Definition of storey in English:

storey

(North American story)

noun

  • A part of a building comprising all the rooms that are on the same level.

    in combination ‘a three-storey building’
    • ‘The three storey building comprises a ground floor retail unit and residential accommodation overhead.’
    • ‘The original building was two storeys with the upper floor being removed in 1866.’
    • ‘Some went as high as five stories, the top floor usually containing servants' rooms.’
    • ‘Inside the glass box are a large open dining room and living room, both two stories high.’
    • ‘The apartment blocks will range in size up to a maximum of four storeys above courtyard level, and the first phase of units will be ready for occupation within a year.’
    • ‘Player, administration and spectator facilities are arranged on three levels underneath the grandstand, with changing areas on the lowest storey at pitch level.’
    • ‘The apartments will be arranged in courtyards with the highest building rising to five storeys, including the penthouse level.’
    • ‘Both buildings are three storeys with retail use at ground floor level and the upper floors in use as offices and storage.’
    • ‘The whole building will be raised half a storey above the ground to comply with existing levels.’
    • ‘Steel girders have been used in its construction, which could allow for building of a second storey or mezzanine.’
    • ‘Arches in three planes provide long spans in the prayer hall and carry the upper three storeys of the mosque.’
    • ‘A reinforced concrete structure, with doors and windows in steel, the building is eleven storeys, plus a roof terrace and basement.’
    • ‘Its walls stand five-foot thick, the building is three storeys high with small castellated towers sticking out at the tops of each corner of the building.’
    • ‘The building, four storeys high and designed to a taut geometry, is an abstract composition of concrete, stainless steel and glass.’
    • ‘Towards the north end, the building rises to two storeys, and the roof of the colonnade forms an external gallery.’
    • ‘Less than one minute later, she was in Ms Kiss's office, on the second floor of the three storey building.’
    • ‘She said work on the top floor of the three storey building began in January and is expected to be finished by the end of this month.’
    • ‘The 10,000 sq. ft. building has three storeys over a basement and also includes a car park with access from Tobergal Lane.’
    • ‘Think of a jet faster than the Concorde, or a building taller than 120 storeys.’
    • ‘The new facility, which provides accommodation for 102 children in a two and a half storey building, is on a small site on Glenmorris Street.’
    floor, level, tier
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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).

Pronunciation

storey

/ˈstɔːri/