sto·ry /ˈstori, ˈstɔr-/
Sto·ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Storied p. pr. & vb. n. Storying.] 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.
Sto·ry n.; pl. Stories 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 storey.]
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.
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. [Colloq.]
n 1: a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence
or course of events; presented in writing or drama or
cinema or as a radio or television program; "his
narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain
adults as well as children" [syn: narrative, narration,
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,
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]