high-rise

adjective
\ ˈhī-ˈrīz How to pronounce high-rise (audio) \

Definition of high-rise

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : being multistory and equipped with elevators high-rise apartments
2 : of, relating to, or characterized by high-rise buildings a high-rise complex
3 : having a longer than standard rise (see rise entry 2 sense 7) high-rise jeans There are boxer shorts, low-rise briefs, high-rise briefs, … and colors galore.— Nancy Lawson

high-rise

noun
\ ˈhī-ˌrīz How to pronounce high-rise (audio) \
variants: or less commonly high rise
plural high-rises also high rises

Definition of high-rise (Entry 2 of 2)

: a building (such as an apartment building) that has multiple stories and is equipped with elevators They live on the tenth floor of a high-rise.

First Known Use of high-rise

Adjective

1908, in the meaning defined at sense 3

Noun

1962, in the meaning defined above

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“High-rise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/high-rise. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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high-rise

adjective
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Kids Definition of high-rise

: having many stories a high-rise building

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