Definition for HIGH'NESS

HIGH'NESS, n. [hi'ness.]

  1. Elevation above the surface; loftiness; altitude; highth.
  2. Dignity; elevation in rank, character, or power.
  3. Excellence; value. Howell.
  4. Violence; as, the highness of wind.
  5. Great amount; as, the highness of price.
  6. Acuteness; as, the highness of a note or voice.
  7. Intenseness, as of heat.
  8. A title of honor given to princes nr other men of rank.

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