Story

Definition of Story

Sto´ry
n.1.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.
Story post
(Arch.) a vertical post used to support a floor or superincumbent wall.
1.A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.
One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.
- Barrow.
Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story.
- Ed. Rev.
The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.
- Sir W. Temple.
2.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.
3.A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.
v. t.1.To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
[imp. & p. p. Storied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Storying.]
How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
- Shak.
It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.
- Bp. Wilkins.

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