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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
story (noun)
1.
archaic
a) - history
b) - history
2.
a) an account of incidents or events
b) a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in question
c) - anecdote , especially an amusing one
3.
a) a fictional narrative shorter than a novel , specifically - short story
b) the intrigue or plot of a narrative or dramatic work
4.
a widely circulated rumor
5.
- lie falsehood
6.
- legend romance
7.
a news article or broadcast
8.
- matter situation
story (verb)
transitive verb
1.
archaic to narrate or describe in story
2.
to adorn with a story or a scene from history
story (noun)
1.
a) the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof
b) a set of rooms in such a space
c) a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building - one story high
2.
a horizontal division of a building's exterior not necessarily corresponding exactly with the within - stories
Story (biographical name)
Joseph 1779–1845 Am. jurist
Story (biographical name)
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Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
story (noun)
1.
a work with imaginary characters and events that is shorter and usually less complex than a novel
SYNONIMS:
narrative, novelette, novella, short story, tale, yarn
RELATED WORDS:
bedtime story; exemplum, fable, parable; anecdote, joke; fairy tale, folktale, legend, myth, romance; account, annals, chronicle, history, record, report
story (noun)
2.
a brief account of something interesting that happened especially to one personally
SYNONIMS:
anecdote, tale, yarn
RELATED WORDS:
episode, event, happening, incident, occurrence; recital, recitation
story (noun)
3.
a report of recent events or facts not previously known
SYNONIMS:
advice(s), 411, gen, info, information, intelligence, item, story, tidings, uncos, word
RELATED WORDS:
announcement, bulletin, communication, correspondence, dispatch, message, reportage; dope, lowdown, scoop, tidbit ( titbit), tip; gossip, rumor, tale, tattle; feedback; disinformation, propaganda
story (noun)
4.
a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened
SYNONIMS:
chronicle, chronology, commentary ( commentaries), history, narration, narrative, record, report, story
RELATED WORDS:
version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest ( geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study
story (noun)
5.
a rumor or report of a personal or sensational nature
SYNONIMS:
canard, story, whisper
RELATED WORDS:
dirt, gossip, scuttlebutt, talebearing, talk, tattle; dirty laundry, dirty linen; defamation, libel, slander; hearsay; fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, lie, mendacity, prevarication, untruth, whopper
story (noun)
6.
a statement known by its maker to be untrue and made in order to deceive
SYNONIMS:
fable, fabrication, fairy tale, falsehood, falsity, fib, mendacity, prevarication, story, tale, taradiddle ( tarradiddle), untruth, whopper
RELATED WORDS:
distortion, exaggeration, half-truth; ambiguity, equivocation, obliquity; defamation, libel, slander; perjury; bluff, fiction, pose, pretense ( pretence); humbug, jive, nonsense; canard, fallacy, misconception, myth; falsification, misinformation, misreport, misrepresentation, misstatement; deceit, deceitfulness, dishonesty, duplicity, fraudulence
NEAR ANTONYMS:
fact, truism, verity; honesty, truthfulness, veracity; authentication, confirmation, substantiation, validation, verification
truth
story (noun)
7.
the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work
SYNONIMS:
plot, story, story line
RELATED WORDS:
subplot; arc, development; design, outline, plan, scheme; argument, mythos, subject, theme
story (noun)
8.
position with regard to conditions and circumstances
SYNONIMS:
ball game, deal, footing, picture, posture, scene, status, story
RELATED WORDS:
rank, standing; place, spot, state; score, status quo
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