Definition of highness
1 : the quality or state of being high
2 —used as a title for a person of exalted rank (such as a king or prince)
Recent Examples of highness from the Web
Pip Torrens plays him with delightful, low-key bitchery, which makes up for any lack of snarkiness on behalf of her royal highness.
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First Known Use of highness
before 12th century
HIGHNESS Defined for Kids
Definition of highness for Students
1 : the quality or state or being high highness of temperature
2 —used as a title for a person of very high rank Her Royal Highness, the Queen
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