mul·​ti·​use ˌməl-tē-ˈyüs How to pronounce multiuse (audio)
: intended or suitable for more than one use : multipurpose
a multiuse device
The multiuse path, which opened four years ago, stretches from Glenwood Springs to a parking lot west of Dotsero … . The path is perfect for joggers, cyclists, strollers, and—though it wasn't built with them in mind—in-line skaters.Claire Martin

Examples of multiuse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For those interested in exploring something more electric, Aharon (who recently worked with Gwyneth Paltrow for the CFDA awards) suggests starting with a liner, like the multiuse Precision Colour Pencil from 19/99. Alexander Lobrano Roxanne Fequiere Laura Bannister Jameson Montgomery Caitie Kelly Megan O’Sullivan, New York Times, 14 Dec. 2023 The court’s decision is a big win for affordable-housing advocates as well as the developers behind the project, who’ve been fighting to get the multiuse development approved for nearly half a decade. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 7 Mar. 2024 Revel Surf Park will be in Cannon Beach, a multiuse development that will also have a four-story hotel, office buildings and a co-working space. The Arizona Republic, 26 Jan. 2024 The first children’s splash pad, multiuse field at Veteran’s Park, prefab restrooms at Sports Park and efforts to bring pickleball courts are all underway, Aguirre said. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Dec. 2023 With the money provided through the Rebuilding America program, the Randall and Hopps intersection between Elgin and South Elgin will be realigned, a third lane in each direction of Randall added and a multiuse path on the west side of Randall Road built to connect with other existing paths. Gloria Casas, Chicago Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Bikers and walkers can take advantage of the Carl Henn Millennium Trail, an 11-mile multiuse path that borders College Gardens in its loop around Rockville. Jillian Atelsek, Washington Post, 29 Nov. 2023 And even the multiuse generative AI tools can be great creative tools, like for brainstorming and idea generation. Geoffrey A. Fowler, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Smith said rising housing prices are a citywide problem requiring more multiuse development so businesses and residences can develop in closer spaces. Doug Thompson, Arkansas Online, 2 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of multiuse was in 1912

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“Multiuse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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