American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Indicating or being a multistoried building equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment building.
- adj. Of, relating to, or marked by multistoried buildings: a high-rise fire; a high-rise district.
- adj. Of, relating to, or being a bicycle with small wheels, a banana-shaped seat, and high handlebars.
- n. A multistoried building equipped with elevators.
- n. A high-rise bicycle.
- n. tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments
- adj. used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall.
- high + rise (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“The vehicle police were investigating was tracked to a high-rise apartment building in Chevy Chase, Channel 4 reported.”
“With that information, Montgomery police said, they found Davidson at the wheel of her Lexus SUV in the parking garage of her Chevy Chase residence, a high-rise apartment building at 4601 North Park Ave.”
“CAIRO Reuters - Ahmed al-Shahat clambered up the facade of Israel's high-rise Cairo embassy, scaling over 21 floors, to pull down the flag of the Jewish state and replace it with Egypt's national colors.”
“Steel-frame "earthquake-proof" buildings suffered severe damage, resulting in new design and construction standards for high-rise buildings.”
“In 2004, the city rezoned the area to pave the way for high-rise residential buildings and to upgrade its retail corridors.”
“A concrete-heavy product of urban renewal in the 1950s and '60s, Southwest Washington is defined by high-rise apartment blocks, federal office buildings, and modernist-looking townhouses and churches.”
“Environmentalists or preservationists are upset that some important buildings or parts of Moscow have been torn down to put up high-rise, glass steel structures, he said.”
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