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storey

[stawr-ee, stohr-ee] /ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i/
noun, plural storeys. Chiefly British
1.
story2 .

story2

or (especially British) storey

[stawr-ee, stohr-ee] /ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i/
noun, plural stories.
1.
a complete horizontal section of a building, having one continuous or practically continuous floor.
2.
the set of rooms on the same floor or level of a building.
3.
any major horizontal architectural division, as of a façade or the wall of a nave.
4.
a layer.
Origin of story2
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English storie < Anglo-Latin historia picture decorating a building, a part of the building so decorated, hence floor, story < Latin historia history
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storey

/ˈstɔːrɪ/
noun (pl) -reys, -ries
1.
a floor or level of a building
2.
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

Storey

/ˈstɔːrɪ/
noun
1.
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)

story1

/ˈstɔːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse
2.
Also called short story. a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel
3.
Also called story line. the plot of a book, film, etc
4.
an event that could be the subject of a narrative
5.
a report or statement on a matter or event
6.
the event or material for such a report
7.
(informal) a lie, fib, or untruth
8.
cut a long story short, make a long story short, to leave out details in a narration
9.
(informal) the same old story, the familiar or regular course of events
10.
the story goes, it is commonly said or believed
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
11.
to decorate (a pot, wall, etc) with scenes from history or legends
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history

story2

/ˈstɔːrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
another spelling (esp US) of storey
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Word Origin and History for storey

story

n.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for storey

store

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buddy store, mind the store

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