|1.||[ noun ] an account describing incidents or events|
|Synonyms:||tale narrative recital yarn narration|
"a farfetched narrative" "after dinner he told the children stories of his adventures"
|Related terms:||report message fairytale tall_tale sob_story relation nursery_rhyme tearjerker folktale canterbury_tales introduction body conclusion tell tell tell yarn|
|2.||[ noun ] (writing) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events|
"he writes stories for the magazines"
|Related terms:||fiction legend myth mystery plot short_story fable parable love_story adventure_story climax anticlimax|
|3.||[ noun ] structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building|
|Synonyms:||floor storey level|
"what level is the office on?"
|Related terms:||structure basement ground_floor loft loft mezzanine building|
|4.||[ noun ] a record or narrative description of past events|
|Synonyms:||account history chronicle|
: "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"
|Related terms:||record biography case_history historical_document annals etymology ancient_history recital history|
|5.||[ noun ] (news) a short account of the news|
|Synonyms:||report account write_up news_report|
"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"
|Related terms:||news dispatch newsletter bulletin exclusive write_up|
|6.||[ noun ] a trivial lie|
|Synonyms:||tale taradiddle tarradiddle fib|
"he told a fib about eating his spinach" "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
|Related terms:||lie fairytale fib|
|7.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1494|