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[stawr-ee, stohr-ee] /ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i/
noun, plural storeys. Chiefly British
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  • They went in from the yard and up to the fourth storey.
  • There are three light switches on the ground-floor wall of a three-storey house.
  • Among the shacks, though, rise three-storey brick structures with satellite dishes on their tin roofs.
  • People from these are being moved into new, six-storey buildings.
  • He argues that it is unsafe, with many of its multi-storey buildings in danger of collapsing.
  • The blue garage door in a street of two-storey terraced houses gives no indication that people rather than cars are housed within.
  • The upper storey and its pediment give the impression of compressing the lower one.
British Dictionary definitions for storey


noun (pl) -reys, -ries
a floor or level of a building
a set of rooms on one level
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-Latin historia, picture, from Latin: narrative, probably arising from the pictures on medieval windows


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)
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