story


story
story
story1 [stôr′ē]
n.
pl. stories [ME storie < OFr estoire < L historia: see HISTORY]
1. the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious; account; narration
2. an anecdote or joke
3.
a) a fictitious literary composition in prose or poetry, shorter than a novel; narrative; tale; specif., SHORT STORY
b) the form of literature represented by such compositions
4. the plot of a novel, play, film, etc.
5.
a) a report or rumor
b) Informal a falsehood or fib
6. romantic legend or history
7.
a) a news event or a report of it
b) Informal the pertinent facts or circumstances relating to a particular person, situation, etc., esp. such facts not widely known or previously revealed [what's his story? what's the story on your firing?]
8. Informal the situation with regard to the subject being discussed; the aggregate of facts or circumstances involved [what's the story on the hostages?]
vt.
storied, storying
1. Archaic to tell the story of
2. to decorate with paintings, etc. representing scenes from history or legend
SYN.- STORY1, the broadest in scope of these words, refers to a series of connected events, true or fictitious, that is written or told with the intention of entertaining or informing; NARRATIVE is a more formal word, referring to the kind of prose that recounts happenings; TALE, a somewhat elevated or literary term, usually suggests a simple, leisurely story, more or less loosely organized, especially a fictitious or legendary one; ANECDOTE applies to a short, entertaining account of a single incident, usually personal or biographical
story2 [stôr′ē]
n.
pl. stories [ME < ML historia, a picture (< L: see HISTORY): prob. from use of “storied” windows or friezes marking the outside of different floors]
1. a section or horizontal division of a building, extending from the floor to the ceiling or roof lying directly above it; floor [a hotel ten stories high]
2. all the rooms on the same level of a building
3. any horizontal section or division

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