Blocking High

Science / Weather / Blocking High: The development of a warm ridge or cutoff high aloft at high latitudes which becomes associated with a cold high at the surface, causing a split in the westerly winds. Such a high will move very slowly, tending to move westward during intensification and eastward during dissipation. It prevents the movement of migratory cyclones across its latitudes.

Other Words for High

High Noun Synonyms: anticyclone
High Adjective Synonyms: tall, lofty, elevated, towering
High Adverb Synonyms: intoxication, altered consciousness
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Cut-Off High

Science / Weather / Cut-Off High: A warm high which has become displaced and is on the polarward side of the jet stream. It occurs mostly during the spring and is most frequent over northeastern Siberia, Alaska, and Greenland. It is a MORE

Highjacking

Business / Finance / Highjacking: A bond with Triple-A or Double-A rating in Standard & Poor's, or Moody's rating system. MORE

Highlight

Life Style / Painting / Highlight: A point of intense brightness, such as the reflection in an eye. MORE

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