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high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (tall)  (misura)alto agg
 That wall is eight feet high.
 Il muro è alto otto piedi.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (having height)  (qualità)alto agg
 It is a high wall.
 È un muro alto.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (culminating)più alto agg
 The stock reached its high point last July.
 Le azioni hanno raggiunto il loro punto più alto lo scorso luglio.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (volume)  (volume alto, suono acuto)alto, acuto agg
   (volume)forte agg
 The music is too high. Turn it down!
 La musica è troppo alta. Abbassala!
high nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (setting)  (temperatura)alto agg
 Put the heat on high so we can warm up faster.
 Metti il riscaldamento ad alta temperatura così ci scaldiamo prima.
 
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high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (quality)  (qualità)alto, elevato agg
 CDs have very high quality recordings.
 I compact disc hanno una qualità di registrazione molto alta.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (quantity)  (numerico)alto, elevato agg
 The number of rats in this city is very high.
 Il numero di topi in questa città è molto alto.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (price: expensive)  (prezzi cari)alto agg
   (prezzi)caro, costoso agg
 The price is too high, don't you think?
 Il prezzo è troppo alto non pensi?
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (lofty)alto, elevato, ambizioso, grandioso agg
 He has high goals for his dictionary project.
 Ha obiettivi alti per il suo progetto di dizionario.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (important)  (grado gerarchico)alto agg
  importante agg
 People usually did what the high official wanted.
 Le persone di solito facevano quello che voleva l'alto ufficiale.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (wind: strong)intenso, forte agg
 The high winds blew over the tent.
 I forti venti soffiavano sulla tenda.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (fever: elevated)alto agg
 Her fever was high - over a hundred and three degrees Fahrenheit.
 La sua febbre era alta. Più di 103 gradi Fahreneit.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sports: over)  (sport, calcio)alto agg
 The kick was high and went over the goal.
 Il lancio era alto ed è finito dietro la porta.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (advanced)alto, avanzato agg
 He communicated easily because of his high level of Spanish.
 Comunicava facilmente grazie al livello alto del suo spagnolo.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (music: above desired pitch)  (suono)alto, acuto agg
 That note was high. You should tune the piano.
 Quella nota era troppo alta. Devi accordare il pianoforte.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (principal)alto, maggiore agg
 He was the High Commissioner of Jamaica.
 Era l'Alto Commissario della Giamaica.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (grave, serious)  (grave)alto agg
 The traitor was convicted of high treason.
 Il traditore è stato accusato di alto tradimento.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (merry)euforico agg
 They were all in high spirits because the exams were over.
 Erano tutti euforici perché gli esami erano finiti.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (extravagant)  (vivere al massimo)bella vita nf
   (familiare, vivere nell'agiatezza)da nababbo avv
 After winning the lottery, they lived the high life till they ran out of money.
 Dopo aver vinto la lotteria hanno fatto la bella vita finché non hanno finito i soldi.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK colloquial (intoxicated)euforico, eccitato, inebriato agg
   (colloquiale)alle stelle loc agg
 This music makes me feel really high.
 La musica mi fa sentire davvero euforico.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial, figurative (on drugs)  (di droga, colloquiale)fumato agg
   (sotto l'effetto di droghe)fatto, sballato agg
 He was high on marijuana at the time and didn't notice anything.
 Era fumato di marjuana in quel momento e non ha notato niente.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (remote)  (di terre)lontano, remoto, interno agg
  alto, elevato agg
 I often used to walk on the high plains.
 Spesso camminavo sull'altopiano.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of extreme opinions)estremo agg
 He holds high right-wing views.
 Ha delle vedute di estrema destra.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (automotive: performance)  (elevata efficienza, energia considerevole)alto agg
 This is a really high performance car.
 Questa è un'automobile ad alta prestazione.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (gear ratio)  (elevata potenza del rapporto)potenziato agg
 Many sports cars are geared high to make them faster.
 Molte macchine sportive sono potenziate per renderle più veloci.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (baseball: pitch above the chest)alto agg
 The high pitch was above the strike zone.
 Il tiro alto era al di sopra dell'area di strike.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (cards)  (di valore)alto agg
  di valore alto
 When we play, ace is high.
 Quando giochiamo, l'asso è la carta più alta.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a high level)  (in un punto o posto alto)in alto agg
 They hiked high in the mountains.
 Hanno fatto un'escursione in alta montagna.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (with a high rank)  (di grado militare)in alto avv
 He rose high in the ranks of the army.
 È salito in alto nei ranghi dell'esercito.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a high price)a caro prezzo avv
 Unfortunately, she bought high, and then the stock went down.
 Sfortunatamente le ha comprate a caro prezzo, e poi le azioni sono scese.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to a high degree)alto agg
 Her fever ran high for three days before she recovered.
 La febbre le è salita alta per tre giorni prima di ricoverarsi.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (extravagantly)  (nella ricchezza)nell'agiatezza prep + nf
  alto tenore agg + nm
 They lived high while in Brazil because everything was so cheap there.
 Vivevano nell'agiatezza quando stavano in Brasile perché lì tutto era così economico.
 Avevano un alto tenore di vita quando erano in Brasile perché tutto era così economico.
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (stranded)  (idiomatica)appiedato agg
 The car ran out of fuel, and they were left high and dry, far from town.
 La benzina era finita e loro sono rimasti appiedati, lontano dalla città.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
a high su di giri
ace-high una mano senza coppie ma con un asso
aim high v literal (try to hit a high target)mirare alto
 You have to aim high when you shoot baskets.
aim high v figurative (aspire to do well)puntare in alto
 He'll have to aim high if you want to get grades that are good enough to do Medicine at university.
at a high price ad alto prezzo
be high v slang (be under the influence of drugs)  (informale)essere sballato vi
be high v (be elevated, high up)essere in alto vi
be high v (be of large amount or number)  (quantità)essere molto alto vi
career high nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (greatest work achievement)apice della carriera nm
come hell or high water advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (whatever the difficulties, whatever happens)succeda quel che succeda
 Come hell or high water, I am going to finish this marathon.
 Succeda quel che succeda, domani vengo a trovarti.
  accada quel che accada, sia quel che sia
 Accada quel che accada, io vado avanti per la mia strada.
fly high volare ad alta quota; mirare alto; essere ambizioso
from on high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from God)dall'alto dei cieli avv
 A great rumbling came from on high, and the sea began to part.
 Un forte tuono venne dall'alto dei cieli e il mare iniziò a dividersi.
get high viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (be intoxicated by drugs)  (drogandosi)sballare, andare su di giri vi
get high on [sth] vi + adj figurative, slang (on drugs)  (colloquiale: droghe)farsi di qlcs v rif
get high on ubriacarsi di; essere sotto l'effetto di
get high on [sth]   (droghe)farsi di qcs
get high on [sth]   (generico)inebriarsi di qcs
get off your high horse v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (stop acting morally superior)  (idiomatico)scendere dal piedistallo vi
head-high a testa alta
high above advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (way up in the air)in alto avv
high above preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (much higher than)più in alto di prep
high altar altar maggiore
high and dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: abandoned)piantare in asso vtr
 We were supposed to be married at 2:00 but he never showed up at the church and left me high and dry at the altar.
 I tuoi amici avevano promesso di aiutarci con il trasloco, ma quando il lavoro si è fatto pesante ci hanno piantato in asso e se ne sono andati al bar.
high and dry adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (ship: grounded, beached)traduzione non disponibile
 The fishing boats were left high and dry when the tide went out.
high and low advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (all over the place, everywhere)  (dovunque)per mari e per monti avv
 I searched high and low for my glasses but couldn't find them.
 Ho cercato gli occhiali per mari e per monti ed erano nella loro custodia.
high and mighty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (powerful, important)traduzione non disponibile
 Well excuse me, Mr. High and Mighty! I didn't know I needed your permission to enter my own son's room, which I pay for!
high and mighty adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (self-important, arrogant)arrogante agg
 He's been acting high and mighty since his promotion.
 Da quando è stato promosso è diventato arrogante da morire.
high as a kite   (altissimo)alto come un aquilone agg
high bar sbarra (ginnastica)
high beam luce abbagliante
high beams nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (vehicle's strongest headlights)  (automobile)abbaglianti, fari abbaglianti, proiettori abbaglianti nmpl
Nota: High beams may be infrequently used in the US, but the more common term is simply "brights."
 Make sure not to use your high beams when driving through fog.
 È vietato l'uso degli abbaglianti in presenza di altri veicoli poiché potrebbero abbagliarne i conducenti.
   (automobile, formale, non comune)proiettori di profondità nmpl
high birth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (nobility, noble lineage)di alto lignaggio, di nobile nascita agg
 Until quite recently a high birth would bestow one with many elite privileges, though not always great wealth.
high blood pressure nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (medicine: hypertension)ipertensione nf
 Exercise and diet are the best way to control high blood pressure.
   (medicina)pressione alta nf
 Esercizio fisico e dieta sono il modo migliore di controllare la pressione alta.
high camp eccessivo; esorbitante
high chair
highchair
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(child's tall chair)seggiolone nm
 The restaurant provided a highchair for my 3-year-old son.
 Al ristorante mi hanno dato un seggiolone per il mio bambino di 3 anni.
high church chiesa alta
high class
high-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(refined, of top quality)di classe, di alta classe, raffinato agg
high collar collo alto
high color UScolore acceso
high comedy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sophisticated form of comedy)commedia sofisticata nf
 High comedy avoids the burlesque, slapstick and representations of low-life's that are apparent in low comedy.
high command comando supremo
high commissioner nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ambassador, foreign representative)ambasciatore nm
Nota: Ambasciatore è il grado più alto tra i diplomatici che rappresentano un paese.
 I need a letter from the High Commissioner in order to apply for residency.
 Mi occorre una lettera dell'ambasciatore per poter richiedere la residenza.
high cost costo elevato
high cost of living carovita nm
high court nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (country's highest court of law)corte suprema nf
 We disagree with the judge's verdict and will appeal to the High Court.
   (Italia)corte di cassazione nf
 Non siamo d'accordo con il verdetto del giudice, pertanto faremo ricorso in corte di cassazione.
high culture nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (highbrow artforms)alta cultura nf
high day giorno festivo; vacanza
high energy physics fisica delle alte energie
high expectations grandi speranze
high explosive nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (violently-reactive substance)materiale altamente esplosivo nm
 The car-bomb contained 20kg of high explosive.
 L'autobomba conteneva 20 chili di materiale altamente esplosivo.
high fashion nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (designer clothing, haute couture)alta moda nf
high fever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (extremely elevated temperature)febbre alta nf
high fidelity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (high-quality sound reproduction)alta fedeltà nf
 Before stereo was invented, people were excited to have "Hi-Fi" systems in their homes.
 Prima che lo stereo fosse inventato, la gente era eccitata di avere dei sistemi "Hi-Fi" nelle loro case.
high finance alta finanza
high five nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (hand-slapping gesture)  (gesto con la mano aperta)cinque nm
 Great job on the playing field! Give me a high five!
 Ben fatto! Dammi il cinque!
high flyer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal, figurative ([sb] successful, achiever)  (figurato)chi vola alto nm
high frequency alta frequenza
high german alto tedesco
High German tedesco standard
high gloss nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shiny paint)vernice brillante nf
high grade alta qualità
high grade alto livello
high growth rate tasso di crescita elevato
high hand arroganza nf
high hat snob; altezzoso nm
high hat cappello a cilindro
high heaven nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (the extreme)traduzione non disponibile
high heel nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (stiletto shoe)tacco alto, tacco a spillo nm
 Wearing high heels can cause long-term foot problems.
high heeled
high-heeled
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(shoes: having raised heels)coi tacchi alti agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adjective before a noun
high heels nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (shoes with raised heels)scarpe coi tacchi alti nfpl
Nota: often called "heels" or in the past "pumps"
 If men had to wear high heels they would be illegal.
   (scarpe)tacchi alti nmpl
 Aggiungi un paio di tacchi alti ai tuoi jeans e sarai perfetta per la festa.
high heels nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (raised heels on a pair of shoes)tacchi alti nmpl
 Shoes with high heels are fashionable but bad for your feet.
 Le scarpe con tacchi alti sono alla moda ma dannosi per i piedi.
high holiday giorno sacro ebraico
high hopes nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (great expectations)grandi speranze nfpl
high horse arroganza di chi "sale in cattedra"
high hurdles corsa a ostacoli
high ideals nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (idealistic outlook)alti ideali nmpl
 I had high ideals when I was a student but am more realistic now.
 Quando ero studente avevo alti ideali ma ora sono più realista.
high income
high-income
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(large earnings)reddito elevato, alto reddito nm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 You need a high income in order to live in central London.
 Bisogna avere un reddito elevato per potersi permettere di vivere in centro a Londra.
high IQ nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (great intelligence)alto QI, alto quoziente intellettivo nm
high iron linea principale (di ferrovia)
high jinks nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (playful activity, boisterousness)traduzione non disponibile
 As soon as I leave the house my dogs begin their usual high jinks: barking, scratching, and chewing on the rug.
high jump nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: jumping over a high bar)salto in alto nm
 Britain won an Olympic gold medal in the high jump.
 La Gran Bretagna ha vinto una medaglia olimpica nel salto in alto.
high jumper nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sportsperson who jumps over a high bar)saltatore in alto nm
 I would love to be a high-jumper but am not tall enough.
 Dick Fosbury è uno dei saltatori in alto più famosi di tutti i tempi, per aver inventato una tecnica di salto tuttora molto diffusa.
high key nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (light tones)  (fotografia: alta luminosità)high key nm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
high key
high-key
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(light toned)  (fotografia: alta luminosità)in high key loc agg
high king re supremo
high life vita dissoluta vita di divertimenti
high living nutrirsi di prelibatezze
high maintenance   (lett. (es. Macchina))che consuma molto
high maintenance   (fig. (persona))difficile da accontentare
high mass nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (Roman Catholic church service)messa solenne nf
 As a child, the only thing I liked about going to High Mass was getting to drink some wine, and eat the wafer.
 Per essere definito messa solenne, il rito deve essere celebrato da tre funzionari religiosi.
high net worth nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (possession of valuable assets)alto patrimonio netto nm
high noon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (midday)mezzogiorno, mezzodì nm
high note nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (high-pitched musical note)  (musica)nota acuta nf
high note nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (optimistic view, appeal to lofty standards)traduzione non disponibile
high on the hog vivere nel lusso
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