Origin: OF. Estore, estoree, built, erected, p.p. Of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store.
A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.
Alternative forms: storey.
A story comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as, a story of nine or ten feet elevation. The spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house of one story, of two stories, of five stories. Story post, a vertical post used to support a floor or superincumbent wall.
1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record. "One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story." (Barrow) "Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story." (Ed. Rev) "The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story." (Sir W. Temple)
Origin: OE. Storie, OF. Estoire, F. Histoire, fr. L. Historia. See History.
(01 Mar 1998)
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