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Success is like a high-rise building I'm on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I'm looking to make it to the penthouse.
Justin Guarini

Meaning of "high-rise" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HIGH-RISE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HIGH-RISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
High-Rise is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES HIGH-RISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

high-rise

Tower block

A tower block, high-rise, residential towers, apartment tower, office tower, apartment block, or block of flats, is a tall building or structure used as a residential and/or office building. In some areas they may be referred to as "MDU" standing for "Multi Dwelling Unit". High-rise buildings became possible with the invention of the elevator and cheaper, more abundant building materials. The materials used for the structural system of high-rise buildings are reinforced concrete and steel. Most North American style skyscrapers have a steel frame, while residential blocks are usually constructed of concrete. There is no clear difference between a tower block and a skyscraper, although a building with fifty or more stories is generally considered a skyscraper. High-rise structures pose particular design challenges for structural and geotechnical engineers, particularly if situated in a seismically active region or if the underlying soils have geotechnical risk factors such as high compressibility or bay mud. They also pose serious challenges to firefighters during emergencies in high-rise structures.

Definition of high-rise in the English dictionary

The definition of high-rise in the dictionary is of or relating to a building that has many storeys, esp one used for flats or offices.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HIGH-RISE

high-performance
high-pitched
high-powered
high-pressure
high-priced
high-principled
high-profile
high-protein
high-ranking
high-resolution
high-risk
high-rolling
high-scoring
high-sided vehicle
high-sounding
high-speed
high-speed downlink packet access
high-speed steel
high-spending
high-spirited

WORDS THAT END LIKE HIGH-RISE

arise
authorise
brise
cerise
characterise
comprise
crise
earthrise
emprise
enterprise
grise
low-rise
moonrise
prise
public enterprise
reprise
rise
sunrise
surprise
terrorise

Synonyms and antonyms of high-rise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HIGH-RISE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «high-rise» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of high-rise

Translation of «high-rise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HIGH-RISE

Find out the translation of high-rise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of high-rise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «high-rise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

高楼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bloque de pisos
570 millions of speakers

English

high-rise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

उच्च वृद्धि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بِنَايَةٌ عَالِيَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

многоэтажное здание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arranha-céu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বহুতলবিশিষ্ট ভবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tour
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

gaji besar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hochhaus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

高層建築
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

고층 건물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Dhuwur-munggah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhà cao tầng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உயர்ந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उच्च वाढ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çok katlı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

palazzo a molti piani
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wieżowiec
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

хмарочос
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

bloc turn
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πολυόροφο κτήριο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hoë
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

höghus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

høyhus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of high-rise

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HIGH-RISE»

The term «high-rise» is quite widely used and occupies the 28.878 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HIGH-RISE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about high-rise

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3 QUOTES WITH «HIGH-RISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word high-rise.
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Justin Guarini
Success is like a high-rise building I'm on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I'm looking to make it to the penthouse.
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Anthony Hamilton
It was very important for me to touch on things that haven't changed, like schools. I'm in Cleveland, Ohio. My lady's from Ohio, and the schools are being torn down, and they turned them into high-rise condos.
3
Bjarke Ingels
Architecture is restricted to such a limited vocabulary. A building is either a high-rise or a perimeter block or a town house.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HIGH-RISE»

Discover the use of high-rise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to high-rise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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High-Rise: A Novel
In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
J. G. Ballard, 2012
2
High-Rise Living in Asian Cities
This book is intended to fill a knowledge gap in the study of contemporary high-rise living.
Belinda K. P. Yuen, Anthony G. O. Yeh, 2011
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High-Rise Security and Fire Life Safety
New to this edition: Differentiates security and fire life safety issues specific to: Office towers Hotels Residential and apartment buildings Mixed-use buildings Updated fire and life safety standards and guidelines Includes a CD-ROM with ...
Geoff Craighead, 2009
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High-rise manual: typology and design, construction and ...
The High-Rise Manual is the first comprehensive reference work on this subject. All relevant aspects of such an undertaking are examined in detail by some 24 specialist authors.
Johann Eisele, Ellen Kloft, 2003
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High Rise
The stalked become the stalkers in this turnaround thriller that combines psychological profiles with good detective work and the use of fast-action sequencing involving major healthcare corporations.
Keith Barton, 2001
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Firefighting Operations in High-Rise and Standpipe-Equipped ...
"This book establishes a proper firefighting mindset and promotes maintaining preparedness for the extreme physical and mental demands of firefighting operations in high-rise and standpipe-equipped buildings.
David M. McGrail, 2007
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High Rise Stories: Voices from Chicago Public Housing
These stories of community, displacement, and poverty in the wake of gentrification give voice to those who have long been ignored, but whose hopes and struggles exist firmly at the heart of our national identity.
Audrey Petty, 2013
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The High Rise Glorious Skittle Skat Roarious Sky Pie Angel ...
As she is preparing a special angel food cake for her mother's birthday, a girl is surprised by three angels who have dropped in for a taste.
Nancy Willard, 1996
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High-rise Society: The First 50 Years of the Hong Kong ...
This book tells the story of how NPR has tried to embody this idea.
Robin Hutcheon, 1998
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Settlement Calculation on High-Rise Buildings: Theory and ...
Rigorously reviewed, this book provides a number of useful methods and a unique practical perspective on settlement calculation of high-rise buildings.
Xiangfu Chen, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HIGH-RISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term high-rise is used in the context of the following news items.
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Woman dies after falling from Streeterville high-rise - Chicago Tribune
A woman was pronounced dead after falling from a Streeterville high-rise building Wednesday morning, officials said. The 29-year-old woman's ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
2
High-rise seniors community planned for North Dallas gets new look …
The 189-unit high-rise development is scheduled to open in late 2018. D2 Architecture of Dallas has reworked the plans for the project. «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
3
Algiers, Landrieu at odds on riverfront high-rise, Fox 8 reports …
Algiers residents told Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Councilwoman Nadine Ramsey they are concerned proposed high-rise developments for the ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»
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Midtown High-Rise Eyes Oct. Launch; Whole Foods Pending
It joins a wave of high-rise apartment construction within a radius of several blocks and will likely compete with Novare's 32-story Atlantic House ... «Curbed National, Jul 15»
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Here are Manhattan's top high-rise condos by sales … - The Real Deal
Manhattan's 10 highest-grossing high-rise condominiums racked up total sales of more than $2.7 billion over the past year, according to a new ... «The Real Deal Magazine, Jul 15»
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Passive-House High-Rise to be Airtight - Energy Manager Today
Cornell University is building a Cornell Tech campus on New York City's Roosevelt Island that will include a Passive-House, high-rise dorm ... «Energy Manager Today, Jul 15»
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Place North West | WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff lands high-rise jobs
The Manchester offices of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff have been appointed to provide engineering services on two new landmark schemes in ... «Place North West, Jul 15»
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Berlin lists communist-era towers of Alexanderplatz as historical …
Berlin's Alexanderplatz high-rise developments continue to take shape · Berlin hopes Germany's tallest residential tower has the 'Bilbao effect' · Berlin After the ... «Archinect, Jul 15»
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High-rise tower with 77 studio suites mooted for Iloura Plaza
The St Kilda Road office sector is set to lose another large tranche of space, with the new owner of the Iloura Plaza looking to raze the existing ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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Careless smoking leads to high-rise apartment fire in University City
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Careless smoking sparked a blaze that damaged three units at a University City apartment complex Monday afternoon ... «CBS 8 San Diego, Jul 15»

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