highness
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the quality or state of being high 2. — used as a title for a person of exalted rank (as a king or prince)

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  • Highness — Highness, often used with a personal possessive pronoun (His/Her/Your/Their Highness(es), the first two abbreviated HH) is an attribute referring to the rank of the dynasty (such as Royal Highness , Imperial Highness ) in an address. It is… …   Wikipedia

  • Highness —   [ haɪnɪs; englisch »Hoheit«], Titel, der bis Heinrich VIII. dem englischen König vorbehalten war (in der Anrede »Your Highness«). Royal Highness [ rɔɪəl ; englisch »Königliche Hoheit«], heute Titel der britischen königlichen Prinzen und… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Highness — High ness, n. [AS. he[ a]hnes.] 1. The state of being high; elevation; loftiness. [1913 Webster] 2. A title of honor given to kings, princes, or other persons of rank; as, His Royal Highness. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highness — O.E. heanes; see HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning royalty, excellence, nobility is early 13c.; Your Highness as a form of address to English royalty is attested from c.1400 …   Etymology dictionary

  • highness — ► NOUN 1) (His, Your, etc. Highness) a title given to a person of royal rank, or used in addressing them. 2) the state of being high …   English terms dictionary

  • Highness — (engl., spr. haineß, »Hoheit«), bis zu Heinrich VIII. Anrede an den König von England (Your H.), an Stelle der jetzigen: Your Majesty. Dagegen ist Royal H. (Königliche Hoheit) auch jetzt noch der Titel der königlichen Prinzen und Prinzessinnen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • highness — index elevation Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • highness — [hī′nis] n. 1. the quality or state of being high; height; loftiness 2. [H ] highest of the nobility: a title used in speaking to or of a member of a royal family and preceded by Your or by His or Her …   English World dictionary

  • Highness — Synonyms and related words: Eminence, Grace, Her Excellency, Her Highness, Her Ladyship, Her Majesty, His Lordship, His Majesty, Honor, Imperial Highness, Imperial Majesty, Lady, Ladyship, Lord, Lordship, Majesty, My Lady, My Lord, Reverence,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Highness — [[t]ha͟ɪnɪs[/t]] Highnesses N VOC: poss N; PRON: poss PRON (politeness) Expressions such as Your Highness or His Highness are used to address or refer to a member of the royal family other than a king or queen. That would be best, Your Highness …   English dictionary

  • Highness — n. 1 the state of being high (highness of taxation) (cf. HEIGHT). 2 (Highness) a title used in addressing and referring to a prince or princess (Her Highness; Your Royal Highness). Etymology: OE heanes (as HIGH) …   Useful english dictionary

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