highflier definition

  • noun:
    • person who is extravagant or severe in fashion or opinions.
    • A stock that sells well above its original price.
    • someone who or a form of aircraft that flies at high elevations.
    • An ambitious individual, specifically one that takes risks or has an extravagant life style.
    • a person who is extravagant in pretensions, viewpoints, or ways; one that is highfaluting.
    • someone of great ability and aspiration.
    • A bird that flies to an excellent height; therefore, a person who is extravagant or goes to extremes in the goals, activities, or pretensions: occasionally used in The united kingdomt to a genteel beggar.
    • certainly one of particular geometrid moths: an English collector’ name. The ruddy high-flier is Ypsipetes ruberata; the July high-flier is Y. elutata.
    • A phaëton with reduced forward rims, arched hits, and containers over both axles.
    • an individual of good capability and ambition

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