mul·​ti·​sid·​ed ˌməl-tē-ˈsī-dəd How to pronounce multisided (audio)
variants or multi-sided
: having multiple and usually more than two sides
… in Yugoslavia, where typhus ravaged the country during the multisided war among Germans, Serbs, Croats, communists, and monarchists …Albert E. Cowdrey
… the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, housed in a stunning, multi-sided, gem-like building …Fran Golden

Examples of multisided in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to limiting access to the likeness, multisided portraits allowed artists to comment on their own work, painting allegorical scenes that reflected the sitters’ character on removable covers or the reverse sides of panels. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Apr. 2024 Rare protests in Syria calling for the ouster of the authoritarian government have gathered momentum over the past two weeks, in scenes reminiscent of the Arab Spring uprising that began more than 12 years ago and morphed into a multisided war. Raja Abdulrahim, New York Times, 31 Aug. 2023 There are free-standing, multisided columns that also are for the show. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 21 Apr. 2023 The Syrian war began 11 years ago with a peaceful uprising against the government and spiraled into a multisided conflict involving armed rebels, jihadists and others. Lara Jakes, New York Times, 3 June 2022 The balance of power in Syria's multisided conflict depends on the American presence. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 1 Sep. 2021 The balance of power in Syria’s multisided conflict depends on the American presence. Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2021 The Saudi and Emirati-backed camps have clashed in recent years, further splintering Yemen into a multisided conflict. Jared Malsin, WSJ, 30 Dec. 2020 Volunteers helped Muller build a frame and then weaved a large multisided basket using natural materials like alder, bluejoint grass and fireweed. Michael Armstrong, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1841, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of multisided was in 1841

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“Multisided.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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