Definitions for: Story


[n] structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?"
[n] a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
[n] 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"
[n] 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"
[n] a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
[n] a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; "his narrative was interesting"; "his stories entertained the children"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
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.


Sto"ry, n. [OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L.
historia. See History.]
1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a
description of past events; a history; a statement; a
record.

One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.
--Barrow.

Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive
story. --Ed. Rev.

The four great monarchies make the subject of
ancient story. --Sir W.
Temple.

2. 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. --Addison.

3. A euphemism or child's word for ``a lie;'' a fib; as, to
tell a story. [Colloq.]


Sto"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Storied; p. pr. & vb. n.
Storying.]
To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a
story; to narrate or describe in story.

How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter,
rather than story him in his own hearing. --Shak.

It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it
was seventy cubits high. --Bp. Wilkins.

Synonyms: account, chronicle, fib, floor, history, level, narration, narrative, news report, report, storey, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle, write up

See Also: adventure story, allegory, ancient history, annals, anticlimax, apologue, attic, basement, bathos, biography, building, bulletin, case history, cellar, chronological record, climax, cock-and-bull story, communique, construction, content, culmination, despatch, dispatch, edifice, etymology, exclusive, fable, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, fiction, first floor, folk tale, folktale, garret, ground floor, ground level, heroic tale, historical document, historical paper, historical record, legend, lie, life, life history, life story, loft, love story, message, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, mystery, mystery story, myth, news, newsletter, newssheet, nursery rhyme, parable, plot, prevarication, recital, record, romance, scoop, short story, sob story, sob stuff, song and dance, structure, subject matter, substance, tall tale, whodunit

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