Webster's Unabridged Dictionary - Letter H - Page 33

Hieroglyphist (n.) One versed in hieroglyphics.

Hierogram (n.) A form of sacred or hieratic writing.

Hierogrammatic (a.) Written in, or pertaining to, hierograms; expressive of sacred writing.

Hierogrammatist (n.) A writer of hierograms; also, one skilled in hieroglyphics.

Hierographic (a.) Alt. of Hierographical

Hierographical (a.) Of or pertaining to sacred writing.

Hierography (n.) Sacred writing.

Hierolatry (n.) The worship of saints or sacred things.

Hierologic (a.) Alt. of Hierological

Hierological (a.) Pertaining to hierology.

Hierologist (n.) One versed in, or whostudies, hierology.

Hierology (n.) A treatise on sacred things; especially, the science which treats of the ancient writings and inscriptions of the Egyptians, or a treatise on that science.

Hieromancy (n.) Divination by observing the objects offered in sacrifice.

Hiermartyr (n.) A priest who becomes a martyr.

Hieromnemon (n.) The sacred secretary or recorder sent by each state belonging to the Amphictyonic Council, along with the deputy or minister.

Hieromnemon (n.) A magistrate who had charge of religious matters, as at Byzantium.

Hieron (n.) A consecrated place; esp., a temple.

Hieronymite (n.) See Jeronymite.

Hierophant (n.) The presiding priest who initiated candidates at the Eleusinian mysteries; hence, one who teaches the mysteries and duties of religion.

Hierophantic (a.) Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.

Hieroscopy (n.) Divination by inspection of entrails of victims offered in sacrifice.

-cae (pl. ) of Hierotheca

Hierotheca (n.) A receptacle for sacred objects.

Hierourgy (n.) A sacred or holy work or worship.

Hifalutin (n.) See Highfaluting.

Higgled (imp. & p. p.) of Higgle

Higgling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Higgle

Higgle (v. i.) To hawk or peddle provisions.

Higgle (v. i.) To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle.

Higgledy-piggledy (adv.) In confusion; topsy-turvy.

Higgler (n.) One who higgles.

High (v. i.) To hie.

High (superl.) Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

High (superl.) Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior; -- used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection

High (superl.) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preeminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives.

High (superl.) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

High (superl.) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

High (superl.) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions.

High (superl.) Very abstract; difficult to comprehend or surmount; grand; noble.

High (superl.) Costly; dear in price; extravagant; as, to hold goods at a high price.

High (superl.) Arrogant; lofty; boastful; proud; ostentatious; -- used in a bad sense.

High (superl.) Possessing a characteristic quality in a supreme or superior degree; as, high (i. e., intense) heat; high (i. e., full or quite) noon; high (i. e., rich or spicy) seasoning; high (i. e., complete) pleasure; high (i. e., deep or vivid) color; high (i. e., extensive, thorough) scholarship, etc.

High (superl.) Strong-scented; slightly tainted; as, epicures do not cook game before it is high.

High (superl.) Acute or sharp; -- opposed to grave or low; as, a high note.

High (superl.) Made with a high position of some part of the tongue in relation to the palate, as / (/ve), / (f/d). See Guide to Pronunciation, // 10, 11.

High (adv.) In a high manner; in a high place; to a great altitude; to a great degree; largely; in a superior manner; eminently; powerfully.

High (n.) An elevated place; a superior region; a height; the sky; heaven.

High (n.) People of rank or high station; as, high and low.

High (n.) The highest card dealt or drawn.

High (v. i.) To rise; as, the sun higheth.

Highbinder (n.) A ruffian; one who hounds, or spies upon, another; app. esp. to the members of certain alleged societies among the Chinese.

High-blown (a.) Inflated, as with conceit.

Highborn (a.) Of noble birth.

High-bred (a.) Bred in high life; of pure blood.

High-built (a.) Of lofty structure; tall.

High-church (a.) Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.

High-churchism (n.) The principles of the high-church party.

-men (pl. ) of High-churchman

High-churchman (n.) One who holds high-church principles.

High-churchman-ship (n.) The state of being a high-churchman.

High-colored (a.) Having a strong, deep, or glaring color; flushed.

High-colored (a.) Vivid; strong or forcible in representation; hence, exaggerated; as, high-colored description.

High-embowed (a.) Having lofty arches.

Highering (a.) Rising higher; ascending.

Highfaluting (n.) High-flown, bombastic language.

High-fed (a.) Pampered; fed luxuriously.

High-finished (a.) Finished with great care; polished.

Highflier (n.) One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners.

High-flown (a.) Elevated; proud.

High-flown (a.) Turgid; extravagant; bombastic; inflated; as, high-flown language.

High-flushed (a.) Elated.

Highflying (a.) Extravagant in opinions or ambition.

High-go (n.) A spree; a revel.

High-handed (a.) Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent; as, a high-handed act.

High-hearted (a.) Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled.

High-hoe (n.) The European green woodpecker or yaffle.

High-holder (n.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole.

Highland (n.) Elevated or mountainous land; (often in the pl.) an elevated region or country; as, the Highlands of Scotland.

Highlander (n.) An inhabitant of highlands, especially of the Highlands of Scotland.

Highlandry (n.) Highlanders, collectively.

High-low (n.) A laced boot, ankle high.

Highly (adv.) In a high manner, or to a high degree; very much; as, highly esteemed.

Highmen (n. pl.) Loaded dice so contrived as to turn up high numbers.

High-mettled (a.) Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire; as, a high-mettled steed.

High-minded (a.) Proud; arrogant.

High-minded (a.) Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.

High-mindedness (n.) The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.

Highmost (a.) Highest.

Highness (n.) The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.

Highness (n.) A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness.

High-palmed (a.) Having high antlers; bearing full-grown antlers aloft.

High-pressure (a.) Having or involving a pressure greatly exceeding that of the atmosphere; -- said of steam, air, water, etc., and of steam, air, or hydraulic engines, water wheels, etc.

High-pressure (a.) Fig.: Urgent; intense; as, a high-pressure business or social life.

High priest () A chief priest; esp., the head of the Jewish priesthood.

High-priesthood (n.) The office, dignity, or position of a high priest.

High-priestship (n.) High-priesthood.

High-principled (a.) Possessed of noble or honorable principles.

High-proof (a.) Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic; as, high-proof spirits.

High-proof (a.) So as to stand any test.

High-raised (a.) Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.

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