multipurpose multipurpose  /ˌməl ti ˈpɜr pəs/


  • (adj) having multiple uses


  1. Droog came up with a series of multipurpose cabinets and boxes, all of which fit within one another and can be arranged in multiple configurations.
  2. Huge, multipurpose economic projects start out magnificently and then gradually fall farther and farther behind schedule.
  3. And I had this nifty multipurpose tool that had actually been used to commit a crime my one real tie to an accused felon's world.


  1. Surprisingly Versatile: Ostwald Helgason’s Jacquard Ruffle Dress

    Ostwald Helgason's multipurpose nude silk dress is sexy without being off-putting. It also feels sporty, featuring that fun sorbet stripe racing diagonally down to the under-pleated ruffle. Wear it with a sandal for an easy day look, or compliment the coral with a bold red suede heel for a look ... More »
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. UPDATE: Holy Cross Academy reacts to expansion of Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School

    UTICA--Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School unveiled plans Tuesday to construct a new elementary wing and multipurpose facility and announced the beginning of a $10 million capital campaign to pay for it.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rome Observer

  3. Second workshop on bike park Wednesday

    The city of Cedar Park is hosting its second workshop on a proposed bike park 6:30 p.m. June 19 in the Multipurpose Room, Building 3 at the City Hall campus.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Austin American-Statesman


  1. Tanzania's UN Ambassador Augustine Mahiga said the summits serve as "a bridge over the Atlantic, connecting Africa and the Americas - a multipurpose bridge ...... (to) serve political, technical and economic ends."
    on May 5, 2008 By: Augustine P. Mahiga Source: USA Today

  2. "While news of Mr. Balsillie's decision to withdraw his offer to purchase the Pittsburgh Penguins comes as a surprise, our goals remain the same - to build a new multipurpose arena and to keep the Penguins here in Pittsburgh for a long time,"...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Dan Onorato Source: Forbes

  3. "I am underwhelmed," Roach said. "By attempting to finesse the trade-off between America's call for ongoing stimulus and Europe's penchant for fiscal consolidation the G20 has come up with a multipurpose recipe with no enforcement mechanism."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Stephen Roach Source: The Moscow Times

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