Our blog is useful and often surprisingly amusing. We try to make it a learning tool while giving insights into different aspects of British life and culture. We pay special attention to usage too so that you can use some of the stuff we write. Here’s a few interesting and high-usage words and terms with the root “high“.
High brow: being interested in serious or cultural ideas, often with a negative connotation, e.g. “highbrow newspapers or readers”.
High chair: a special childrens’ chair with long legs for them to sit in whilst eating.
High Court: a court in England and Wales which deals with serious civil cases. In Spain the equivalent would be Tribunal Supremo.
Higher education: a term which refers to education and training at college and university.
High explosive: a very powerful and lethal substance used in bombs and other explosive devices intended to do as much harm and damage as posible.
High-flyer: a person who has the desire and abilty to be very successful in their job or studies.
High-heels: shoes worn by women, obviously with very high heles.
High-life: a way of life which involves going to lots of social events, parties etc.
- parts of your hair which are lighter and artificially dyed with a chemical substance
- the best or most interesting part of something, e.g. a film, concert, television programme.
High-octane: a fuel for engines of very good quality giving optimum performance.
High profile: receiving a lot of media attention on television, in newspapers etc., e.g. “a high profile campaign”.
High-rise: used for buildings with many floors, e.g. “a high-rise block of flats”.
High season: the time of the year when a place, resort, city etc. receives most visitors and tourists.
High-spirited: lively and usually difficult to control. Commonly used for animals and children, e.g. “a high-spirited child”.
High street: the most visited street in a town or village and where most shoppers go.
The Highway Code: in Britain the official book of rules for use on public roads.
So now go ahead and try to practise some of them in your next English class or up and coming visit to the UK.
Happy English learning!!