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Definitions of story

  1. 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"
  2. a trivial lie; " he told a fib about eating his spinach"; " how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  3. structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; " what level is the office on?"
  4. a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; " his narrative was interesting"; " his stories entertained the children"
  5. 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"
  6. 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.
  7. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
  8. 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.
  9. A euphemism or child's word for " a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.
  10. To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
  11. 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.
  12. A history or narrative of incidents ( so in B.): a little tale: a fictitious narrative.
  13. A narrative; tale.
  14. A narrative or recital; especially, a short tale, novel, etc.
  15. Anything reported or told.
  16. A lie.
  17. A division in a building comprising the space between two successive floors. storey.
  18. A verbal narration or written narrative of a series of facts or events; history; a petty tale; a trifling tale; a fiction; a falsehood.
  19. A floor; a set of rooms on the same floor.
  20. To tell in historical relation; to narrate.
  21. To range under one another.
  22. A single stage or floor of a high building; a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs.
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Usage examples for story

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