(of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment complex.
of, relating to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.
(of pants) having a waistline placed at or above the navel, or at the natural waist: high-rise chinos.
Also high rise, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.
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How to use high-rise in a sentence
The lesson of Victorian London is that modernity isn't built one luxury high-rise at a time.
Luxury high rise apartments hold gluten free restaurants and are surrounded by pay by the week flophouses.A Tech Millionaire Bets on the Urban Revival of Downtown Las Vegas | Sarah Kunst | January 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Pyongyang is very high-rise with a lot of incredible lights.The Irish Sports Betting Company Sending Dennis Rodman to North Korea | Tom Sykes | December 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In an unfinished high-rise in the middle of Caracas, a laconic, cynical "doctor" operates on his new patient.Damian Lewis Spills On ‘Homeland’s’ Shocking Plot Twist and Brody’s Return | Andrew Romano | October 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Noonan accounts for everything to do with the coat, from the wool production to its current home in a Canada high-rise.
The teeth, located in the high rise of the mouth, are oriented slightly backwards.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic | Stephen Leatherwood
Cliffs of two to three thousand feet high rise right and left, their curves lost in opal-colored mist.Timar's Two Worlds | Mr Jkai
Now there was another deep depression before us; with a correspondingly high rise on the other side.The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 | Roald Amundsen
A graceful tower and spire 236 ft. high rise at the north-west angle.
The party topped a high rise and stopped, spellbound at the scene that spread before them.The Caves of Fear | John Blaine
British Dictionary definitions for high-rise
(prenominal) of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or offices: a high-rise block Compare low-rise
(as noun): a high-rise in Atlanta
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