- a complete horizontal section of a building, having one continuous or practically continuous floor.
- the set of rooms on the same floor or level of a building.
- any major horizontal architectural division, as of a façade or the wall of a nave.
- a layer.
Origin of story2
Examples from the Web for 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
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
- a floor or level of a building
- a set of rooms on one level
- David (Malcolm). born 1933, British novelist and dramatist. His best-known works include the novels This Sporting Life (1960) and A Serious Man (1998) and the plays In Celebration (1969), Home (1970), and Stages (1992)
- 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 storey
"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.
Idioms and Phrases with storey
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