noun, plural sto·reys. Chiefly British.
noun, plural sto·ries.
Origin of story2
Examples from the Web for storey
Contemporary Examples of storey
Storey said Wright often returned applications “dripping in red pen.”Two Texas Regulators Tried to Enforce the Rules. They Were Fired.
David Hasemyer, InsideClimate News
December 9, 2014
In her book Storey included notes of conversations she had had with Kate about Dickens and Ellen.Michael Slater on the Great Dickens Scandal
November 8, 2012
Ten Storey Love Songby Richard Milward The story of a struggling artist who is discovered and corrupted, all in one paragraph.This Week's Hot Reads
The Daily Beast
November 2, 2009
Historical Examples of storey
On the second storey the columns are placed on two sides only, and not all round.Architecture
Thomas Roger Smith
I ran up to the first storey, and sat down in the front seat.
It all went on over his head, as though on the second storey.Captain Mansana and Mother's Hands
Resolved to make long Storey short, he sacrificed his position.
The palace, like every other building in Port-au-Prince, consisted of one storey only.The Hour and the Man
noun plural -reys or -ries
Word Origin for storey
noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
Word Origin for story
noun plural -ries
"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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with story
- story of my life, the
- cock and bull story
- cover story
- fish story
- hard-luck story
- make a long story short
- old story
- same old story
- shaggy dog story
- sob story
- upper story