What is the meaning of story?


  • 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.
    • usage: "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
  • A piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events.
    • usage: "he writes stories for the magazines"
  • A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale.
    • usage: "what level is the office on"
  • A record or narrative description of past events.
    • usage: "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
  • A short account of the news.
    • usage: "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"
  • A trivial lie.
    • usage: "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories"
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APAWordNet. (2010). story. Retrieved April 24, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/story/definitions/1216081
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "story" http://smartdefine.org/story/definitions/1216081 (accessed April 24, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "story" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/story/definitions/1216081>
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