low-rise ˈlow-rise adjective [only before a noun] PROPERTY
a low-rise building does not have many floors:

• There is a common belief that low-rise housing will increase the urban sprawl.

— compare high-rise

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low-rise UK US /ˈləʊˌraɪz/ adjective
PROPERTY used to describe an apartment or office building that only has a few floors: »

low-rise apartments/buildings/housing

Compare HIGH-RISE(Cf. ↑high-rise) adjective
low-rise noun [C]

He grew up in a low-rise in southern Massachusetts.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • low-rise — adj. Lower than the highest heights; used of buildings of one or only a few stories; as, a low rise apartment building. [Narrower terms: {three story, three storied, three storey, three storeyed}] {high rise} [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • low-rise — low′ rise adj. 1) cvb having few stories and usu. no elevator: low rise apartment buildings[/ex] 2) cvb a low rise building • Etymology: 1955–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • low-rise — adj [only before noun] a low rise building does not have many ↑storeys →↑high rise …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • low-rise — low ,rise adjective a low rise building has only a few levels. A high rise building has many levels …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • low-rise — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ (of a building) having few storeys …   English terms dictionary

  • low-rise — ☆ low rise [lō′rīz΄ ] adj. designating or of a building, esp. an apartment house, having only a few stories …   English World dictionary

  • Low-rise — This article is about architecture. For fashion, see Low rise (fashion). A low rise is a building that is only a few stories tall. There is no universally accepted height requirement for a building to be considered a low rise. Some define the… …   Wikipedia

  • low-rise — adjective Date: 1957 1. having few stories and not equipped with elevators < a low rise classroom building > 2. of, relating to, or characterized by low rise buildings < a low rise housing development > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • low-rise — adjective used of buildings of one or only a few stories and usually no elevator; low looking out over the roofs of low rise apartment buildings • Ant: ↑high rise • Similar to: ↑walk up …   Useful english dictionary

  • low-rise — /loh ruyz /, adj. 1. having a comparatively small number of floors, as a motel or townhouse, and usually no elevator. n. 2. a low rise building. [1955 60; on the model of HIGH RISE] * * * …   Universalium

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