Meaning of “high-rise” in the English Dictionary

"high-rise" in American English

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high-risenoun [ C ]

/ˈhɑɪˌrɑɪz/

a tall, modern building with a lot of floors

(Definition of “high-rise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"high-rise" in Business English

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high-riseadjective [ only before noun ]

uk /ˈhaɪˌraɪz/ us PROPERTY

used to describe a tall modern building with a lot of levels:

a high-rise apartment/flat/hotel

high-risenoun [ C ]

uk us

a tall modern building with a lot of levels:

It's the first of a wave of ultra-tall high-rises expected to remake the city landscape.

(Definition of “high-rise” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)