Definition of Highflier

1. Noun. A person of great ability and ambition.

Exact synonyms: Highflyer
Generic synonyms: Achiever, Succeeder, Success, Winner



Definition of Highflier

1. n. One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners.

Definition of Highflier

1. Noun. A person who or a type of aircraft that flies at high elevations. ¹

2. Noun. (idiomatic) An ambitious person, especially one who takes risks or has an extravagant lifestyle. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highflier

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Highflier

highering
highers
highest
highest-risk
highest common factor
highest concha
highest intercostal artery
highest intercostal vein
highest nuchal line
highest thoracic artery
highest turbinated bone
highfalooting
highfalutin
highfaluting
highfather
highflier (current term)
highfliers
highflyer
highflyers
highflying
highflying(a)
highhanded
highhandedly
highhandedness
highing
highish
highjack
highjacked
highjacker
highjackers

Literary usage of Highflier

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1. The American Race-turf Register, Sportsman's Herald, and General Stud Book by Patrick Nisbett Edgar (1833)
"Got by lH highflier—Gallant—Spanking Roger—IH Tom Jones—thorough bred mare. ... NB highflier was formerly the property of Wm. Newsom, Esq. and purchased by ..."

2. Campaigns of Curiosity: Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in London by Elizabeth L. Banks (1895)
"He was so very kind and so American-like in his gallantry, that I felt like confessing myself a sham ; but the thought of Henrietta highflier, and all the ..."

3. Sargent's School Monthly, for Home and School Use by Epes Sargent (1859)
"This speech was greatly applauded, and Sir Harry highflier, the emperor butterfly, saying he was well acquainted with a situation every way fit for (he ..."

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