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high-rise (adj.)

1952, of buildings, from high (adv.) + rise (v.). As a noun, "high-rise building," from 1962.

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Definitions of high-rise
1
high-rise (n.)
tower consisting of a multistoried building of offices or apartments;
`tower block' is the British term for `high-rise'
Synonyms: tower block
2
HIGH-RISE (adj.)
used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall;
avenues lined with high-rise apartment buildings
From wordnet.princeton.edu