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Definitions and Synonyms of story | Another word for story | What is story?

Definition 1: a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what level is the office on?

Synonyms for story in the sense of this definition

(story is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of story ) the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage

(... is a kind of story ) the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building

(... is a kind of story ) floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage

(... is a kind of story ) floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space

(... is a kind of story ) intermediate floor just above the ground floor

(... is part of story) a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place

"there was a three-story building on the corner" "it was an imposing edifice"

Definition 2: a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he writes stories for the magazines

(story is a kind of ...) a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact

(... is a kind of story ) the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.

"the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"

(... is a kind of story ) (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message

"the parable of the prodigal son"

(... is a kind of story ) a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people

(... is a kind of story ) a short moral story (often with animal characters)

(... is a kind of story ) a prose narrative shorter than a novel

(... is a kind of story ) a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events

(... is a kind of story ) a story dealing with love

(... is a kind of story ) a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie

(... is a kind of story ) a story of an adventure

(story is a part of ...) the decisive moment in a novel or play

"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

(story is a part of ...) a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one

Definition 3: a short account of the news - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for story in the sense of this definition

(story is a kind of ...) information reported in a newspaper or news magazine

"the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"

(... is a kind of story ) report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group

(... is a kind of story ) a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)

(... is a kind of story ) an official report (usually sent in haste)

(... is a kind of story ) a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true

(... is a kind of story ) a news report that is reported first by one news organization

"he got a scoop on the bribery of city officials"

Definition 4: a trivial lie - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for story in the sense of this definition

(story is a kind of ...) a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth

(... is a kind of story ) an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for story in the sense of this definition

(story is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of story ) an excessively sentimental narrative

(... is a kind of story ) an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story

(... is a kind of story ) a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk

(... is a kind of story ) a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy

(... is a kind of story ) a story about fairies; told to amuse children

(... is a kind of story ) a tale in rhymed verse for children

(... is an instance of story) an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer

Definition 6: a record or narrative description of past events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where story or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for story in the sense of this definition

(story is a kind of ...) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

(... is a kind of story ) a history of the ancient world

(... is a kind of story ) a history of a word

(... is a kind of story ) detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment

(... is a kind of story ) writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

(... is a kind of story ) a chronological account of events in successive years

(... is a kind of story ) an account of the series of events making up a person's life

(... is a kind of story ) a detailed account or description of something

"he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"

(story belongs to category ...) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings

"he teaches Medieval history" "history takes the long view"

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