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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sto·ry n.; pl. Stories   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.