Stories



noun, plural stories.
1.
a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; tale.
2.
a fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
3.
such narratives or tales as a branch of literature:
song and story.
4.
the plot or succession of incidents of a novel, poem, drama, etc.:
The characterizations were good, but the story was weak.
5.
a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc.
6.
a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration:
the story of medicine; the story of his life.
7.
a report or account of a matter; statement or allegation:
The story goes that he rejected the offer.
8.
news story.
9.
a lie or fabrication:
What he said about himself turned out to be a story.
10.
Obsolete. history.
verb (used with object), storied, storying.
11.
to ornament with pictured scenes, as from history or legend.
12.
Obsolete. to tell the history or story of.
noun, plural stories.
1.
a complete horizontal section of a building, having one continuous or practically continuous floor.
2.
the set of rooms on the same floor or level of a building.
3.
any major horizontal architectural division, as of a façade or the wall of a nave.
4.
a layer.
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse
2.
Also called short story. a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel
3.
Also called story line. the plot of a book, film, etc
4.
an event that could be the subject of a narrative
5.
a report or statement on a matter or event
6.
the event or material for such a report
7.
(informal) a lie, fib, or untruth
8.
cut a long story short, make a long story short, to leave out details in a narration
9.
(informal) the same old story, the familiar or regular course of events
10.
the story goes, it is commonly said or believed
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
11.
to decorate (a pot, wall, etc) with scenes from history or legends
noun (pl) -ries
1.
another spelling (esp US) of storey
store

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