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Story - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Story' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Story [ n.]
- A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
- The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less elaborate than a novel; a short romance.
- A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.
2 . Story [ v. t.]
- A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.
- To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.

Meaning of 'Story' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . story [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a record or narrative description of past events
Example in sentence:
  • a history of France;
  • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president;
  • the story of exposure to lead
Meaning (2):
- a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program
Example in sentence:
  • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children;
  • his narrative was interesting
Meaning (3):
- a trivial lie
Example in sentence:
  • he told a fib about eating his spinach;
  • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
Meaning (4):
- a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
Example in sentence:
  • he writes stories for the magazines
Meaning (5):
- a short account of the news
Example in sentence:
  • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious;
  • the report of his speech;
  • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
Meaning (6):
- a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
Example in sentence:
  • what level is the office on?