highness

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noun high·ness \ˈhī-nəs\

Definition of highness

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being high

  2. 2 —used as a title for a person of exalted rank (such as a king or prince)

First Known Use of highness

before 12th century



HIGHNESS Defined for Kids

highness

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noun high·ness \ˈhī-nəs\

Definition of highness for Students

  1. 1 :  the quality or state or being high highness of temperature

  2. 2 —used as a title for a person of very high rank Her Royal Highness, the Queen



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