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Definition of "story" [sto•ry]

  • An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious, as: (noun)
  • An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events: The witness changed her story under questioning. (noun)
  • An anecdote: came back from the trip with some good stories. (noun)
  • A lie: told us a story about the dog eating the cookies. (noun)
  • A usually fictional prose or verse narrative intended to interest or amuse the hearer or reader; a tale. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "story" in a sentence
  • "The cold truth of crisis management is that \ "telling your side of the story\" only works when you have a story to tell."
  • "It made me realise what sort of short story I enjoy: a story with a lot of worldbuilding where information needed to understand 'what's going on' comes out in the course of the plot; a story which has 'real' characters with 'real' issues other than to solve what the heck is going on *in just this story*."
  • "You will also find St. Godric of Finchale in the calendar of saints, and they are one and the same, the story of his very long life come down to us as he told it in his old age to Reginald of Durham -- although _this _story is not in there."