see also: Story
  • IPA: /ˈstɔː.ɹi/

story (plural stories)

  1. A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
    • Venice, with its unique city and its impressive story
    • The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.
    The book tells the story of two roommates.
  2. A lie, fiction.
    You’ve been telling stories again, haven’t you?
  3. (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
    What will she do without being able to watch her stories?
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things
      He stood on the doorstep for a minute, listening for sounds inside the house — a radio, a TV tuned to one of the stories […]
  4. (obsolete) History.
    • 1644, John Milton, Aeropagitica:
      […] who is so unread or so uncatechis'd in story, that hath not heard of many sects refusing books as a hindrance, and preserving their doctrine unmixt for many ages, only by unwritt'n traditions.
  5. A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
    What's the story with him?
    I tried it again; same story, no error message, nothing happened.
    The images it captured help tell a story of extreme loss: 25 percent of its ice and four of its 19 glaciers have disappeared since 1957.
  6. (Internet) A chronological collection of pictures or short videos published by a user on an application or website that is typically only available for a short period.
    stop posting entire concerts on your story
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story (stories, present participle storying; past and past participle storied)

  1. To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.
    • 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene v]:
      How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
    • It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.

story (plural stories)

  1. (obsolete) A building or edifice.
  2. (chiefly US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
    Synonyms: floor, level
    • 1900, Charles W. Chesnutt, The House Behind the Cedars, chapter I:
      The lower story of the market-house was open on all four of its sides to the public square.
    Our shop was on the fourth story of the building, so we had to install an elevator.
  3. (typography) Alternative form of storey#English|storey

Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. An unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Arkansas.
  3. An unincorporated community in Van Buren Township, Brown County.
  4. A ghost town in St. Clair County, Missouri.
  5. An unincorporated community in Sioux County, Nebraska.
  6. A census-designated place in Sheridan County, Wyoming.

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