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1 story /ˈstori/ noun
plural stories
1 story
/ˈstori/
noun
plural stories
Learner's definition of STORY
[count] : a description of how something happened
often + about or of
◊ The phrase the story goes is used to say that you are telling a story that you heard from other people.
see also horror story, sob story, success story, war story
[count]
: a description of imaginary events that is told as a form of entertainment
see also ghost story, shaggy-dog story, short story
: the series of events that happen in a story
[count] : something that is reported in a newspaper, on television, etc. : a news article or broadcast
see also cover story
[count] : a description of the most important events in someone's life
sometimes used figuratively
[count] : a condition or set of conditions that affects someone or something : situation
the story somewhat informal : basic information about someone or something
[count]
: a lie that someone tells : a false story see also cock-and-bull story, fish story
: an explanation or excuse and especially one that is not true often + about

a likely story

see 1likely
compare 2story
2 story noun
also chiefly British storey /ˈstori/
plural stories
2 story
noun
also chiefly British storey /ˈstori/
plural stories
Learner's definition of STORY
[count]
: a group of rooms or an area that forms one floor level of a building
see also multistory
compare 1story
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