highten
Heighten Height"en (h[imac]t"'n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster]

2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint. ``To heighten our confusion.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

An aspect of mystery which was easily heightened to the miraculous. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Heighten — Height en (h[imac]t n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heightened — Heighten Height en (h[imac]t n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Heightening — Heighten Height en (h[imac]t n), v. t. [Written also {highten}.] [imp. & p. p. {Heightened}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heightening}.] 1. To make high; to raise higher; to elevate. [1913 Webster] 2. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hight — Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise; also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hot — Hight Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hote — Hight Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hoten — Hight Hight, v. t. & i. [imp. {Hight}, {Hot}, p. p. {Hight}, {Hote} (?), {Hoten} (?). See {Hote}.] [OE. heiten, highten, haten, hoten; also hight, hatte, hette, is called, was called, AS. h[=a]tan to call, name, be called, to command, promise;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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