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high-rise

(hī′rīz′)
adj.
1.
a. Relating to or being a tall building that is equipped with elevators and usually has at least six stories: a high-rise apartment building.
b. Having or characterized by high-rise buildings: a high-rise district.
2. Relating to or being a bicycle with small wheels, high handlebars, and often a banana-shaped seat.
3. Of or relating to pants with a waistline that rests well above the hips.
n. or high rise
1. A high-rise building.
2. A high-rise bicycle.

high-rise

adj
(Architecture)
a. (prenominal) of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or offices: a high-rise block. Compare low-rise
b. (as noun): a high-rise in Atlanta.

high′-rise`

or high′rise`,



adj.
1. (of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house.
n.
2. Also, high′ rise`, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.high-rise - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartmentshigh-rise - tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments; "`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'"
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
Adj.1.high-rise - used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall; "avenues lined with high-rise apartment buildings"
low-rise - used of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low; "looking out over the roofs of low-rise apartment buildings"

high-rise

noun skyscraper, multi (Scot.), multi-storey That big high-rise above us is where Brian lives.
Translations

high-rise

[ˈhaɪraɪz]
A. ADJ high-rise block (residential) → torre fsing de pisos
high-rise office blockedificio m de oficinas (de muchas plantas)
there are too many high-rise buildings herehay demasiados edificios altos aquí
B. Ntorre fsing de pisos

high-rise

[ˈhaɪˌraɪz] adj high-rise buildingpalazzone m

high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
ˈhighly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
ˈhighness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
ˈhigh-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
ˌhigh-ˈclass adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
ˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
ˌhigh-ˈhandedly adverb
ˌhigh-ˈhandedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
ˈhighlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
ˈhigh-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
ˈhighlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
ˌhighly-ˈstrung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
ˌhigh-ˈminded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
ˌhigh-ˈmindedness noun
ˌhigh-ˈpitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
ˌhigh-ˈpowered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
ˈhigh-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
ˈhighroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
ˌhigh-ˈspirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (ˌhai ˈtek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
ˈhighway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
ˈhighwaymanplural ˈhighwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.

high-rise

بِنَايَةٌ عَالِيَة věžový højhus Hochhaus πολυόροφο κτήριο bloque de pisos, edificio alto monikerroksinen tour neboder palazzo a molti piani 高層建築 고층 건물 hoogbouw høyhus wieżowiec arranha-céu, arranha-céus многоэтажное здание höghus ตึกสูง gökdelen nhà cao tầng 高楼
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KARACHI -- The Civil Aviation Authority has made mandatory the availability of a no-objection certificate before constructing high-rise buildings within 15 kilometres of airports.
ISLAMABAD -- The government has decided to remove a ban on the construction of high-rise buildings in the vicinity of airports in Karachi, Lahore, Multan and Peshawar.
AGHAM (Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan) party-list also released a statement urging the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to coordinate in ensuring that buildings, particularly high-rise structures, all over the Philippines, are not prone to collapse in case a high intensity earthquake strikes.
ISLAMABAD -- After being approved from the federal cabinet, the board of the apex civic body of the federal capital has, in principle, allowed the construction of high-rise commercial buildings in the city.
A climate expert has called on local government units (LGUs) to be more strict in approving the construction of high-rise structures in their respective areas.
Invitation to tender: Update of the high-rise guidelines, two-stage test planning in a selective procedure
"In Scotland we have stringent regulations, but are committed to further improving the safety of those living in high-rise flats.
Kennedy Gardens, in Billingham A CALL to make sprinkler systems mandatory in high-rise buildings has been backed on Teesside.
KARACHI -- Chairman, Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) Mohammad Hassan Bakshi has hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan for ordering the Capital Development Authority to allow construction of high-rise buildings in Islamabad for preserving green areas and said that the Prime Minister is a visionary leader and knows well that economic development and provision of infrastructural facilities to people are depending on development of construction sector.
Karachi -- Chairman, Association of Builders and Developers of Pakistan (ABAD) Muhammad Hassan Bakshi has hailed Prime Minister Imran Khan for ordering the Capital Development Authority to allow construction of high-rise buildings in Islamabad for preserving green areas and said that the Prime Minister is a visionary leader and knows well that economic development and provision of infrastructural facilities to people are depending on development of construction sector.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to formulate rules and regulations for construction of high-rise buildings in the Federal Capital and to convert the present buildings into high-rise edifices.
ISLAMABAD:Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday directed the Capital Development Authority (CDA) to formulate rules and regulations for the construction of high-rise buildings in the federal capital and to convert the presentbuildings into high-rise edifices.The prime minister stated this while chairing a meeting about allowing high-rise buildings in the Federal Capital.

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