1. (of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house.
  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
  3. of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.


  1. Also high rise, high-riser. a high-rise apartment or office building.


    1. (prenominal)of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or officesa high-rise block Compare low-rise
    2. (as noun)a high-rise in Atlanta
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