Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Hig-taper noun [ Confer Hag- taper .] (Botany) A plant of the genus Verbascum ( V. Thapsus ); the common mullein. [ Also high-taper and hag-taper .]

High-low noun A laced boot, ankle high.

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

High-minded adjective
1. Proud; arrogant. [ Obsolete]

Be not high-minded , but fear.
Rom. xi. 20.

2. Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean .

High-minded , manly recognition of those truths.
A. Norton.

High-mindedness noun The quality of being highminded; nobleness; magnanimity.

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

High-pressure adjective
1. 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.

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

High-pressure engine , an engine in which steam at high pressure is used. It may be either a condensing or a noncondensing engine. Formerly the term was used only of the latter. See Steam engine .

High-priesthood noun The office, dignity, or position of a high priest.

High-priestship noun High- priesthood.

High-principled adjective Possessed of noble or honorable principles.

High-proof adjective
1. Highly rectified; very strongly alcoholic; as, high-proof spirits.

2. So as to stand any test. "We are high-proof melancholy." Shak.

High-raised adjective
1. Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.

2. Elated with great ideas or hopes. Milton.

High-reaching adjective Reaching high or upward; hence, ambitious; aspiring. Shak.

High-red adjective Of a strong red color.

High-seasoned adjective Enriched with spice and condiments; hence, exciting; piquant.

High-sighted adjective Looking upward; supercilious. Shak.

High-souled adjective Having a high or noble spirit; honorable. E. Everett.

High-sounding adjective Pompous; noisy; ostentatious; as, high-sounding words or titles.

High-spirited adjective Full of spirit or natural fire; haughty; courageous; impetuous; not brooking restraint or opposition.

High-stepper noun A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing. [ Colloq.]

High-stomached adjective Having a lofty spirit; haughty. [ Obsolete] Shak.

High-strung adjective Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse.

High-swelling adjective Inflated; boastful.

High-toned adjective
1. High in tone or sound.

2. Elevated; high-principled; honorable.

In whose high-toned impartial mind
Degrees of mortal rank and state
Seem objects of indifferent weight.
Sir W. Scott.

High-top noun A ship's masthead. Shak.

High-wrought adjective
1. Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate. [ Obsolete] Pope.

2. Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion. "A high-wrought flood." Shak.

Highlandry noun Highlanders, collectively.

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

Highmen noun plural Loaded dice so contrived as to turn up high numbers. [ Obs] Sir J. Harrington.

Highmost adjective Highest. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Highness noun [ Anglo-Saxon heáhnes .]
1. The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.

2. A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness . Shak.

Highroad noun A highway; a much traveled or main road.

Hight noun A variant of Height .

Hight transitive verb & i. [ imperfect Hight , Hot past participle Hight , Hote Hoten See Hote .] [ Middle English heiten , highten , haten , hoten ; also hight , hatte , hette , is called, was called, Anglo-Saxon hātan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also hātte is called, was called; akin to German heissen to call, be called, bid, Goth. haitan to call, in the passive, to be called.]
1. To be called or named. [ Archaic & Poetic.]

» In the form hight , it is used in a passive sense as a present, meaning is called or named , also as a preterite, was called or named . This form has also been used as a past participle. See Hote .

The great poet of Italy,
That highte Dante.
Chaucer.

Bright was her hue, and Geraldine she hight .
Surrey.

Entered then into the church the Reverend Teacher.
Father he hight , and he was, in the parish.
Longfellow.

Childe Harold was he hight .
Byron.

2. To command; to direct; to impel. [ Obsolete]

But the sad steel seized not where it was hight
Upon the child, but somewhat short did fall.
Spenser.

3. To commit; to intrust. [ Obsolete]

Yet charge of them was to a porter hight .
Spenser.

4. To promise. [ Obsolete]

He had hold his day, as he had hight .
Chaucer.

Hightener noun That which heightens.

Highth (hīth or hītth) noun Variant of Height . [ Obsolete]

Highty-tighty adjective Hoity- toity.

Highway noun A road or way open to the use of the public; a main road or thoroughfare.

Syn. -- Way; road; path; course.

Highwayman noun ; plural Highwaymen One who robs on the public road; a highway robber.

Higre noun See Eagre . [ Obsolete] Drayton.

Hijera, Hijra noun See Hegira .

Hike transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Hiked ; present participle & verbal noun Hiking .] [ Confer Hitch .] To move with a swing, toss, throw, jerk, or the like. [ Dial. or Colloq.]

Hike intransitive verb To hike one's self; specif., to go with exertion or effort; to tramp; to march laboriously. [ Dial. or Colloq.] "If you persist in heaving and hiking like this." Kipling.

It's hike , hike , hike (march) till you stick in the mud, and then you hike back again a little slower than you went.
Scribner's Mag.

Hike noun The act of hiking; a tramp; a march. [ Dial. or Colloq.]

With every hike there's a few laid out with their hands crossed.
Scribner's Mag.

Hilal adjective Of or pertaining to a hilum.

Hilar adjective (Botany) Belonging to the hilum.

Hilarious adjective [ Latin hilaris , hilarus , Greek ...; confer ... gracious, kindly.] Mirthful; noisy; merry.

Hilarity noun [ Latin hilaritas : confer French hilarité . See Hilarious .] Boisterous mirth; merriment; jollity. Goldsmith.

» Hilarity differs from joy : the latter, excited by good news or prosperity, is an affection of the mind; the former, produced by social pleasure, drinking, etc., which rouse the animal spirits, is more demonstrative.

Syn. -- Glee; cheerfulness; mirth; merriment; gayety; joyousness; exhilaration; joviality; jollity.

Hilary term Formerly, one of the four terms of the courts of common law in England, beginning on the eleventh of January and ending on the thirty-first of the same month, in each year; -- so called from the festival of St. Hilary, January 13th.

» The Hilary term is superseded by the Hilary sittings, which commence on the eleventh of January and end on the Wednesday before Easter. Mozley & W.

Hilding noun [ Prob. a corruption of hindling , dim. of hind , adj. Confer Prov. English hilderling , hinderling . See Hinderling .] A base, menial wretch. -- adjective Base; spiritless. [ Obsolete] Shak.