What does story mean?

Definitions for story
ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr isto·ry

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word story.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. narrative, narration, story, talenoun

    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

    "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"

  2. storynoun

    a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

    "he writes stories for the magazines"

  3. floor, level, storey, storynoun

    a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

    "what level is the office on?"

  4. history, account, chronicle, storynoun

    a record or narrative description of past events

    "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"

  5. report, news report, story, account, write upnoun

    a short account of the news

    "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"

  6. fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddlenoun

    a trivial lie

    "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"

Wiktionary

  1. storynoun

    An account of real or fictional events.

    The book tells the story of two roommates.

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

  2. storynoun

    A lie.

    You've been telling stories again, haven't you?

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

  3. storynoun

    A floor or level of a building; a storey.

    Our shop was on the fourth story of the building, so we had to install an elevator.

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

  4. storynoun

    A soap opera.

    What will she do without being able to watch her stories?

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

  5. storynoun

    History.

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

  6. storynoun

    A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.

    Etymology: From estorie, from historia, from ἱστορία. Compare history and storey.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Storyverb

    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

    Etymology: [OF. estor, estore, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.]

  2. Storynoun

    a narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record

    Etymology: [OF. estor, estore, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.]

  3. Storynoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. estor, estore, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.]

  4. Storynoun

    a euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story

    Etymology: [OF. estor, estore, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.]

  5. Storyverb

    to tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story

    Etymology: [OF. estor, estore, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Story

    Story was a magazine founded in 1931 by journalist-editor Whit Burnett and his first wife, Martha Foley, in Vienna, Austria. Showcasing short stories by new authors, 67 copies of the debut issue were mimeographed in Vienna, and two years later, Story moved to New York City where Burnett and Foley created The Story Press in 1936. By the late 1930s, the circulation of Story had climbed to 21,000 copies. Authors introduced in Story included Charles Bukowski, Erskine Caldwell, John Cheever, Junot Diaz, James T. Farrell, Joseph Heller, J. D. Salinger, Tennessee Williams and Richard Wright. Other authors in the pages of Story included Ludwig Bemelmans, Carson McCullers and William Saroyan. The magazine sponsored various awards, and it held an annual college fiction contest. Burnett's second wife, Hallie Southgate Burnett, began collaborating with him in 1942. During this period, Story published the early work of Truman Capote, John Knowles and Norman Mailer. Story was briefly published in book form during the early 1950s, returning to a magazine format in 1960. Due to a lack of funds, Story folded in 1967, but it maintained its reputation through the Story College Creative Awards, which Burnett directed from 1966 to 1971.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Story

    stō′ri, n. history or narrative of incidents in their sequence: an account, report, statement: an anecdote: the plot of a novel or drama: a lie, a fib, a fictitious narrative.—v.t. to tell or describe historically, to relate: to adorn with sculptured or painted scenes from history.—v.i. to relate.—adjs. Storiā′ted, decorated with elaborate ornamental designs; Stō′ried, told or celebrated in a story: having a history: interesting from the stories belonging to it: adorned with scenes from history.—ns. Storiol′ogist, one learned in the comparative study of folk-tales; Storiol′ogy, the scientific study of folk-tales; Stō′ry-book, a book of stories or tales true or fictitious; Stō′ry-tell′er, one who relates tales, a liar; Stō′ry-tell′ing, act of relating stories: lying. [A short form of history.]

  2. Story

    Storey, stō′ri, n. a division of a house reached by one flight of stairs: a set of rooms on the same floor.—The upper story, the brain. [O. Fr. estoreeestorer—L. instaurāre, to build.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'story' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #732

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'story' in Written Corpus Frequency: #847

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'story' in Nouns Frequency: #204

Anagrams for story »

  1. ryots, tyros

  2. Ryots

  3. Tyros

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of story in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of story in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of story in a Sentence

  1. Princess Diana biographer:

    I hope readers of my book will get a sense of who these women are, it’s a story that anyone with a sibling can identify with. It’s about understanding the complex dance between two sisters with different priorities, different paths. But in the end, they supported each other.

  2. Paul Reiser today .:

    The Carson company is run by his nephew, and when we told him the story, he laughed and said, ‘ That’s my life story. ’ He got a summer job working in his uncle Johnny’s show. His summer job became a longer job and before you know it, he’s there forever. No matter how much he screwed up, everybody said, ‘ Well, that’s Johnny’s kid. You ca n’t touch him. ’ We obviously did n’t know that, but thought it was perfect.

  3. Trey Yingst:

    There's a lot of chaos around us depending on the war zone. Sometimes it's rocket fire, sometimes it's a ballistic missile, sometimes it's small arms fire, and you got to breathe, you've got to relax, understand that if you're panicking, or you're running around, you can't get the story out. And you also have to remember that people are relying on you to give them a clear picture of what's happening on the ground. They understand there's chaos, they understand that Russia has invaded a sovereign country, so how do we distill this down in a way that people can grasp but then ultimately care about?

  4. Maria Kang:

    Not a celebrity. Not getting millions to look great in a movie( hello, Hustlers !) or dating a hot athlete( although my hubby is kinda cute !) BUT, it doesn't matter, own Jennifer Lopez story. Create Jennifer Lopez own accountability. Don't make excuses for Jennifer Lopez inaction. If she can do it, if I can do it, if thousands of working moms who come in all sizes, shapes and ages can do it - then YOU CAN DO IT !!!

  5. Bankhaus Lampe:

    The German growth story is basically a consumption story.

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