Definition of higher ground in English:

higher ground

noun

  • 1Ground which is more elevated in relation to the surrounding area.

  • 2Figurative and in figurative contexts, especially with reference to a position of advantage or superiority in a debate, moral issue, etc.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Morison (c1510–1556), humanist and diplomat. From higher + ground.

Pronunciation

higher ground

/ˌhʌɪə ˈɡraʊnd/