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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Example sentences
He moved his office to a high-rise with a well-defended ground floor.
The plan, he'd heard, was to demolish the whole block and replace it with a high-rise condominium and office complex.
It's on a university campus, not my usual high-rise work.
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