a long story

Definition of a long story

:a description of how something happened that is complicated to explain
  • "Why are you late?" "It's a long story. I'll tell you later."

Word by Word Definitions

long play
  1. : extending for a considerable distance

  2. : having greater length than usual

  3. : having greater height than usual : tall

  1. : for or during a long time

  2. : at or to a long distance : far

  3. : for the duration of a specified period

  1. : a long period of time

  2. : a long syllable

  3. : one taking a long position especially in a security or commodity market

  1. : to feel a strong desire or craving especially for something not likely to be attained

  1. : to be suitable or fitting

story play
  1. : history

  2. : history

  3. : an account of incidents or events

  1. : to narrate or describe in story

  2. : to adorn with a story or a scene from history

  1. : the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

  2. : a set of rooms in such a space

  3. : a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building


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