noun, plural sto·reys. Chiefly British.
- stores ledger,
- storey house,
noun, plural sto·ries.
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|DAILY BEAST
In her book Storey included notes of conversations she had had with Kate about Dickens and Ellen.
Ten Storey Love Songby Richard Milward The story of a struggling artist who is discovered and corrupted, all in one paragraph.
The Leonoff family lived on the third storey of a large block of buildings in the Sergeffskaia.The Autobiography of a Slander|Edna Lyall
A third storey, sometimes circular on plan, completed the tower, which was crowned with a bulbous terminal.
He had on an old artillery uniform, which belonged to the late Colonel Storey.The Cape and the Kaffirs|Harriet Ward
Here they made a desperate stand, fighting hard as they were driven from one storey to another.The Invasion|William Le Queux
There were letters also from Dr. Storey himself, whom the authorities already had in person under lock and key at the Tower.By What Authority?|Robert Hugh Benson
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