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story meaning

EN[ˈstɔːɹi]
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  • Story or stories may refer to: Narrative Story (surname) A news article in print or broadcast journalism A news event or topic Story, or storey, a floor or level of a building Stories, colloquial, American expression for soap operas
  • NounPLstoriesSUF-ory
    1. A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
      1. A lie.
        1. You’ve been telling stories again, haven’t you? ‎
      2. (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
        1. What will she do without being able to watch her stories? ‎
      3. OBS History.
        1. A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
          1. What's the story with him? ‎
          2. I tried it again; same story, no error message, nothing happened. ‎
        2. OBS A building or edifice.
          1. (chiefly US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
          2. VerbSGstoriesPRstoryingPT, PPstoried
            1. To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • 2008, Jean-Benoit Nadeau & al., The Story of French, 34
                • The stakes are low and the story beats are incidental amid the rush of largely mild visual gags and verbal sallies like “Blood Island! So called because it’s the exact shape of some blood!”
                • This is the common story of superstition, from the totemism of savage tribes and the image-worship of semi-civilized peoples on to the heathenism of the Mass.
              2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • There have been many refilmings of that classic story.
                • Paranoid behavior, too, is often seen in the manifestation of hostility toward such tales, when the listener thinks that he or she is being challenged by what sounds like an antiguru story.
                • If you'd spoken to anyone else about it, you'd have heard a very different story.

            Meaning of story for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "story" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                • Verbs
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