or high·rise

[ hahy-rahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪˌraɪz /


(of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house.
of, relating to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.


Also high rise, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.

Origin of high-rise

First recorded in 1950–55
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British Dictionary definitions for high-rise



  1. (prenominal) of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or officesa high-rise block Compare low-rise
  2. (as noun)a high-rise in Atlanta
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