustively, far and wide, in every nook and cranny  
14    high and mighty        (informal)   arrogant, cavalier, conceited, disdainful, haughty, imperious, overbearing, self-important, snobbish, stuck-up     (informal)   superior  
      adv  
15    aloft, at great height, far up, way up  
      n  
16    apex, crest, height, peak, record level, summit, top  
17      (informal)   delirium, ecstasy, euphoria, intoxication, trip     (informal)  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    dwarfed, low, short, stunted  
2    average, low, mild, moderate, reduced, restrained, routine, suppressed  
3    average, common, degraded, ignoble, inconsequential, insignificant, low, lowly, low-ranking, menial, routine, secondary, undistinguished, unimportant  
6    angry, dejected, depressed, gloomy, low, melancholy, sad  
9    alto, bass, deep, gruff, low, low-pitched  


high-class     
A1 or A-one     (informal)   choice, classy     (slang)   elite, exclusive, first-rate, high-quality, high-toned, posh     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   ritzy     (slang)   select, superior, swish     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   tip-top, top-drawer, top-flight, tops     (slang)   U     (Brit. informal)   up-market, upper-class  
  
Antonyms     
   cheap, cheapo     (informal)   common, inferior, mediocre, ordinary, run-of-the-mill  
high-flown     
elaborate, exaggerated, extravagant, florid, grandiose, high-falutin     (informal)   inflated, lofty, magniloquent, overblown, pretentious  
  
Antonyms     
   down-to-earth, moderate, modest, practical, pragmatic, realistic, reasonable, restrained, sensible, simple, straightforward, unpretentious  
high-handed     
arbitrary, autocratic, bossy     (informal)   despotic, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, inconsiderate, oppressive, overbearing, peremptory, self-willed, tyrannical, wilful  
high jinks     
fun and games, horseplay, jollity, junketing, merrymaking, revelry, skylarking     (informal)   sport, spree  
high-minded     
elevated, ethical, fair, good, honourable, idealistic, magnanimous, moral, noble, principled, pure, righteous, upright, virtuous, worthy  
  
Antonyms     
   dishonest, dishonourable, unethical, unfair  
high-mindedness     
integrity, probity, rectitude, scrupulousness, uprightness  
high-powered     
aggressive, driving, dynamic, effective, energetic, enterprising, fast-track, forceful, go-ahead, go-getting     (informal)   highly capable, high-octane     (informal)   vigorous  
high-pressure        (of salesmanship)  
aggressive, bludgeoning, coercive, compelling, forceful, high-powered, importunate, insistent, intensive, in-your-face     (slang)   persistent, persuasive, pushy     (informal)  
high-priced     
costly, dear, excessive, exorbitant, expensive, extortionate, high, steep     (informal)   stiff, unreasonable  
high-sounding     
affected, artificial, bombastic, extravagant, flamboyant, florid, grandiloquent, grandiose, high-flown, imposing, magniloquent, ostentatious, overblown, pompous, pretentious, stilted, strained  
high-speed     
brisk, express, fast, hotted-up     (informal)   quick, rapid, souped-up     (informal)   streamlined, swift  
high-spirited     
alive and kicking, animated, boisterous, bold, bouncy, daring, dashing, ebullient, effervescent, energetic, exuberant, frolicsome, full of beans     (informal)   full of life, fun-loving, gallant, lively, mettlesome, sparky, spirited, spunky     (informal)   vibrant, vital, vivacious  
high spirits     
abandon, boisterousness, exhilaration, exuberance, good cheer, hilarity, joie de vivre, rare good humour  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adv.
comfortably; extravagantly
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
A paved footpath on water, marsh etc.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
an urban photography trend consisting in taking the pics from the top (and usually the edge) of high buildings
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
n.
a form of workout based on the usage of high heels
also called legwork
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
n.
A pipe that carries water and pollutants after being used in houses and businesses.
n.
a leaky tap that tends to spray water over ones trousers whenever used.
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
n.
1) a boat or ship or such vessels collectively 2) skill in handling boats or in water sports
n.
purple dye sprayed by a police water cannon to mark the demonstrators for arrest. The purple substance was dubbed 'purple rain' by the press after an anti-apartheid protest held in Cape Town on September 2, 1989.
n.
series of concentric, expanding circles caused by ripples in water from a central point
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
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