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.
Etymology: OF. estoré estorée, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store (v. t.)