Definition of multistorey in English:

multistorey

adjective

  • (of a building) having several storeys.

    • ‘An island holiday turned to terror for two families when fire broke out in a multi-storey hotel.’
    • ‘Australia's capital cities were transformed as the demolition of existing structures made way for multi-storey office buildings.’
    • ‘With a tabletop multi-storey building model, visitors will be shown how water can be harvested in apartment complexes.’
    • ‘His team used chain saws, disc cutters, picks, shovels and wood to shore up the tunnel before reaching the victim, who had been lying on a bed in a multi-storey building for five days.’
    • ‘Like so many others, he's replacing it with a multi-storey building of flats, with a new clinic downstairs.’
    • ‘The spokesman added that people who evacuated buildings were frightened because the tremors would be felt more in multi-storey offices than on the street.’
    • ‘The slums and shanty towns stand in stark contrast to the multi-storey towers and the glamour of Bollywood.’
    • ‘A proposal for a multi-storey building to house classrooms, library, laboratory and hostel was rejected when it was presented in Canada sometime ago.’
    • ‘As in Turkey, here too multi-storey buildings collapsed not because of the force of the earthquake but due to poor construction.’
    • ‘But a run-down green site can soon be turned into a silk purse unlike the pig's ears of multi-storey apartments the developers are now erecting around York suburbs.’
    • ‘So this year walkers of all abilities are being encouraged to take part in their own way - it could be a low-level walk, a coastal walk or even the ascent of a multi-storey apartment!’
    • ‘On May 30, a Vermont man unveiled an invention allowing people to travel safely between floors of multi-storey buildings without the use of stairs.’
    • ‘As I entered our magnificently appointed multi-storey office development this morning, I caught sight of a box behind our oddly proportioned security guard.’
    • ‘It isn't only new blocks of multi-storey apartments that give rise to legal issues.’
    • ‘The odour was detected on Monday February 21 and the multi-storey building evacuated.’
    • ‘They spotted a multi-storey building and got to the fourth floor when the wave hit, completely swamping the entire three floors below.’
    • ‘A few hours later the gentle waves had been replaced by monsters the size of multi-storey buildings, threatening to swallow them.’
    • ‘There are a variety of hospital buildings on the site ranging from brick and slate buildings from the 1800s to modern multi-storey buildings under flat roofs.’
    • ‘Overlooking the halls is a multi-storey building where all administrative business is done and where those short of money can access bank services.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the multi-storey office building hovers in the foreground.’
    high, tall, lofty, elevated, soaring, sky-high, sky-scraping, steep, mountainous, imposing
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noun

British
  • A car park with several storeys.

    • ‘The £3 million multi-storey, which will also include a restaurant, will take 700 vehicles.’
    • ‘Now three huge, ugly multi-storeys loom threateningly overhead.’
    • ‘This can make it surprisingly awkward to park in a multi-storey.’
    • ‘For example, I have heard that the multi-storey will be anything from six to 15 storeys high.’
    • ‘The car parks which would remain are the multi-storeys in Nunn's Road, St John's Street, St Mary's and Osborne Street.’
    • ‘The surface car park currently on the site will be transferred to the existing bus station site and the multi-storey refurbished and managed as a shoppers' car park.’
    • ‘He said that if the plans for the multi-storey were approved temporary car parking space would be required while construction is under way.’
    • ‘The cars drag themselves through the 7am rain like a parade of slugs, into the multi-storey.’
    • ‘The best place for the multi-storey is the old cattle market.’
    • ‘The council does not have the kind of funding you would need to build a new multi-storey and, if it did, it has several better things to do with any capital spend it is allowed.’
    • ‘The partner of a Blackburn man who plunged to his death from a town centre car park has appealed for tougher safety measures on East Lancashire's multi-storeys.’
    • ‘The multi-storey should put an end to such problems.’
    • ‘It is also only planned as a ground-level car park, but why are the authorities not building a multi-storey while they are at it?’
    • ‘So, a late night last night, a groggy wake-up this morning and a car still two miles away in the multi-storey by the station where it was locked in last night conspired to make me late.’
    • ‘Among other criticisms the car park report stated: ‘The four multi-storeys are seriously lacking in basic requirements for users, such as cleanliness, signage and lighting.’’
    • ‘To enable this to happen, as from today, the only vehicular entrance to the multi-storey will be from Cartlett Road.’
    • ‘Earlier this year the borough's multi-storeys were slammed by the Best Value Inspection Team for being expensive and dirty but the council rejected the report claiming it was ‘too negative.'’
    • ‘He said the ground level car parks, such as Vineyard Street and Priory Street, were always likely to go because they were both temporary and took up a lot more floor space per car than a multi-storey.’
    • ‘Parking problems have been heightened in recent weeks with the multi-storey's two upper open deck levels being closed due to resurfacing and waterproofing works.’
    • ‘The multi-storey was open on Friday and closed on Monday, but all other car parks were free, as on Sundays, so there was not really any reason to park on streets.’

Pronunciation

multistorey

/mʌltɪˈstɔːri/