from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having several stories: a multistory hotel.

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  • adj. Having numerous stories or levels.
  • n. A building with numerous stories or levels.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having more than one story


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  • Each firefighter — wearing 50 pounds of gear, including an air pack — starts with an additional 45-pound hose pack (sometimes called an "apartment pack" or "hotel pack," a set of preconnected hoses used to fight fires in multistory hotels and apartments) on his shoulder and has to run up 63 steps to the top of a five-story tower.

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  • A multistory building that guards said served as Gadhafi's library and office was turned into a pile of twisted metal and broken concrete slabs.

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  • Other more recent projects by Gwathmey Siegel, which employs 25 architects, include the 22-story United States Mission to the United Nations; the Setai Fifth Avenue, which is opening next month; and a multistory residential project, Soho Mews.

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  • Another explosion on Thursday destroyed most of a multistory police station and killed a police driver in Huangshi township in southern Hunan province, according to the local government and to the English-language China Daily newspaper.

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  • Gadhafi's forces pounded rebel-held areas of the city with rockets, mortars and anti-aircraft fire, but by nightfall were pushed out of a multistory hotel on the square.

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  • The grandeur of the fights escalates steadily until, in the movie's final sequence, the Big Bad attacks Zen with wave after wave of apparently limitless henchmen in a blood-soaked battle that moves from a restaurant to a training hall to the facade of a seedy motel, which gives plenty of opportunity for bone-crunching multistory plummets.

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  • The explosion echoed across Kabul but caused relatively little damage to the multistory glass tower, which in addition to the hotel houses clothing, electronics and jewelry shops.

    Bomb kills 2 at upscale Kabul hotel complex

  • As we moved into the city (Port-au-Prince), there was just massive destruction, multistory buildings down, homes, schools, police stations and gasoline stations.

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  • The developer behind the Islamic community center to be constructed near Ground Zero said he expects to have no problem financing the project and has nearly a dozen billion-dollar companies who have expressed interest in contributing to the multistory complex.

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  • In recent years, many of its wood-frame houses have been replaced with multistory condominium or rental buildings, and developments continue to open.

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