Hypertext Webster Gateway: "story"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Story \Sto"ry\, n.; pl. {Stories}. [OF. estor['e], estor['e]e,
built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store.
See {Store}, v. t.]
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. [Written also

Note: A story comprehends the distance from one floor to
another; as, a story of nine or ten feet elevation. The
spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below
upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house
of one story, of two stories, of five stories.

{Story post} (Arch.), a vertical post used to support a floor
or superincumbent wall.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Story \Sto"ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Storied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a
story; to narrate or describe in story.

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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Story \Sto"ry\, n. [OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L.
historia. See {History}.]
1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a
description of past events; a history; a statement; a

One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.

Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive
story. --Ed. Rev.

The four great monarchies make the subject of
ancient story. --Sir W.

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. --Addison.

3. A euphemism or child's word for ``a lie;'' a fib; as, to
tell a story. [Colloq.]

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: an account describing incidents or events; "a farfetched
narrative"; "after dinner he told the children stories
of his adventures" [syn: {narration}, {narrative}, {tale},
{recital}, {yarn}]
2: a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events;
"he writes stories for the magazines"
3: structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a
single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the
office on?" [syn: {floor}, {level}, {storey}]
4: a record or narrative description of past events: "a history
of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to
kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead" [syn:
{history}, {account}, {chronicle}]
5: a short account of the news; "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" [syn: {report}, {news report}, {account},
{write up}]
6: a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach";
"how can I stop my child from telling stories?" [syn: {fib},
{tale}, {tarradiddle}, {taradiddle}]

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