Definition of storey in English:

storey

Line breaks: storey
Pronunciation: /ˈstɔːri
 
/
(North American also story)

noun (plural storeys or stories)

  • A part of a building comprising all the rooms that are on the same level: [in combination]: a three-storey building
    More example sentences
    • The apartments will be arranged in courtyards with the highest building rising to five storeys, including the penthouse level.
    • A reinforced concrete structure, with doors and windows in steel, the building is eleven storeys, plus a roof terrace and basement.
    • Towards the north end, the building rises to two storeys, and the roof of the colonnade forms an external gallery.
    Synonyms

Derivatives

storeyed

(North American also storied) adjective
[in combination]: four-storeyed houses

Origin

late Middle English: shortening of Latin historia 'history, story', a special use in Anglo-Latin, perhaps originally denoting a tier of painted windows or sculptures on the front of a building (representing a historical subject).

More definitions of storey

Definition of storey in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmeɪlstrəm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea