Pronunciation: (hī'rīz"),[key] —adj. 1. (of a building) having a comparatively large number of stories and equipped with elevators: a high-rise apartment house. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of high-rise buildings.
3. of or being a small-wheeled bicycle with high handlebars and a banana-shaped seat.
—n. Also,high' rise",high-riser.a high-rise apartment or office building. Also,high'rise".