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story

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[ stawr-ee, stohr-ee ]
/ ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i /
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noun, plural sto·ries.
verb (used with object), sto·ried, sto·ry·ing.
to ornament with pictured scenes, as from history or legend.
Obsolete. to tell the history or story of.
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Origin of story

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First recorded in 1200–50; Middle English stori(e), store, “(written or oral) narrative; history,” from Anglo-French (e)storie (Old French estoire), from Latin historia history

OTHER WORDS FROM story

sto·ry·less, adjective

Other definitions for story (2 of 3)

story2
[ stawr-ee, stohr-ee ]
/ ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i /

noun, plural sto·ries.
a complete horizontal section of a building, having one continuous or practically continuous floor.
the set of rooms on the same floor or level of a building.
any major horizontal architectural division, as of a façade or the wall of a nave.
a layer.
Also especially British, sto·rey .

Origin of story

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First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English stori(e), from Anglo-Latin (hi)storia architetcure term for a picture decorating a building, a part of the building so decorated, hence floor, story, from Latin historia history

Other definitions for story (3 of 3)

Story
[ stawr-ee, stohr-ee ]
/ ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i /

noun
Joseph, 1779–1845, U.S. jurist.
William Wet·more [wet-mawr, -mohr], /ˈwɛtˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/, 1819–95, U.S. sculptor and poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for story (1 of 2)

story1
/ (ˈstɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
to decorate (a pot, wall, etc) with scenes from history or legends

Word Origin for story

C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history

British Dictionary definitions for story (2 of 2)

story2
/ (ˈstɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
another spelling (esp US) of storey
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