clearstory

[ kleer-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee ]
/ ˈklɪərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i /

noun, plural clear·sto·ries.

OTHER WORDS FROM clearstory

clear·sto·ried, adjective

Definition for clearstory (2 of 2)

clerestory

or clear·sto·ry

[ kleer-stawr-ee, -stohr-ee ]
/ ˈklɪərˌstɔr i, -ˌstoʊr i /

noun, plural clere·sto·ries.

Architecture. a portion of an interior rising above adjacent rooftops and having windows admitting daylight to the interior.
a raised construction, as on the roof of a railroad car, having windows or slits for admitting light or air.

Origin of clerestory

1375–1425; late Middle English, equivalent to clere clear + story story2

OTHER WORDS FROM clerestory

clere·sto·ried, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for clearstory (1 of 2)

clearstory
/ (ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪ) /

noun

a variant spelling of clerestory

Derived forms of clearstory

clearstoried, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for clearstory (2 of 2)

clerestory

clearstory

/ (ˈklɪəˌstɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a row of windows in the upper part of the wall of a church that divides the nave from the aisle, set above the aisle roof
the part of the wall in which these windows are setCompare blindstorey

Derived forms of clerestory

clerestoried or clearstoried, adjective

Word Origin for clerestory

C15: from clear + storey
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