Something storied is well-known, sometimes even legendary. Your grandmother might love to tell long tales all about her storied past as a Hollywood starlet.

You’re most likely to encounter the adjective storied in a literary context, describing someone or something with a celebrated history. Baseball is an old and familiar sport with a storied past, for example. An earlier meaning was “decorated with scenes from history,” like an illustrated book about the Revolutionary War or the paintings on the wall of a history museum.

Definitions of storied
  1. adjective

    having an illustrious past

    celebrated, historied


    having or deserving or conferring glory
  2. adjective

    having stories as indicated

    “a six-
    storied building”


    used of buildings of many stories equipped with elevators; tall

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