from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Celebrated or famous in history or story: the storied journey of the Mayflower.
  • adj. Ornamented with designs representing scenes from history, legend, or story: storied tapestry.
  • adj. Having or consisting of a specified number of stories. Often used in combination: a three-storied house; a multistoried office building.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. much talked or written about
  • adj. historical
  • adj. having multiple storeys; multi-storied

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Told in a story.
  • adj. Having a history; interesting from the stories which pertain to it; venerable from the associations of the past.
  • adj. Having (such or so many) stories; -- chiefly in composition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Celebrated or recorded in story or history; associated with stories, tales, or legends.
  • Adorned with scenes from a story, or from history, executed by means of sculpture, painting, weaving, needlework, or other art: as, storied tapestries.
  • Having stories or stages: as, a four-storied building.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having stories as indicated
  • adj. having an illustrious past


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  • The first X MINUS ONE shows used scripts from DIMENSION X, but soon created new shows from storied from the pages of Galaxy Magazine.

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  • Applying opposite principles was tough here as the two teams did not meet in the regular season and neither has what you would call a storied playoff history.

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  • On a recent weeknight at the bar Southpaw in Park Slope, the Defibulators 'guitarist and banjo player Bryan Jennings (who goes by the name Bug) and singer Erin Bru slip into harmonies that recall the storied Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris duets.


  • First Christian Church recalls storied history, celebrates 100 years


  • More importantly, this deregulatory approach he espoused over decades in Congress has left Wall Street unchecked and now teetering, with more than just "storied" investment houses at risk.

    David Donnelly: Recklessness, Corruption, and Greed is Not Only Found on Wall Street, Sen. McCain

  • Last time I checked the rafters, the Celtics and Lakers were the NBA's winningest franchises, and even less "storied" franchises like the Bulls, Pistons and Spurs have more championships than the Knicks, many of them coming at the expense of the Knicks.

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  • The "storied" curse is about a generation old (encompassing only two recent Olympics) and I never heard about it.


  • The Alabama football program is called "storied" a dozen times.

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  • Speaking of the Lions and their "storied" franchise.

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  • It shows the way experiences of shopping for food can (and really should) be "storied," or rich in stories.

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  • An adjective peculiar to North America, especially in sports reporting.

    "'I am very excited about my new opportunity to join one of the storied franchises in the CFL,' said O'Billovich" - Vancouver Sun, 12-5-07

    January 11, 2008