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Meaning of STORY

Pronunciation:  'stowree

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  1. [n]  structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?"
  2. [n]  a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
  3. [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"
  4. [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"
  5. [n]  a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
  6. [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"

STORY is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 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fairy tale, fairytale, fiction, first floor, folk tale, folktale, garret, ground floor, ground level, heroic tale, historical document, historical paper, historical record, legend, lie, life, life history, life story, loft, love story, message, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, mystery, mystery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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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
    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.
  2. \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
             One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.
             Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive
             story.                                --Ed. Rev.
             The four great monarchies make the subject of
             ancient story.                        --Sir W.
    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.]
  3. \Sto"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Storied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.