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Webster 1913 Edition


Highness

High′ness

,
Noun.
[AS.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Highness

HIGHNESS

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

Definition 2022


Highness

Highness

See also: highness

English

Noun

Highness (plural Highnesses)

  1. The style of a prince, princess or someone of equivalent rank.
  2. (obsolete) The style of an emperor or king.

Usage notes

  • (both senses): The style is typically used with a possessive pronoun: Your Highness, Their Highnesses, et al.

Synonyms

  • (obsolete: style of emperor or king): Majesty (current)

Derived terms

  • HRH
  • Royal Highness

Translations

highness

highness

See also: Highness

English

Noun

highness

  1. the state of being high