or high·rise

[ hahy-rahyz ]
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  1. (of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment complex.

  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.

  1. of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.

  2. (of pants) having a waistline placed at or above the navel, or at the natural waist: high-rise chinos.

  1. 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


    • (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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