Definition of multistory in US English:


(also multistoried)


  • (of a building) having several stories.

    • ‘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!’
    • ‘A few hours later the gentle waves had been replaced by monsters the size of multi-storey buildings, threatening to swallow them.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘With a tabletop multi-storey building model, visitors will be shown how water can be harvested in apartment complexes.’
    • ‘Like so many others, he's replacing it with a multi-storey building of flats, with a new clinic downstairs.’
    • ‘As I entered our magnificently appointed multi-storey office development this morning, I caught sight of a box behind our oddly proportioned security guard.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the multi-storey office building hovers in the foreground.’
    • ‘A proposal for a multi-storey building to house classrooms, library, laboratory and hostel was rejected when it was presented in Canada sometime ago.’
    • ‘Australia's capital cities were transformed as the demolition of existing structures made way for multi-storey office buildings.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Overlooking the halls is a multi-storey building where all administrative business is done and where those short of money can access bank services.’
    • ‘An island holiday turned to terror for two families when fire broke out in a multi-storey hotel.’
    • ‘The odour was detected on Monday February 21 and the multi-storey building evacuated.’
    • ‘It isn't only new blocks of multi-storey apartments that give rise to legal issues.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The slums and shanty towns stand in stark contrast to the multi-storey towers and the glamour of Bollywood.’
    • ‘They spotted a multi-storey building and got to the fourth floor when the wave hit, completely swamping the entire three floors below.’
    high, tall, lofty, elevated, soaring, sky-high, sky-scraping, steep, mountainous, imposing, multistorey
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