Meaning of high-rise


Pronunciation: (hī'rīz"), [key]
— adj.
  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.
  1. a high-rise apartment or office building.
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