mul·​ti·​sto·​ry ˌməl-tē-ˈstȯr-ē How to pronounce multistory (audio)
variants or less commonly multistoried or chiefly British multistorey
of a building
: having more than two stories
a multistory apartment building

Examples of multistory in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The earthquake prompted the most severe category of tsunami warnings since 2011, when the catastrophic disaster killed at least 18,000 people after waves as high as 130 feet crashed into coastal towns, sweeping away cars and homes, and destroying multistory buildings. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2024 The location had earlier been considered for a multistory apartment complex, but that idea was withdrawn. Tony Semerad, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 July 2023 Each version begins at or near the same event, one that’s unusually violent for a Kore-eda film: the arson of a multistory commercial building in a small lakefront city in the mountains of central Japan. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 13 Dec. 2023 Inside, classrooms are stacked in a multistory configuration around a sunlit atrium. Lauren Lumpkin, Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2023 Vehicles extracted from the building lined the street after a multistory parking garage in New York City collapsed on Tuesday. Heavier Vehicles, Curbed, 21 Apr. 2023 Chen is now planning to open another multistory food hall at the Louvre in Paris. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 27 Mar. 2023 The Oceanside development will include up to 547 apartments, 165 hotel rooms, a multistory office building, retail stores and three parking garages at the transit center on Tremont Street. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Oct. 2023 One of the command centers was a multistory building that also included the residence of Ruhi Mashtaa, secretary of the Hamas, the IDF said. NBC News, 9 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multistory was in 1871

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“Multistory.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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