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high

adjective
adverb
noun
phrases
adjective
1 adjective tallard adj1  c m uthere was a high wall around the house bhí balla ard thart ar an teachit's too high tá sé ró-ardwhich one is the highest? cé acu ceann is airde?it's 50m high tá sé 50m ar airde how high is that cliff? cé chomh hard agus atá an aill sin?, cén airde an aill sin? 2 adjective far above the groundard adj1  c m ushe kept it on a high shelf choimeád sí ar sheilf ard é
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3 adjective river etcard adj1  c m uthe water's high in the lake tá an t-uisce ard san abhainnthe river's high tá tuile san abhainn 4 adjective level, number, price, etcard adj1  c m uan- pref  c m uthe fee is too high tá an táille ró-ardthere is high demand for tickets tá ardráchairt ar thicéid, tá an-tóir ar thicéidat high speed ar ardluasa high mortality rate ráta báis ard 5 adjective in particular substancethis food is high in salt tá cuid mhór salainn sa bhia seo, tá a lán salainn sa bhia seoit's low in vitamins and high in fat tá sé ar bheagán vitimíní agus ar mhórán sailleit's too high in iron tá an iomarca iarainn ann 6 adjective value, ratingard- prefscoth  c m uan-  c m uthe standard of music was very high bhí ardchaighdeán ceoil ann, bhí scoth an cheoil annhe holds her in high esteem tá ardmheas aige uirthi, tá an-mheas aige uirthishe got the highest mark in her class fuair sí an marc is airde ina rang 7 adjective in order of importance, rankard adj1  c m uhe has a high position in the company tá post ard aige sa chomhlachtit was being discussed at the highest levels bhí sé á phlé ag na leibhéil is airdeshe has a high profile tá próifíl ard aicithis will be a high priority déanfar ardtosaíocht de seotourism is high on their agenda tá an turasóireacht go hard ar a gclár oibreshe was high up in management bhí sí sinsearach go maith i measc na mbainisteoirí 8 adjective literary or humorous elevateduasal adj1  c m umórga adj3  c m uhe was a man of high principles fear prionsabálta a bhí annthe poem took me to a higher plane d'ardaigh an dán seo mo chroí 9 adjective MUS in pitchard adj1  c m uI can't play the high notes níl mé in ann na nótaí arda a sheinm 10 adjective positive, happy, hopefulteam morale is high tá meanma na foirne ardwe had high hopes as we left bhíomar an-dóchasach agus muid ag imeachteveryone was in the highest of spirits bhí ardghiúmar ar chách, bhí gach duine ar bharr na gaoithe 11 adjective at its most intenseard- prefmór- prefthe world of high politics domhan na hardpholaitíochtathere are moments of high tension bíonn ardteannas ann in amanna 12 adjective informal under effect of drugs, alcoholar na ribíbailithe  c m uas do mheabhair  c m uas do chiallhe was high on cocaine bhí sé ar na ribí ag an gcócaon high as a kite ar na ribí amach is amach 13 adjective informal very happy, excitedsceitimíní a bheith ortgliondar a bheith ort 14 adjective FOOD strong-smellingthat cheese smells a little high tá boladh cineál láidir ar an gcáis sin
adverb
15 adverb in/into a high positiongo hard  c m uin airde  c m uthe kite flew high d'eitil an eitleog go hardthe balloon rose high into the sky d'éirigh an balún in airde sa spéirthe ball went high over the bar chuaigh an liathróid go hard thar an trasnányou'll have to jump higher beidh ort léim níos airde up high thuas go hard, in airdeshe hung the picture up high chroch sí an pictiúr thuas go hard 16 adverb at/to high amount, levelgo hard  c m uturn the heat up high cuir an teas suas go hardturn the volume up higher ardaigh an fhuaim tuilleadh 17 adverb in/to important position, rankgo hard  c m uto rise high céim ard a bhaint amachovertime features high on their list of complaints tá ragobair go hard ar a liosta gearán 18 adverb MUS at a high pitchgo hard  c m ucan you sing any higher? an féidir leat canadh níos airde?
noun
19 noun highest levelbuaicleibhéal masc1  c m ubuaicphointe masc4  c m uwith a high of 30 degrees Celsius le buaicphointe 30 céim Celsiusunemployment is at an all-time high tá an dífhostaíocht ag an leibhéal is airde riamhinterest rates have reached a ten-year high tá na rátaí úis ag an bpointe is airde le deich mbliana 20 noun high setting'ard' masc1the microwave was on high bhí an micreathonnán ar 'ard' 21 noun feeling of excitement, happinesssceitimíní  c m uwe came out of the theatre on a high thángamar amach as an amharclann agus sceitimíní orainnwe've had our highs and lows bímid thuas seal, thíos seal 22 noun drug-inducedsiabhrán masc1  c m uhe's coming down from a high tá sé ag teacht as siabhránshe got a high from the drug chuir an druga ar na ribí í
phrases

to finish on a high note

(also

end on a high note

, finish on a high

) críochnú go buacachshe hopes to finish the season on a high note tá súil aici go mbeidh críoch bhuacach leis an séasúr

to have a high old time

informal an-spórt a bheith agatan-chraic go deo a bheith agat

high days and holidays

ócáidí speisialtalaethanta féile agus féasta

high and dry

1 out of the waterar an trá thirimar an gcladach 2 abandoned in difficult situationar an trá fholamhi sáinnsan fhaopachhe felt he had been left high and dry bhraith sé gur fágadh ar an trá fholamh é

to hold your head high

(also

to hold your head up high

, to keep your head up high

) do cheann a choinneáil in airdebheith bródúilyou can all hold your heads high níl aon chúis náire agaibh, coinnígí bhur misneach

on high

1 REL, literary in heavensna flaithisar neamhi bParthas 2 literary in high position, altitudethuas in airde 3 usually humorous people at high levelwe got guidance from on high fuaireamar treoir ó na boic mhóra

on your high horse

come down off your high horse éirigh as an bpraeitseáilbefore you get on your high horse about it sula dtosaíonn tú ag seanmóireacht faoi

it's high time

tá sé thar amis mithidIt's high time you did some studying tá sé thar am agat roinnt staidéir a dhéanamh, is mithid duit roinnt staidéir a dhéanamh

to run high

1 feelings, angerfeelings are running high on this issue táthar ag éirí tógtha faoin gceist seofeelings ran high during the debate d'éirigh an díospóireacht an-teasaí 2 at high levelbheith ardher temperature is running high again tá a teocht ard arísthe company's debts were running high bhí fiacha móra ar an gcomhlacht

to search high and low

(also

look high and low

) cuardach i ngach aon áitdóigh agus andóigh a chuardach

to stink to high heaven

it stinks to high heaven tá boladh bréan air, tá boladh lofa air

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