Definition of Low-rise

1. 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"

Similar to: Walk-up
Antonyms: High-rise



Definition of Low-rise

1. Noun. A building of no more than a few stories. A retronym created as an antonym to high-rise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Low-rise

low-life
low-lives
low-lying
low-maintenance
low-minded
low-necked
low-pass
low-pass filter
low-passes
low-pitched
low-powered
low-pressure
low-priced
low-rent
low-resolution
low-rise (current term)
low-salt diet
low-set
low-set ear
low-slope roof
low-sodium diet
low-speed
low-spirited
low-spiritedness
low-studded
low-sudsing
low-tech
low-tension
low-thoughted
low-toned

Literary usage of Low-rise

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1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1897)
"It makes a low rise, exposing novaculite just east of the Amity-Hot Springs road in the southeast quarter of section 27; it forms the low ridge, ..."

2. Site Planning for Solar Access: A Guidebook for Residential Developers and by Duncan Erley, Martin Jaffe (1997)
"... Carports, and Fences Siting Strategies for Low-Rise Multifamily Housing Applying Siting Techniques from Single-Family to Multifamily Housing Site ..."

3. Adventure Guide to Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao by Lynne M. Sullivan (2002)
"Low-Rise Resorts The following resorts line up north-to-south along Eagle, Manchebo, and Druif Beaches, just south of Palm Beach. ..."

4. A Primer of Phonetics by Henry Sweet (1892)
"For ordinary purposes it is enough to distinguish between a high rise (') and a low rise (,), the former passing through a less interval than the latter. ..."

5. The Amsterdam School by Maristella Casciato (1996)
"... the facade of a low- corners and 'stepping' profile of rise building, dated May 1917 the low-rise buildings Period photograph of the low- rise buildings ..."

6. The Depths that Can be Carried Into the Harbors and Anchorages on the by United States Bureau of Naval Personnel (1893)
"Maurice River, New Jersey Depth over bar 5 feet at mean low Rise and fall of ... Salem Creek, New Jersey Five feet of water on bar at mean low Rise and fall ..."

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