(||Hi`er*o*the"ca) n.; pl. -cæ [NL., fr. Gr. "iero`s sacred + chest.] A receptacle for sacred objects.

(Hi"er*our`gy) n. [Gr. "iero`s sacred + work.] A sacred or holy work or worship. [Obs.] Waterland.

(Hi`fa*lu"tin) n. See Highfaluting.

(Hig"gle) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Higgled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Higgling ] [Cf. Haggle, or Huckster.]

1. To hawk or peddle provisions.

2. To chaffer; to stickle for small advantages in buying and selling; to haggle.

A person accustomed to higgle about taps.

To truck and higgle for a private good.

(Hig`gle*dy-pig"gle*dy) adv. In confusion; topsy-turvy. [Colloq.] Johnson.

(Hig"gler) n. One who higgles.

(High) v. i. [See Hie.] To hie. [Obs.]

Men must high them apace, and make haste.

(High) a. [Compar. Higher ; superl. Highest.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. heáh, hh; akin to OS. hh, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. hh, G. hoch, Icel. hr, Sw. hög, Dan. höi, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. hügel hill, Lith. kaukaras.]

1. Elevated above any starting point of measurement, as a line, or surface; having altitude; lifted up; raised or extended in the direction of the zenith; lofty; tall; as, a high mountain, tower, tree; the sun is high.

2. Regarded as raised up or elevated; distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; superior; — used indefinitely or relatively, and often in figurative senses, which are understood from the connection; as —

(a) Elevated in character or quality, whether moral or intellectual; preëminent; honorable; as, high aims, or motives. "The highest faculty of the soul." Baxter.

(b) Exalted in social standing or general estimation, or in rank, reputation, office, and the like; dignified; as, she was welcomed in the highest circles.

He was a wight of high renown.

(c) Of noble birth; illustrious; as, of high family.

(d) Of great strength, force, importance, and the like; strong; mighty; powerful; violent; sometimes, triumphant; victorious; majestic, etc.; as, a high wind; high passions. "With rather a high manner." Thackeray.

Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
Ps. lxxxix. 13.

Can heavenly minds such high resentment show?

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