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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
storey
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
single
▪ High-bay warehouses, as a single volume, can normally be considered as being single storey buildings.
▪ Around the village were scattered single storey dwellings with straw roofs and unpainted walls.
▪ The house was only single-storey, but expansive in the Moorish style, with serial white arches and terracotta tiles.
top
▪ A Lloyd's signal station was to occupy the top storey, but the offer was not taken up.
▪ The top storey had yielded nothing.
▪ The top storey has no openings and the order is in pilaster form.
▪ Water was soon cascading down the stairs from the top storey.
▪ Didn't we notice that her voice really wasn't that strong when it went right up to the top storey?
upper
▪ There is a complex layout of these basement halls which were built to support the upper storey state apartments.
▪ The removal of Franca from the upper storey was perhaps the sign that her arrival was imminent.
▪ The pathologist: Injuries consistent with a fall from an upper storey.
▪ The upper storey is in the form of a gallery for women which extends into the church.
▪ The stair-well in this wing indicates an upper storey which presumably would have been much on the same plan.
▪ The nave is barrel vaulted and on its north side a staircase leads to the upper storey which has a round gallery.
▪ The long window of the upper storey was designed to throw the maximum light on the loom.
▪ The upper storey of 180 feet provided accommodation for the library, committee room and living quarters for the gardener.
■ NOUN
building
▪ The Pineta is a two storey building and all the bedrooms are served by a lift.
▪ It was like being in an elevator which suddenly drops from the top of a twenty storey building to the basement.
▪ The authority insists that the two storey buildings are structurally sound and safe.
▪ The five storey building features a circular atrium topped by a stained glass dome.
▪ High-bay warehouses, as a single volume, can normally be considered as being single storey buildings.
▪ The two storey building has space for 300 of the college's students.
▪ A two storey building and some caravans were severely damaged.
house
▪ Mrs. Burden who lived at number 70, another two storey house was quite a character.
▪ In a large fenced-off security zone, drums pile up to the level of a two storey house.
▪ Detectives launched an enquiry after the body of Michael Chatfield was found as firemen fought a blaze in a three storey house.
▪ Where the trees ended we came to a wooden two-storey house with a low white paling.
■ VERB
build
▪ Dockbuild Limited also wants to build a three storey office development on the site.
▪ Work has started on a £17.6 million project to build a five storey office headquarters in Rochdale for Co-operative Retail Services.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A Lloyd's signal station was to occupy the top storey, but the offer was not taken up.
▪ In a large fenced-off security zone, drums pile up to the level of a two storey house.
▪ She had the first and second floor of a thin, dilapidated building that was a ruin above the third storey.
▪ The eastern half was a warehouse, a storey higher than the mill and built later, around 1890.
▪ The pathologist: Injuries consistent with a fall from an upper storey.
▪ The third storey of the town gaol was pierced by a doorway over which projected a beam.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
storey

Story \Sto"ry\, n.; pl. Stories. [OF. estor['e], estor['e]e, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.] 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. [Written also storey.]

Note: 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 (Arch.), a vertical post used to support a floor or superincumbent wall.

Wiktionary
storey

n. 1 (lb en obsolete) A building; an edifice. 2 A floor or level of a building or ship.

WordNet
storey

n. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?" [syn: floor, level, story]

Gazetteer
Storey -- U.S. County in Nevada
Population (2000): 3399
Housing Units (2000): 1596
Land area (2000): 263.452523 sq. miles (682.338873 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.343823 sq. miles (0.890498 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 263.796346 sq. miles (683.229371 sq. km)
Located within: Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
Location: 39.386106 N, 119.611095 W
Headwords:
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Wikipedia
Storey (disambiguation)

Storey may refer to:

  • storey, a level in a building
  • A non-standardized unit of measurement of height of approximately 10 feet or 3 meters
  • Storey (surname)
  • Storey, California, unincorporated community in Madera County, USA
  • Storey Publishing, an imprint of the Workman Publishing Company
  • Storey's Way, a street in Cambridge, England
  • The Storey, a multi-purpose building in Lancaster, England
Storey

A storey (or story in American English) is any level part of a building that could be used by people (for living, work, storage, recreation, etc.). The plurals are "storeys" and "stories" respectively.

The terms "floor", "level", or "deck" can also be used in this sense, except that one may use "ground floor" and "ground level" for the floor closer to what is considered the ground or street level. The words "storey" and "floor" also generally exclude levels of the building that have no roof, even if they are used by people—such as the terrace on the top roof of many buildings.

Storey (surname)

Storey is a surname. Notable people with the surname include

  • Awvee Storey
  • Barron Storey
  • Bobby Storey
  • David Storey
  • Elsdon Storey
  • Edward Farris Storey
  • Gerry Storey
  • Ian Storey-Moore
  • John Storey (disambiguation)
  • Marcus Storey
  • Margaret Hamilton Storey
  • Mark Storey
  • Maureen Storey
  • Mike Storey
  • Moorfield Storey
  • Peter Storey
  • Red Storey
  • Rob Storey
  • Samuel Storey
  • Sean Storey
  • Sid Storey
  • Simon Storey
  • William Benson Storey
Storey (automobile)

The Storey was a British car manufacturer operating from 1916 to 1930. The company originally operated from premises at 47 Pomeroy Street, New Cross, London but in 1919 built a new factory in Tonbridge, Kent.

The company was founded by mining engineer John Henry Storey in the 19th Century as John H Storey & Co trading as engineers and toolmakers based at Hatcham in south east London. He was joined at the company by his two son Will in the early years of the 20th century. Will was an early motoring enthusiast and built a few one off vehicles in the period before 1914. In around 1912 the company name was changed to Storey Machine Tool Co and moved to new premises in New Cross and part of the factory was set aside with a view to car production. This was stopped by the outbreak of World War I when all activities were concentrated on war work. John H Storey died in 1913 and in 1916 a limited company was formed and Will became Managing Director and his brother Jack joined the management team. Work expanded into the aviation industry and Gnome and Le Rhone aero engines were made.

With peace the company found itself with a large well equipped factory and nothing to make and the decision was taken to produce cars and on a large scale in a new factory. A 40-acre site was found in Tonbridge, Kent and construction of the new works was under way by 1919. The original New Cross site was kept as a general engineering works and it was here that a prototype car was built powered by a Coventry Simplex engine. A showroom was opened in Kingsway, London and a body shop built adjacent to the Pomeroy Street premises.

The car was formally launched in 1920 and was powered by either a 2815cc or 3817cc Chapuis-Dornier engine with a tax horsepower rating of 14.3 or 20 hp. There was a three or four speed gearbox and the front suspension was conventional semi elliptic springs but at the rear were long cantileverd springs. At the Glasgow motor show three cars were exhibited: the 20 hp Tonbridge saloon, the 14.3 hp four seat Kent tourer and the 20 hp London closed coupe.

By April 1920 the Tonbridge works was fully operational assembling cars from parts made in New Cross and by the end of the year their own 1327cc engine was added to the range. However, the post was boom was comng to an end and lots of other makers were trying to sell cars and in October the bank called in their overdraft even though the company was trading profitably and forced Storey into liquidation. The Tonbridge works was closed and the contents sold. It was claimed that 1000 cars had been made.

Will Storey was left homeless but brother Jack managed to gather as many parts as possible and from his home in Clapham Park started asssembling cars and trading as Storey Motors. As the original engine supply ran out a wide variety of other units was fitted to the cars to keep production going. In 1925 a range of three open sports models was in theory available called the 10/25, 14/40 and 17/70. The cars were still being advertised in 1929 but it is thought that only around 50 were made. After the cessation of car making the company continued as a service station and finally dissolved in 1937.

Will Storey returned to the machine tool industry. He died in 1971. Jack Storey died in 1962 at the age of 83.

Usage examples of "storey".

Last summer Rafe Storey had lost his hired hand, and Clay Cavanaugh had, without asking Bret about it, sent his oldest son over to the Storey place to help out some.

He found Cal Winsley, an emaciated, pockmarked man in his midthirties, for whom Bret had about as much use as he did for Storey.

The low-rise maisonette blocks which take its place are like a thousand others in London: built in the sixties, four storeys high and flat-roofed.

He met Marler coming out of the entrance to The Ship, a brick-built edifice four storeys high, including elegant dormer windows in the roof.

Even on my return from an excellent supper with my neighbour, Lady Bathurst, at a very late hour, I went at once to my Studio and lit several lamps and stared at my drawing of Meg Storey and felt myself greatly pleased by it.

Unlike most Chilian residences, it was of three storeys, and built of stone--a bad speculation on the part of an English builder.

So here at Christchurch a seal is in existence on which the church is represented with a central tower of two storeys, the lower plain, the upper lighted by two round-headed windows and capped by a low pyramidal spire or roof with a tall cross on the summit.

In the flickering shadows surrounding the square, Gil could distinguish the walls and turrets of several opulent villas, the fortress-like towers of what she guessed was a church, and the massive foursquare bulk of what was undoubtedly the Grand Market and Town Hall, three and a half storeys of gemlike half-timbering, like black and white lace in the dark.

Some of the Knossian plaques show houses of three and four storeys, with windows filled in with a red material which, as Dr.

Gerard was looking for, the long light and airy hall, two storeys high, where the liquids were fed into the bottles and stoppered by corks, where the caps and the labels were applied and the bottles packed into cases.

As she approached the arcade, a door opened in the lower storey, and Moji called to her.

Compared to all of this, the brains of the thing are tiny, and easy to miss: a man, on a platform a storey or two below where Daniel is standing, surrounded by pushrods, bell-cranks, and levers and supplying information to the machine when needed, which is not very frequently.

Or had my Court-wisdom shocked him into abandoning the gentry and their corrupt ways - to paint pictures of the likes of Meg Storey, perhaps, in return for a pint of ale, or a quick favour on the stillroom floor?

I was living in the Tambov province, in the country house of a rich landowner, Ivan Matveitch Koltovsky, in a small room on the second storey.

From the castle walls, Kethol could see drifts of snow that had reached the second storey of some of the houses along High Street, and the small, dark tunnels through the bases of the drifts that the occupants, had, dwarflike, dug to get themselves out of the snowy prison.