Definition of Highness

1. Noun. (Your Highness or His Highness or Her Highness) title used to address a royal person.

Group relationships: Royal Family, Royal House, Royal Line, Royalty
Generic synonyms: Aristocrat, Blue Blood, Patrician



2. Noun. The quality of being high or lofty.
Exact synonyms: Loftiness
Generic synonyms: Height, Tallness
Derivative terms: High, Lofty
Antonyms: Lowness

3. Noun. A high degree (of amount or force etc.). "Responsible for the highness of the rates"
Generic synonyms: Degree, Grade, Level
Derivative terms: High, High

Definition of Highness

1. n. The state of being high; elevation; loftiness.

Definition of Highness

1. Noun. (non-gloss definition The style of a prince, princess or someone of equivalent rank.) ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) (non-gloss definition The style of an emperor or king.) ¹

3. Noun. the state of being high ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Highness

1. the state of being high [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Highness

highlited
highliter
highlites
highliting
highly
highly-developed
highly active antiretroviral therapy
highly infective
highly repetitive DNA
highly sensitive
highly strung
highman
highmen
highmost
highness (current term)
highnesse
highnesses
highpoint
highpoints
highpriest
highpriests
highprofile
highresolution
highrise
highrises
highrisk
highroad

Literary usage of Highness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"Mr. Gregory sendeth presently unto your highness the Promise made by the Pope'» Holiness, concerning your highness Cause, at such time as I went to Venice ..."

2. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet (1865)
"HENRY R. FIRST the said Pagett taking with him the king's highness' Cotton lib. letters of credence to the princes aforesaid with the copies of B' *jv'u8' ..."

3. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1821)
"not know whether she entered the service of her royal highness. ... She came expressly from Milán ti her royal highness. when they stopped at the inns, ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1813)
"We have also taken into our most serious consideration, together with the other papers referred to us by your Royal highness, all the documents relative to ..."

5. The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain (2001)
"The soldier brought his halberd to a present-arms and said mockingly,— “I salute your gracious highness.” Then angrily, “Be off, thou crazy rubbish! ..."

6. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1819)
"The solemnity of the marriage of Field Marshal his Royal highness Edward Duke of Kent and Strathern, 4th son of his Majesty, with her Serene highness ..."

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