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  1  definition  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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 
  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. 

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