Definition of STORY

a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel <he's a talented writer, but his quirky stories will never find a wide readership>
a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally <Grandpa is always telling stories about what it was like growing up on a farm>
Synonyms anecdote, tale, yarn
a report of recent events or facts not previously known <a story in the morning paper about plans for a new library>
Synonyms advice(s), 411 [slang], gen [chiefly British], info, information, intelligence, item, story, tidings, uncos [chiefly Scottish], word
a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened <gave us the whole story of the accident>
Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), history, narration, narrative, record, report, story
a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature <stories going around that the old man had died with thousands of dollars hidden under his mattress>
Synonyms canard, story, whisper
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive <she tells stories just to get attention, so don't believe that stuff about her father being somebody important>
Antonyms truth
the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work <the story proceeds at a pace that many readers will find a bit too leisurely>
Synonyms plot, story, story line
position with regard to conditions and circumstances <management is trying to figure out what the story is with the accident down in the warehouse>

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