high rise

high-rise

[hahy-rahyz]
adjective
1.
(of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house.
2.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
3.
of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.
noun
4.
Also, high rise, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.
Also, highrise.


Origin:
1950–55

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

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