high-rise

or high·rise

[ hahy-rahyz ]
/ ˈhaɪˌraɪz /

adjective

(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.

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. high-profile,
  2. high-proof,
  3. high-quality,
  4. high-res,
  5. high-resolution,
  6. high-riser,
  7. high-risk,
  8. high-roller,
  9. high-rolling,
  10. high-sounding

Origin of high-rise

First recorded in 1950–55

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British Dictionary definitions for highrise

high-rise

adjective

  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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