- recorded or celebrated in history or story: the storied cities of ancient Greece.
- ornamented with designs representing historical, legendary, or similar subjects.
Origin of storied1
- having stories or floors (often used in combination): a two-storied house.
Origin of storied2
- a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
- a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
- such narratives or tales as a branch of literature: song and story.
- the plot or succession of incidents of a novel, poem, drama, etc.: The characterizations were good, but the story was weak.
- a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc.
- a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration: the story of medicine; the story of his life.
- a report or account of a matter; statement or allegation: The story goes that he rejected the offer.
- news story.
- a lie or fabrication: What he said about himself turned out to be a story.
- Obsolete. history.
Origin of story1
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Examples from the Web for storied
Finally, in November, they launched out on their storied and infamous scorched-earth March to the Sea.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
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A storied figure in his own right, Magdaleno is one of 12 children of Mexican parents who came to the U.S. without documents.How America Started The Border Crisis
July 25, 2014
While forced conscription of Americans is rare, the practice of volunteering has a storied history.1,000 Americans Are Serving in the Israeli Army and They Aren’t Alone
July 23, 2014
Cider has a long and storied history that can be tasted in the variety of options found throughout the world.Wine, Watch Out! These Ciders Are Just as Good
July 19, 2014
The diptychs document the storied days the band spent as guests of the hotel.The Man Who Captured the Beatles Magic
June 16, 2014
Sad gardens stretch into sad parks; sad parks into storied and haunting forests.The Conquest of Fear
It is not the Avon which runs by Stratford's storied banks, but still it is the Avon.Acadia
Frederic S. Cozzens
Could she ever in any way find out about “Storied West Rock”?Miss Ashton's New Pupil
Mrs. S. S. Robbins
It had no storied past, like Panama; and its future depended on—Pacific Mail.Across America
James F. Rusling
As that of Epimenides, who is storied to have slept seventy-five years.
- recorded in history or in a story; fabled
- decorated with narrative scenes or pictures
- a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse
- Also called: short story a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel
- Also called: story line the plot of a book, film, etc
- an event that could be the subject of a narrative
- a report or statement on a matter or event
- the event or material for such a report
- informal a lie, fib, or untruth
- cut a long story short or make a long story short to leave out details in a narration
- the same old story informal the familiar or regular course of events
- the story goes it is commonly said or believed
- to decorate (a pot, wall, etc) with scenes from history or legends
- another spelling (esp US) of storey
Word Origin and History for storied
late 15c., "ornamented with scenes from history," from past participle of verb form of story (n.1). Meaning "celebrated in history or legend" is from 1725.
"account of some happening," early 13c., "narrative of important events or celebrated persons of the past," from Old French estorie, from Late Latin storia and Latin historia "history, account, tale, story" (see history). Meaning "recital of true events" first recorded late 14c.; sense of "narrative of fictitious events meant to entertain" is from c.1500. Not differentiated from history till 1500s. As a euphemism for "a lie" it dates from 1690s. Meaning "newspaper article" is from 1892. Story-teller is from 1709. Story-line first attested 1941. That's another story "that requires different treatment" is attested from 1818. Story of my life "sad truth" first recorded 1938.
"floor of a building," c.1400, from Anglo-Latin historia "floor of a building" (c.1200), also "picture," from Latin historia (see history). Perhaps so called because the fronts of buildings in the Middle Ages often were decorated with rows of painted windows.