[stawr-eed, stohr-]


recorded or celebrated in history or story: the storied cities of ancient Greece.
ornamented with designs representing historical, legendary, or similar subjects.

Nearby words

  1. storewide,
  2. storey,
  3. storey house,
  4. storeyed,
  5. storiated,
  6. storiform,
  7. stork,
  8. stork parking,
  9. stork's-bill,
  10. storksbill

Origin of storied

First recorded in 1475–85; story1 + -ed3


[stawr-eed, stohr-]


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

Origin of storied

First recorded in 1615–25; story2 + -ed3


[stawr-ee, stohr-ee]

noun, plural sto·ries.

a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
such narratives or tales as a branch of literature: song and story.
the plot or succession of incidents of a novel, poem, drama, etc.: The characterizations were good, but the story was weak.
a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc.
a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration: the story of medicine; the story of his life.
a report or account of a matter; statement or allegation: The story goes that he rejected the offer.
a lie or fabrication: What he said about himself turned out to be a story.
Obsolete. history.

verb (used with object), sto·ried, sto·ry·ing.

to ornament with pictured scenes, as from history or legend.
Obsolete. to tell the history or story of.

Origin of story

1175–1225; Middle English storie < Anglo-French estorie < Latin historia history

Related formssto·ry·less, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for storied



recorded in history or in a story; fabled
decorated with narrative scenes or pictures



noun plural -ries

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

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)

to decorate (a pot, wall, etc) with scenes from history or legends

Word Origin for story

C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history



noun plural -ries

another spelling (esp US) of storey
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Word Origin and History for storied
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with storied


In addition to the idiom beginning with story

  • story of my life, the

also see:

  • 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
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