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Definitions of story

  1. a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; "his narrative was interesting"; "his stories entertained the children" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A narrative or recital of events either real or imagined; a short tale or romance; history; a report or statement; an anecdote; colloquially, a falsehood; a stage or floor of a building: also spelled storey; a set of rooms on a single floor; the space between two floors of a building: storyteller, one who relates tales or anecdotes. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. A history or narrative of incidents (so in B.): a little tale: a fictitious narrative. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. A narrative; tale. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A narrative or recital; especially, a short tale, novel, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Anything reported or told. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. A lie. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. A division in a building comprising the space between two successive floors. storey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  20. A verbal narration or written narrative of a series of facts or events; history; a petty tale; a trifling tale; a fiction; a falsehood. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  21. A floor; a set of rooms on the same floor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  22. To tell in historical relation; to narrate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. To range under one another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. A single stage or floor of a high building; a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. A euphemism or child's word for as, to tell a story. dictgcide_fs
  26. st[=o]'ri, n. history or narrative of incidents in their sequence: an account, report, statement: an anecdote: the plot of a novel or drama: a lie, a fib, a fictitious narrative.--v.t. to tell or describe historically, to relate: to adorn with sculptured or painted scenes from history.--v.i. to relate.--adjs. STORI[=A]'TED, decorated with elaborate ornamental designs; ST[=O]'RIED, told or celebrated in a story: having a history: interesting from the stories belonging to it: adorned with scenes from history.--ns. STORIOL'OGIST, one learned in the comparative study of folk-tales; STORIOL'OGY, the scientific study of folk-tales; ST[=O]'RY-BOOK, a book of stories or tales true or fictitious; ST[=O]'RY-TELL'ER, one who relates tales, a liar; ST[=O]'RY-TELL'ING, act of relating stories: lying. [A short form of history.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  27. STOREY, st[=o]'ri, n. a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs: a set of rooms on the same floor.--THE UPPER STORY, the brain. [O. Fr. estoree--estorer--L. instaur[=a]re, to build.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  28. See storey Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. History (archaic; versed in classic s.); past course of person\'s or institution\'s life (his s. is an eventful one; in our rough islands.); account given of an incident (they all tell the same s.; according to his own s., suggestion of doubt as to his veracity; to make a long s. short, formula excusing omission of details; it is quite another s. now, we now hear a different account, esp. = things have changed; the s. goes, it is said); piece of narrative, tale of any length told or printed in prose or verse of actual or fictitious events, legend, myth, anecdote, novel, romance, (tell me a s.; but is the s. true?; short s., relating usu. a single incident& published as article in magazine or as one of a collection; good, funny, s., amusing anecdote often embodying witticism or ludicrous situation; but that is another s., formula for breaking off& tantalizing reader with allusion); main facts or plot of novel or epic or play (reads only for the s.; the s. is the least part of the book); facts or experiences that deserve narration (that face must have a s. belonging to it); (Nursery) lie, fib; s.-book, containing s. or ss.; s.-teller, Eastern making a living by telling ss. to audience, writer of ss., retailer of anecdotes in society, (Nursery) liar. [Anglo-French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  30. n. [Latin] A verbal narrative or account of facts or incidents ; a narration or recital of that which has occurred ; history, ; - especially, the relation of an incident or minor event ; a short narrative ; a tale ;-a fiction ; a fable ; a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel ;-a falsehood. Cabinet Dictionary
  31. n. A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a loft ; a floor. Cabinet Dictionary

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