high place
noun Date: 14th century a temple or altar used by the ancient Semites and built usually on a hill or elevation

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  • High place — High Place, in the English version of the Old Testament, the literal translation of the Hebrew bamot .This rendering is etymologically correct, as appears from the poetical use of the plural in such expressions as to ride, or stalk, or stand on… …   Wikipedia

  • High place — Place Place (pl[=a]s), n. [F., fr. L. platea a street, an area, a courtyard, from Gr. platei^a a street, properly fem. of platy s, flat, broad; akin to Skr. p[.r]thu, Lith. platus. Cf. {Flawn}, {Piazza}, {Plate}, {Plaza}.] 1. Any portion of space …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • High place — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high-place — highˈ place noun (Bible) An area of high ground on which idolatrous rites were performed by the Jews, hence the idols, etc themselves • • • Main Entry: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

  • high place — high′ place n. (in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usu. a temple or altar on a hilltop …   From formal English to slang

  • high place — n. in early Semitic religions, a place of usually pagan worship, located on a hill or other elevation …   English World dictionary

  • high place — (in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usually a temple or altar on a hilltop. * * * Hebrew bama. In ancient Israel or Canaan, a shrine built on an elevated site. For Canaanites the shrines were devoted to fertility deities, to the… …   Universalium

  • high place — noun Etymology: Middle English : a temple or altar used by the ancient Semites and built usually on a hill or elevation * * * (in ancient Semitic religions) a place of worship, usually a temple or altar on a hilltop. * * * high place, (in the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • high place — {n. phr.} A position of responsibility, honor, and power. * /Jones had reached a high place in the government at Washington./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high place — {n. phr.} A position of responsibility, honor, and power. * /Jones had reached a high place in the government at Washington./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • high\ place — n. phr. A position of responsibility, honor, and power. Jones had reached a high place in the government at Washington …   Словарь американских идиом

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