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story         

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1]  

      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse  
2      (Also called)    short story   a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel  
3      (Also called)    story line   the plot of a book, film, etc.  
4    an event that could be the subject of a narrative  
5    a report or statement on a matter or event  
6    the event or material for such a report  
7    Informal   a lie, fib, or untruth  
8    cut (or make) a long story short   to leave out details in a narration  
9    Informal  
the same old story   the familiar or regular course of events  
10    the story goes   it is commonly said or believed  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   tr  
11    to decorate (a pot, wall, etc.) with scenes from history or legends  
     (C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history)  
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story          [2]  
      n   pl   , -ries      another spelling (esp. U.S.) of       storey  

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fairy tale   , story         
      n  
1    a story about fairies or other mythical or magical beings, esp. one of traditional origin told to children  
2    a highly improbable account  


cock-and-bull story  
      n  
Informal   an obviously improbable story, esp. a boastful one or one used as an excuse  
shaggy dog story  
      n  
Informal   a long rambling joke ending in a deliberate anticlimax, such as a pointless punch line  
short story  
      n   a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp. one that concentrates on a single theme  
sob story  
      n   a tale of personal distress intended to arouse sympathy, esp. one offered as an excuse or apology  
story          [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse  
2      (Also called)    short story   a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel  
3      (Also called)    story line   the plot of a book, film, etc.  
4    an event that could be the subject of a narrative  
5    a report or statement on a matter or event  
6    the event or material for such a report  
7    Informal   a lie, fib, or untruth  
8    cut (or make) a long story short   to leave out details in a narration  
9    Informal  
the same old story   the familiar or regular course of events  
10    the story goes   it is commonly said or believed  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   tr  
11    to decorate (a pot, wall, etc.) with scenes from history or legends  
     (C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history)  
story          [2]  
      n   pl   , -ries      another spelling (esp. U.S.) of       storey  
story line  
      n   the plot of a book, film, play, etc.  

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folk tale   , story         
      n   a tale or legend originating among a people and typically becoming part of an oral tradition  


cock-and-bull story  
      n  
Informal   an obviously improbable story, esp. a boastful one or one used as an excuse  
shaggy dog story  
      n  
Informal   a long rambling joke ending in a deliberate anticlimax, such as a pointless punch line  
short story  
      n   a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp. one that concentrates on a single theme  
sob story  
      n   a tale of personal distress intended to arouse sympathy, esp. one offered as an excuse or apology  
story          [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse  
2      (Also called)    short story   a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel  
3      (Also called)    story line   the plot of a book, film, etc.  
4    an event that could be the subject of a narrative  
5    a report or statement on a matter or event  
6    the event or material for such a report  
7    Informal   a lie, fib, or untruth  
8    cut (or make) a long story short   to leave out details in a narration  
9    Informal  
the same old story   the familiar or regular course of events  
10    the story goes   it is commonly said or believed  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   tr  
11    to decorate (a pot, wall, etc.) with scenes from history or legends  
     (C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history)  
story          [2]  
      n   pl   , -ries      another spelling (esp. U.S.) of       storey  
story line  
      n   the plot of a book, film, play, etc.  

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storey   ,   (U.S.)   story         
      n   pl   , -reys, -ries  
1    a floor or level of a building  
2    a set of rooms on one level  
     (C14: from Anglo-Latin historia, picture, from Latin: narrative, probably arising from the pictures on medieval windows)  


cock-and-bull story  
      n  
Informal   an obviously improbable story, esp. a boastful one or one used as an excuse  
shaggy dog story  
      n  
Informal   a long rambling joke ending in a deliberate anticlimax, such as a pointless punch line  
short story  
      n   a prose narrative of shorter length than the novel, esp. one that concentrates on a single theme  
sob story  
      n   a tale of personal distress intended to arouse sympathy, esp. one offered as an excuse or apology  
story          [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a narration of a chain of events told or written in prose or verse  
2      (Also called)    short story   a piece of fiction, briefer and usually less detailed than a novel  
3      (Also called)    story line   the plot of a book, film, etc.  
4    an event that could be the subject of a narrative  
5    a report or statement on a matter or event  
6    the event or material for such a report  
7    Informal   a lie, fib, or untruth  
8    cut (or make) a long story short   to leave out details in a narration  
9    Informal  
the same old story   the familiar or regular course of events  
10    the story goes   it is commonly said or believed  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   tr  
11    to decorate (a pot, wall, etc.) with scenes from history or legends  
     (C13: from Anglo-French estorie, from Latin historia; see history)  
story          [2]  
      n   pl   , -ries      another spelling (esp. U.S.) of       storey  
story line  
      n   the plot of a book, film, play, etc.  

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story

  
1    account, anecdote, chronicle, fictional account, history, legend, narration, narrative, novel, recital, record, relation, romance, tale, urban legend, version, yarn  
2      (informal)   falsehood, fib, fiction, lie, pork pie     (Brit. slang)   porky     (Brit. slang)   untruth, white lie  
3    article, feature, news, news item, report, scoop  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
transformation of a story or a product in a game
n.
adding narrative to a topic ; transforming some facts into a story
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