Definition of Story by Merriam-Webster

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sto·​ry

| ˈstȯr-ē
How to pronounce story (audio)

1a

: an account of incidents or events

b

: a statement regarding the facts pertinent to a situation in question

c

: anecdote

especially

: an amusing one

2a

: a fictional narrative shorter than a novel

specifically

: short story

b

: the intrigue or plot of a narrative or dramatic work

3

: a widely circulated rumor

6

: a news article or broadcast

transitive verb

1

: to adorn with a story or a scene from history

2
archaic

: to narrate or describe in story

ˈstȯr-ē
How to pronounce story (audio)

variants:
or less commonly storey

plural stories
also storeys

1a

: the space in a building between two adjacent floor levels or between a floor and the roof

b

: a set of rooms in such a space

c

: a unit of measure equal to the height of the story of a building

one story high

2

: a horizontal division of a building’s exterior not necessarily corresponding exactly with the stories within

Sto·​ry

| ˈstȯr-ē
How to pronounce Story (audio)

Joseph 1779–1845 American jurist

William Wetmore 1819–1895 son of Joseph Story American sculptor

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