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[stawr-eed, stohr-]
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  1. having stories or floors (often used in combination): a two-storied house.
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Also especially British, sto·reyed.

Origin of storied2

First recorded in 1615–25; story2 + -ed3
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Examples from the Web for storeyed

Historical Examples

  • At No. 120 there are two storeyed cellars and in one of them a well.

    Historic Paris

    Jetta S. Wolff

  • The extremities of each wing take the shape of square, three storeyed towers, surmounted by cupolas 20 feet high.


    Herbert W Tompkins

  • The trophied arches, storeyed halls invade And haunt their slumbers in the pompous shade.

    Essay on Man

    Alexander Pope

British Dictionary definitions for storeyed


US storied

    1. having a storey or storeys
    2. (in combination)a two-storeyed house
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  1. recorded in history or in a story; fabled
  2. decorated with narrative scenes or pictures
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Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for storeyed



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.

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