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Definitions of story

  1.   a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; " he writes stories for the magazines"
  2.   A narrative; tale.
  3.   A verbal narration or written narrative of a series of facts or events; history; a petty tale; a trifling tale; a fiction; a falsehood.
  4.   A history or narrative of incidents ( so in B.): a little tale: a fictitious narrative.
  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"
  6.   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.
  7.   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"
  8.   A euphemism or child's word for " a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.
  9.   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.
  10.   A single stage or floor of a high building; a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs.
  11.   A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
  12.   To range under one another.
  13.   a trivial lie; " he told a fib about eating his spinach"; " how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  14.   Anything reported or told.
  15.   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"
  16.   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.
  17.   A lie.
  18.   A narrative or recital; especially, a short tale, novel, etc.
  19.   structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; " what level is the office on?"
  20.   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"
  21.   To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
  22.   A division in a building comprising the space between two successive floors. storey.
  23.   A floor; a set of rooms on the same floor.
  24.   To tell in historical relation; to narrate.

Quotes of story

  1. Growing up, I didn't have a lot of toys, and personal entertainment depended on individual ingenuity and imagination- think up a story and go live it for an afternoon. – Terry Brooks
  2. I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die. – Morris Chestnut
  3. I discovered that in a story I could safely dream any dream, hope any hope, go anywhere I pleased any time I pleased, fight any foe, win or lose, live or die. My stories created a safe experimental learning place. – Donald Davis
  4. Second, there are so many magical places in books that you can't go to, like Hogwarts and Middle Earth, so I wanted to set a story in a place where children can actually go. – Cornelia Funke
  5. I seriously doubt I would ever have written the first story had I not been a lawyer. I never dreamed of being a writer. I wrote only after witnessing a trial. – John Grisham
  6. I was involved with the Batman. There are two sides to every story Now you've heard my side. – Bob Kane
  7. If I don't tell it all now, the story in the history books will always be imperfect and that would be wrong. – Christine Keeler
  8. Everyone has a story – Neil LaBute
  9. One of the things I love about acting is that it reveals a certain something about yourself, but it doesn't reveal your own personal story – Jessica Lange
  10. Your life story would not make a good book. Don't even try. – Fran Lebowitz
  11. If I like the story and it's well written, and it's a character I want to play and they'll pay me, then I decide to do it. – William H. Macy
  12. They just have a feel about them. And you feel your way through them and you come out with something that's very powerful and mythic. And you don't quite know how you got there. I think this story has a lot of those elements. – Michael O'Donoghue
  13. I won't go into detail but this animated one, the story line is very cool and the kids seem to love it. – Blair Underwood
  14. Throughout the lead -up to the war, CNN worked hard to air all sides of the story We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing those who were opposed to the war with Iraq. – Jim Walton
  15. The man I lived with is a Christian, so I would talk to him about it. What would this person do in the Bible? What's the story around this person? Generally, when people talk about characters in the Bible, there's one thing they're known for, like Job. – Lucinda Williams

Usage examples for story

  1. Well, time enough later for the rest of the story – The Golden Skull by John Blaine
  2. And for an example of what I mean I will tell you a story of him which I know to be true. ” – The Good News of God by Charles Kingsley
  3. He told her the story then. ” – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  4. And as to where he wants to go, that is a strange story – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  5. Tell the story please. ” – Other Things Being Equal by Emma Wolf
  6. It is a good story is it not? ” – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  7. You might as well come over with the story – The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  8. “ I have a pretty story for you; but it must wait. ” – A Son of the Immortals by Louis Tracy
  9. This is my story – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green
  10. Well, now, how did you know that old story – Deephaven and Selected Stories & Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  11. We must have nothing like that in our story – Lady Larkspur by Meredith Nicholson
  12. “ " You needn't make up a story she said. ” – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  13. Sometimes he would answer, That story has to wait for some time. ” – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  14. “ I never told a story in all my days. ” – Carl and the Cotton Gin by Sara Ware Bassett
  15. Billy, I want to tell you a story – Miss Billy by Eleanor H. Porter
  16. But how came you to know the story – The Blue Flower, and Others by Henry van Dyke
  17. Yes; it's a true story after all. ” – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  18. Won't you let me tell the story – The Cow Puncher by Robert J. C. Stead
  19. You know the story Mr. Bintrey, who but you, sir! ” – No Thoroughfare by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins
  20. “ " Tell your story I said. ” – Allan and the Holy Flower by H. Rider Haggard

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