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EtymologyEdit

high +‎ -ness

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaɪnəs/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪnəs

NounEdit

highness (usually uncountable, plural highnesses)

  1. The state of being high.
    • George Swinnock
      'It is as high as heaven, what canst thou do?' It is as the highnesses of heaven: take all the heights and elevations, all the spheres and altitudes of heaven, and try if thou canst reach them with thy short arm; yea, climb up the highest storeys, the loftiest pinnacles, []