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story

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noun sto·ry \ˈstȯr-ē\

Definition of story

plural

stories

  1. 1 archaic a :  history 1b :  history 3

  2. 2a :  an account of incidents or eventsb :  a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in questionc :  anecdote; especially :  an amusing one

  3. 3a :  a fictional narrative shorter than a novel; specifically :  short storyb :  the intrigue or plot of a narrative or dramatic work

  4. 4 :  a widely circulated rumor

  5. 5 :  lie, falsehood

  6. 6 :  legend, romance

  7. 7 :  a news article or broadcast

  8. 8 :  matter, situation

Origin and Etymology of story

Middle English storie, from Anglo-French estoire, estorie, from Latin historia — more at history


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story

verb sto·ry

Definition of story

storied

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storying

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to narrate or describe in story

  3. 2 :  to adorn with a story or a scene from history

First Known Use of story

15th century


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story

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noun sto·ry \ˈstȯr-ē\
variants: or less commonly

storey

Definition of story

plural

stories

also

storeys

  1. 1a :  the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roofb :  a set of rooms in such a spacec :  a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building one story high

  2. 2 :  a horizontal division of a building's exterior not necessarily corresponding exactly with the stories within

Origin and Etymology of story

Middle English storie, from Medieval Latin historia narrative, illustration, story of a building, from Latin, history, tale; probably from narrative friezes on the window level of medieval buildings

Other Architecture Terms


Story

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biographical name Sto·ry \ˈstȯr-ē\

Definition of Story

  1. Joseph 1779–1845 American jurist


Story

biographical name sto·ry

Definition of Story

  1. William Wetmore 1819–1895 son of Joseph Story American sculptor


STORY Defined for Kids

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story

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noun sto·ry \ˈstȯr-ē\

Definition of story for Students

plural

stories

  1. 1 :  a report about incidents or events :  account Let's hear your story of what happened.

  2. 2 :  a short often amusing tale My grandfather tells stories of his childhood.

  3. 3 :  a fictional tale shorter than a novel

  4. 4 :  a widely told rumor

  5. 5 :  3lie, falsehood They made up a story of how the window got broken.


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story

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noun sto·ry \ˈstȯr-ē\
variants: also

storey

\ˈstȯr-ē\

Definition of story for Students

plural

stories

also

storeys

  1. :  a set of rooms or an area making up one floor level of a building The building is 20 stories high.



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