Definition of low-rise in English:


Syllabification: low-rise


1(Of a building) having few stories: low-rise apartment blocks
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  • Cited for improvements at the block scale is a section of Bethesda, Maryland that had been characterized by underused shops, low-rise office buildings, and surface parking lots.
  • The shop sits between a cluster of low-rise shops, restaurants and cafés a few blocks from the Royal York subway station.
  • People waded across roads in chest-high water in front of their shops and low-rise apartments.
2(Of pants) cut so as to fit low on the hips rather than on the waist.
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  • He looked me up and down, taking in my low-rise jeans and mid-drift baring black spaghetti strapped shirt.
  • She was wearing a bright pink tube top and tight, low-rise jeans.
  • I come out of the dressing room with a pair of denim low-rise jeans and a bright yellow tube top.


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A building having few stories.
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  • As the name implies, houses in these areas were usually low-rises and were rather congested, packed closely side by side.
  • The new house is closer to the university, and brand new (we're the first people to move in to the building, a low-rise with 10 apartments), and it's much quieter.
  • The result was a courtyard-style, 350-room low-rise set in gardens.

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