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Definition of "high-rise" []

  • Indicating or being a multistoried building equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment building. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or marked by multistoried buildings: a high-rise fire; a high-rise district. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or being a bicycle with small wheels, a banana-shaped seat, and high handlebars. (adjective)
  • A multistoried building equipped with elevators. (noun)
  • A high-rise bicycle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "high-rise" in a sentence
  • ""Vancouver invented a gracious form of high-rise residential living, with narrow towers surrounded by town-homes and wonderful attention paid to the streetscape.""
  • "Mr. Metcalf: We should create a zone for [commercial] high-rise expansion next to downtown San Francisco in [the South of Market neighborhood] to channel jobs away from suburban office parks."
  • "Within two years there were laws about automatic sprinklers in high-rise buildings, mandatory fire drills in large businesses, requirements for doors being unlocked and swinging outward."