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    Multi-story building.

    Is there a general term for a multi-story building? 3~5~10 floors.

    There is edifice, but I suspect is not a common word in spoken English.

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    Re: Multi-story building.

    There are no single words for a multi-storey (BrE) building as far as I know, except for skyscraper or tower, but they are much higher .

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    Re: Multi-story building.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    There are no single words for a multi-storey (BrE) building as far as I know, except for skyscraper or tower, but they are much higher .
    How about a high-rise bulding if there are only apartments and no offices? Or just a 10-storied building?

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    #4

    Re: Multi-story building.

    There are different terms depending on usage but not on height:

    Multi-storey car park
    Block of flats
    Office block
    High-rise
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 04-Oct-2011 at 09:56.

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    Re: Multi-story building.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    There are different terms depending on usage but not on height:

    Multi-storey car park
    Block of flats
    Office block
    High-rise
    The second (and, in the absence of any other information, the fourth) are residential. Note that numbering of the floors in multi-storey buildings differs between Br E and Am E: in the US, '1st 2nd 3rd 4th floors' = in the UK 'Ground floor, 1st 2nd 3rd floors'. I don't know what happens in Canada.

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