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    story - Dictionary definition and meaning for word story

    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : narration , narrative , tale
    Example Sentence
    • his narrative was interesting
    • Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children
    (noun) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
    Example Sentence
    • he writes stories for the magazines
    (noun) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    Synonyms : floor , level , storey
    Example Sentence
    • what level is the office on?
    (noun) a record or narrative description of past events
    Synonyms : account , chronicle , history
    Example Sentence
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
    (noun) a short account of the news
    Synonyms : account , news report , report , write up
    Example Sentence
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious
    (noun) a trivial lie
    Synonyms : fib , tale , taradiddle , tarradiddle
    Example Sentence
    • he told a fib about eating his spinach
    • how can I stop my child from telling stories?
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