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Topic: BUILDING

Date: 1300-1400
Origin: story; perhaps because some medieval buildings had paintings on their walls telling stories

storey

noun
     
sto‧rey British English ; story American English [countable]
TB a floor or level of a building:
a staircase leads to the upper storey
two-storey/five-storey etc (=having two etc storeys)
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storey, story, floor
Storey (BrE) or story (AmE) is usually used to talk about the structure of a building a building dozens of storeys high a three-storey house The plural of story is stories The office block was 20 stories high. To talk about where someone or something is in a building, use floor We went up to the top floor. He works on the fifteenth floor. Is there a bathroom on this floor?
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