HIGHNESS, n. hi'ness. Elevation above the surface; loftiness; altitude; highth.

1. Dignity; elevation in rank, character or power.

2. Excellence; value.

3. Violence; as the highness of wind.

4. Great amount; as the highness of price.

5. Acuteness; as the highness of a note or voice.

6. Intenseness, as of heat.

7. A title of honor given to princes or other men of rank.