Taxonomy of meanings for 高:

  • gāo (OC: koow MC: kɑu) 古勞切 平 廣韻:【上也崇也逺也敬也又姓齊太公之後食采於髙因氏焉出渤海漁陽遼東廣陵河南五望又漢複姓髙堂氏出泰山古勞切二十一 】
    • position>HIGH
      • v[adN]that which is high; the high thing; high point, elevation
      • nabmathematical termCHEMLA 2003:
      • nabstativegreat height; highness
      • vadNhigh; tall; sticking out high
      • vadNelevatedelevated
      • vadVhigh up in the air
      • vi-Nreach the height of (so-and-so many 仞)
      • vi.red:adNREDUP: high, very high
      • vibe high
      • vichangerise higher
      • vigradedbe high, be elevated
      • vifigurativebe elevated; be of a high degree; be on a high abstract level
      • vtoNcausativemake higher, cause to become higher, heighten
      • vadNhighest, utmost
      • vadVhigh up (on a tree etc)
      • downwards>DEEP
        • nabconceptdepth
      • shape>TALL
        • vitall
    • age>OLD
      • vadNof advanced age; elevated in age.
      • vi
      • medieval: voice>LOUD
        • vadNloud (voice)
      • metaphorical>NOBLE
        • nabsocialelevated social position
        • v[adN]nonreferentialwhat is noble
        • vad.VtoNreference=Nvt a noble N (also with vtt)
        • vadNfigurativeelevated and noble (behaviour, office, writings)
        • vadVin the direction of higher nobility
        • vichangebecome more elevated and noble
        • vtoNcausativeachieve high status for (oneself)
        • vtoNcausativebestow high status on
        • vtoNfigurativebe morally elevated with respect to
        • vibe noble
        • vtoNconsider as noble
        • vpostadVin a noble way
        • putative>ADMIRE
          • vtoNputativeregard highly; give high priority to; esteem;
        • comparative>SUPERIOR
          • nabdispositionmoral superiority; high aspirations
          • vibe of a superior order