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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (in height) (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." (tall) (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." (volume: loud) (suono, volume)alto, 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: maximum) (livello di funzionamento)alto nm
 Put the heat on high so we can warm up faster.
 Metti il riscaldamento su alto, così ci scaldiamo prima.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (intoxicated by drugs)drogato agg
  (colloquiale: drogato)fatto, strafatto, sballato agg
  (colloquiale: marijuana)fumato agg
high on [sth] adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal, figurative (on drugs) (colloquiale: droghe)fatto di, strafatto di agg
  (gergale: droghe)in botta da agg
  (colloquiale: marijuana)fumato di agg
 He was high on marijuana at the time and didn't notice anything.
 Era fumato di marijuana in quel momento e non ha notato niente.
 
Additional Translations
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (quality: good) (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: lots) (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, elevato 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) (febbre)alto agg
  (figurato: febbre alta)da cavallo loc 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)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 piano is high; you should have it tuned.
 Il pianoforte mi sembra alto, devi farlo accordare.
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." (extravagant)sfarzoso, pazzo, ricco agg
  (vita di sfarzi)bella vita nf
  (informale)da nababbo loc 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, informal (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." (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
  integralista agg
 We suspect the vicar of having high church leanings.
 Sospettiamo che il vicario abbia delle opinioni religiose integraliste.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (automotive: performance)alto, elevato 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) (meccanica: rapporti)lungo agg
 Many sports cars are geared high to make them faster.
 Molte macchine sportive hanno un rapporto di riduzione lungo per raggiungere le alte velocità.
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) (giochi di carte)alto agg
  di valore alto loc agg
 When we play, ace is high.
 Quando giochiamo, l'asso è la carta più alta.
high adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (level: elevated) (livello)alto agg
high advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (at a high level)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)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
  (figurato: a caro prezzo)profumatamente 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 avv
  (informale)in su loc avv
 Her fever ran high for three days before she recovered.
 La febbre le è salita alta per tre giorni prima di ricoverarsi.
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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 exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (try to hit a high target)mirare alto vi
 You have to aim high when you shoot baskets.
 Quando si tira a canestro bisogna mirare alto.
aim high v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (aspire to do well)puntare in alto vi
 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
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)qualunque cosa accada, qualunque cosa succeda
  in ogni caso
  a tutti i costi, a qualunque costo
 Come hell or high water, I am going to finish this marathon.
 Finirò questa maratona a qualunque costo.
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 vi + adj figurative, slang (on drugs) (colloquiale: droghe)sballare, andare su di giri vi
  (colloquiale: droghe)farsi di qlcs v rif
 You can get high by sniffing glue, but it's quite likely to kill you.
 Ci si può sballare sniffando colla, ma è roba che uccide.
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) (figurato)scendere dal piedistallo vi
get on 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 (act morally superior)aria di superiorità, sufficienza nf
 I know you think I'm wrong but there's no need to get on your high horse about it.
 So che pensi che io abbia torto, ma non c'è bisogno di trattarmi con sufficienza.
have friends in high places v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (have influential contacts) (figurato)avere amicizie ai piani alti nfpl
 She got the job because she has friends in high places.
 Ha ottenuto il lavoro perché ha amicizie ai piani alti.
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
 I've never actually seen the Grand Canyon up close, I've only seen it from high above in an airplane.
 In realtà non ho mai visto il Gran Canyon da vicino, ma solo in alto da un aereo.
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." figurative (person: abandoned)piantare in asso vtr
 When he left her, she found herself high and dry with no income and nowhere to live.
 Quando la lasciò, la piantò in asso senza entrate e senza un posto dove vivere.
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,
high-and-mighty
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(self-important, arrogant) (informale)arrogante da morire 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
 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
Nota: A hyphen is used when the adjective comes before the noun it modifies.
 Be well-dressed when you go to that restaurant, it's a high-class place!
 Vestiti bene per andare in quel ristorante, è un posto di classe!
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
 One does not expect the masses to appreciate high culture.
 Non ci si può aspettare che le masse apprezzino l'alta cultura.
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)alta moda nf
high fever nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (extremely elevated temperature)febbre alta nf
 She had such a high fever that we took her to the emergency room.
 Aveva la febbre talmente alta che la portammo in pronto soccorso.
high fidelity nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (high-quality sound reproduction)alta fedeltà nf
Nota: A hyphen is used when the term is an adjective that precedes a noun.
high fidelity,
high-fidelity
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(sound reproduction: high quality)ad alta fedeltà loc agg
 Before stereo was invented, people were excited to have "high-fidelity" systems in their homes.
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 german alto tedesco
High German tedesco standard
high gloss nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shiny paint) (vernice)brillante agg
 I'd like high gloss paint for the window trim in my living room.
 Mi piace la vernice brillante per la cornice della finestra nel mio soggiorno.
high grade,
high-grade
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(metal: dense) (metallo)grado alto nm
high growth rate tasso di crescita elevato
high hand arroganza nf
high hat snob; altezzoso nm
high hat cappello a cilindro
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
 Those high-heeled shoes are beautiful, but they'd be painful on my feet.
 Quelle scarpe coi tacchi alti sono bellissime, ma sarebbero dolorose per i miei piedi.
high heels nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (shoes with raised heels)scarpe coi tacchi alti nfpl
 Wearing high heels can cause long-term foot problems.
 Indossare scarpe coi tacchi alti può causare problemi a lungo termine ai piedi.
  (scarpe)tacchi alti nmpl
 Indossare tacchi alti può causare problemi a lungo termine ai piedi.
high heels nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (raised heels on 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
 Melissa has high hopes concerning her new job and its opportunites for advancement.
 Melissa ha grandi speranze sul suo nuovo lavoro e sulle sue opportunità di carriera.
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 nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large earnings)reddito elevato, alto reddito nm
 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 income adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (with a higher than average income)con reddito alto, con reddito elevato
 High-income taxpayers no longer receive child benefit.
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 che richiede molta manutenzione, costoso da mantenere
high maintenance  (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 net worth,
high-net-worth
n as adjnoun as adjective: Describes another noun--for example, "boat race," "dogfood."
(company, individual: wealthy) (finanza: ricco)HNWI nm
  persona con patrimonio elevato nf
high noon nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (midday)mezzogiorno, mezzodì nm
 At high noon the sun is directly overhead; you can't see your shadow at the Equator
 A mezzogiorno il sole è direttamente a picco e all'equatore non si riesce a vedere la propria ombra.
high note nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (high-pitched musical note) (musica)nota acuta nf
 He always hits the high notes.
 Prende sempre le note acute.
high note nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (successful or positive point in time)traduzione non disponibile
high on the hog vivere nel lusso
high order bit  (informatica)bit più significativo
high paying,
high-paying
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(well remunerated)ben remunerato, altamente remunerativo, ad alto rendimento agg
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adjective before a noun
 High-paying jobs are not common in the public sector.
 Le professioni ben remunerate non sono frequenti nel settore pubblico.
high performer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] or [sth] successful)chi ha successo nm
high performer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] or [sth] very productive.)persona molto produttiva nf
  attività molto produttiva, cosa molto produttiva nf
high pitch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: high-scale frequency)alta frequenza, frequenza elevata nf
 A dog whistle sounds at such a high pitch, that humans can't hear it -- but dogs can.
 Un fischietto per cani risuona ad una frequenza elevata, cosicché lo sentono i cani ma non gli umani.
high pitch nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (great intensity) (figurato)grande intensità nf
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