Lexicon: high – himself

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high (-er, -est), adv. [see high, adj.] (webplay: sun).

Greatly; eminently; powerfully.

high, n. [see high, adj.] (webplay: court, deep, divine, earth, great, hour, living, lowly, price, solemn, soul, sun, wind).

  1. Great; noble; honorable; exalted in status.
  2. [Phrase] “on high”: aloft; [fig.] in heaven.

highland, n. [see high, adj., land, n.]

Rugged, elevated mountainous region; [fig.] like a happy peasant of such area.

hight (-s), n. [var. of “height”; OE híehþo, elevation.]

  1. Altitude.
  2. Ranking; standing; loftiness.
  3. [Fig.] salvation; eternal life; state of being reconciled to God's full presence through his promises with man.

hill (-s), n. [OE hyll < Germanic.] (webplay: above, cover, earth, land, plants, rising).

  1. Rise; mound; elevated tract of land.
  2. Small mountain; [fig.] horizon; evening skyline.
  3. Pile; collection; amassment; accumulation; [fig.] grave; place of burial; small mound of earth; [metaphor] Calvary; place of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
  4. Rise; natural elevation in the earth's surface.
  5. Phrase. “Hill of Science”: education; challenge of learning; discovery of knowledge; (see ED Letter 5, p. 10 “Miss … is going to finish her education next summer … She will then have learned all that we poor foot-travellers are toiling up the hill of knowledge to acquire”).
  6. Phrase. “Bunker Hill”: (see Bunker Hill, proper n.).
  7. Phrase. “Wood and Hill”: woodland; [kenning] forest.

hillock (-s), n. [see hill, n.]

Small hill; pile of dirt; miniature rise in the earth.

hillside (-s), n. [see hill, n. + side, n.]

Declivity; slope of a natural mound on the earth's surface.

him, pron. [OE him; third person singular masculine objective pronoun; see also he, himself, his.] (webplay: faith, receive, weak).

  1. [Refers to unnamed male antecedent.]
  2. [Refers to the last male identified in the text.]
  3. [Refers to an insect] it.
  4. [Refers to a bird] it.
  5. [Refers to a person, male or female.]
  6. [Refers to an inanimate object] it.
  7. [Refers to Jesus Christ.]
  8. [Refers to an abstraction, assigned masculine traits] it.
  9. [Refers to God; a higher being.]
  10. [Refers to increments of time] it.
  11. [Refers to heavenly bodies: moon, star, etc.] it.
  12. [Refers to earthly elements: water, fire, air, earth] it.
  13. [Refers to death, a beloved one, the Lord.]
  14. [Refers to Nature or an element of nature] it.
  15. [Refers to one's soul, self, being, person] it.
  16. [Refers to an animal] it.
  17. [Refers to an emotion or state of being] it.

Himmaleh, proper n. [ED variant of “Himalaya”; probably Sanskrit hima, snow, winter + ālaya, abode, house.]

Himalayan mountains; highest peaks in the world; naturally-occurring northern border of India; [fig.] eternal cornerstone; unshakable foundation; immovable rock.

himself, pron. [third person singular masculine reflexive pronoun; see also he, him, his, self.] (webplay: alone, expressive, heaven, mind, shame, wandering). Personal pronoun referent used for emphasis.

  1. [Refers to a personified insect] itself.
  2. [Refers to God, Deity, etc.; often capitalized.]
  3. [Refers to Christ; often capitalized.]
  4. [Refers to an element in Nature] itself.
  5. [Refers to an inanimate entity or abstraction] itself.
  6. [Refers to the earth, sod, etc.] itself.
  7. [Refers to a human quality, trait, etc.] itself.
  8. [Refers to a personified entity previously mentioned in the text: the Host, Kingdom, Liberty, etc.] itself.
  9. [Plural reference to dual-natured members of the Godhead] themselves.