- adjective In absolute terms, descriptive of a persona
which is well on the way to becoming a wiz. Mages are all high
level, warlocks probably are, necros possibly are, and sorcs
- adjective In relative terms, closer to wiz than the
rest of the group under discussion. In a reset full of novices,
a sorc is high level. In this context, the term is often used
in comparative or superlative form, ie. higher level or highest level.
Sometimes you even see things like "If there are two mages, I
always attack the one that's highest level".
- adjective In programming terms, far from the machine.
C is (supposed to be) a high-level language.
For all the above, the term may be either hyphenated or
unhyphenated, although it's usually hyphenated only when directly
before a noun or adjective. See level, and the equivalent
entries under low level.