Story (or Storey)
Story (Or Storey)
one of the divisions of a building in the vertical direction; the space between two contiguous floors, or between two contiguous entablatures or other architectural dividing lines that indicate floors or separations of the building. In English mediaeval documents it is often Latinized into historia. In domestic and palatial architecture the stories are thus enumerated from the lowest upward: basement, or underground story; ground story, or ground floor, at about the level of the ground; first story, usually the principal floor or story. Then follow second, third, and so on, the upper being the garrets. Entresols, or mezzanini, are considered as intermediate stories not interfering with the enumeration of the principal ones. The word is applied also to a window where the lights appear one above the other, as "storied window."