Highflier
Highflier High"fli`er, n. 1. One who is extravagant in pretensions, opinions, or manners; one who is highfaluting. --Swift. [1913 Webster +PJC]

2. a person of great ability and ambition. [WordNet sense 1]

Syn: highflyer. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • highflier — [hī′flī′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that flies high 2. a person who acts, talks, or thinks in an extravagant or extremist manner 3. Finance a) a company whose sales, profits, etc. are growing rapidly b) a stock whose price has risen significantly …   English World dictionary

  • highflier — or highflyer noun Date: circa 1961 1. a stock whose price rises much more rapidly than the market average 2. a company whose stock is a highflier 3. an ambitiously competitive person with high aspirations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • highflier — /huy fluy euhr/, n. 1. a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in aims, pretensions, opinions, etc. 2. a person or thing that flies high. 3. a stock, often speculative, whose price moves up or down widely. Also, high flier, highflyer,… …   Universalium

  • highflier — noun An ambitious and successful person …   Wiktionary

  • highflier — high•fli•er or high•fly•er [[t]ˈhaɪˈflaɪ ər[/t]] n. 1) one who is extravagant or extreme in ambition, pretensions, etc 2) bus a speculative stock whose price swings between high and low points • Etymology: 1680–1690 …   From formal English to slang

  • highflier — noun a person of great ability and ambition • Syn: ↑highflyer • Hypernyms: ↑achiever, ↑winner, ↑success, ↑succeeder …   Useful english dictionary

  • Serbian Highflier — The Serbian Highflier is a breed of domestic pigeon that is bred for endurance flying. The breed is characterized by long circle flights up to 15 hours. It can fly as high as 1500 metres. There are about 20000 fanciers of this breed in Serbia.… …   Wikipedia

  • Vienna Highflier — The Vienna Highflier is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.cite book |last=Levi |first=Wendell |title= The Pigeon|year= 1977|publisher= Levi Publishing Co, Inc|location= Sumter, S.C.|isbn=0853900132 ] Vienna… …   Wikipedia

  • Szegediner Highflier — The Szegediner Highflier is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.cite book |last=Levi |first=Wendell |title= The Pigeon|year= 1977|publisher= Levi Publishing Co, Inc|location= Sumter, S.C.|isbn=0853900132 ]… …   Wikipedia

  • Budapest Highflier — The Budapest Highflier (also known as Poltli) is a breed of fancy pigeon developed over many years of selective breeding.cite book |last=Levi |first=Wendell |title= The Pigeon|year= 1977|publisher= Levi Publishing Co, Inc|location= Sumter,… …   Wikipedia

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