Definition of low-rise in English:

low-rise

adjective

  • 1(of a building) having few stories.

    ‘low-rise apartment blocks’
    • ‘Less publicized trends are visible in the realm of low-rise multifamily residential architecture.’
    • ‘But these low-rise structures didn't use up the density rights that the developers prized, so the decision was made to stick in 23 new apartment towers, each averaging 30 storeys.’
    • ‘Behind the front line of low-rise hotels and apartments is what feels like a mountain town that has slipped down to the coast.’
    • ‘The shop sits between a cluster of low-rise shops, restaurants and cafés a few blocks from the Royal York subway station.’
    • ‘Most visitors stay in the few miles of low-rise hotels which stretches along part of the east coast.’
    • ‘Habitat in St Marie has low-rise accommodation with air-conditioning, balconies, good food and service.’
    • ‘An estimated 14,500 employees will occupy 4 million square feet of office space in 17 low-rise brick buildings on the 200-acre campus.’
    • ‘The ferry could stimulate the construction of new low-rise hotels and bed and breakfasts along the existing lines of the former runways.’
    • ‘The development supports Correa's theory that low-rise architecture and high-density planning are not contradictory approaches to housing.’
    • ‘The Dutch media police occupy a bright, permeable, low-rise block on a woodland campus that could, at first glance, be mistaken for a fashionable gallery or some kind of cultural centre.’
    • ‘There are no big resorts, and the new residential developments will be small-scale, low-rise and traditional.’
    • ‘In Amsterdam, a 17th-century core of low-rise row houses nestles along the city's canals.’
    • ‘Composed of two low-rise red-brick buildings separated by a narrow alleyway, the industrial complex became redundant in 1990.’
    • ‘An hour-and-a-half away by train and then taxi, the rural hamlet is accessible only by dirt roads that are lined with low-rise houses, vegetable patches and wild-looking dogs.’
    • ‘Each township will have several thousand residential units, with a mix of villas, row houses, low-rise and high-rise apartments.’
    • ‘People waded across roads in chest-high water in front of their shops and low-rise apartments.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There will be fewer than 100 low-rise houses measuring more than 2,000 square feet each.’
    • ‘If you are looking for something a little more restrained, San Augusta, just a few miles east, is largely given over to low-rise apartments aimed at an older clientele.’
    • ‘We cruised through a town of cement low-rise hotels, with glimpses of deep rocky valleys behind.’
  • 2(of pants) cut so as to fit low on the hips rather than on the waist.

    • ‘We were also able to rid her of her horrific jeans and had them replaced with a beautiful pair of low-rise flared jeans.’
    • ‘There was assortment of girls sitting around, dressed in a variety of short skirts, low-rise, hip hugger jeans, and skimpy tops.’
    • ‘She was wearing a bright pink tube top and tight, low-rise jeans.’
    • ‘For while low-rise pants tend to flatter very few women, cropped pants can work well on a variety of figures, provided they follow a few simple guidelines.’
    • ‘Minutes later I was dressed in low-rise blue jeans, a tight-fitting brown tank top, and my jean jacket.’
    • ‘Its Route 66 denim line will feature flair jeans and low-rise button-down styles.’
    • ‘Then she tried on a pair of jeans that were very low-rise jeans with a few rips in them with blue cloth tennis shoes.’
    • ‘She had on a pair of low-rise jeans that barely reached her shirt, showing off her pierced navel.’
    • ‘I put on a pair of low-rise jeans, not wanting to wear shorts yet, and a halter-top.’
    • ‘He looked me up and down, taking in my low-rise jeans and mid-drift baring black spaghetti strapped shirt.’
    • ‘When it comes to super low-rise pants, it's a case of beauty before age!’
    • ‘Denim has fueled fashion for three seasons and it's holding, so it's not too late to invest in a new pair of low-rise jeans or a pair with custom detailing.’
    • ‘I come out of the dressing room with a pair of denim low-rise jeans and a bright yellow tube top.’
    • ‘She was wearing a low-rise blue jeans pants and a tight long sleeve lavender baby look tee.’
    • ‘If you have the waistline and hipline to match, low-rise jeans are for you.’
    • ‘More recently, some manufacturers have even been emerging with super low-rise jeans.’
    • ‘Also, avoid wearing low-rise pants (even if they are the trendier alternative), as they tend to make legs look shorter than they already are.’
    • ‘She wore tight, low-rise blue jeans and a top that ended about three inches above her belly button.’
    • ‘She was wearing some low-rise jeans, and a tank top, which was about two sizes too revealing.’
    • ‘I have been trying in vain for the past few months to find a pair of skinny jeans that are not low-rise.’

noun

  • A building having few stories.

    • ‘The result was a courtyard-style, 350-room low-rise set in gardens.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As the name implies, houses in these areas were usually low-rises and were rather congested, packed closely side by side.’
    • ‘They walked for a few blocks like that until she stopped in front of a brick low-rise and walked in.’
    • ‘Outside this Los Angeles low-rise, the city is sticky, dusty and polluted.’

Pronunciation:

low-rise

/ˈlōrīz/