story

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

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.

Origin of story

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1175–1225; Middle English storie < Anglo-French estorie < Latin historia history
Related formssto·ry·less, adjective

Definition for story (2 of 3)

story

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[ 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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1350–1400; Middle English storie < Anglo-Latin historia picture decorating a building, a part of the building so decorated, hence floor, story < Latin historia history

Definition 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)

story

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/ (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)

story

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/ (ˈstɔːrɪ) /

noun plural -ries

another spelling (esp US) of storey
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Idioms and Phrases with story

story


In addition to the idiom beginning with story

  • story of my life, the

also see:

  • cock and bull story
  • cover story
  • fish story
  • hard-luck story
  • make a long story short
  • old story
  • same old story
  • shaggy dog story
  • sob story
  • upper story
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