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sto•ry1(ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i)
n., pl. -ries, n.
sto•ry2(ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i)
n., pl. -ries.
Sto•ry(ˈstɔr i, ˈstoʊr i)
A story is a description of imaginary people and events, written or told in order to entertain people. The plural of story is stories.
A description of a series of real events can also be called a story.
In American English, a story is also one of the floors or levels in a building.
In British English, one of these floors is called a storey.
Past participle: storied
|Noun||1.||story - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"|
tearjerker - an excessively sentimental narrative
tall tale - an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
sob story, sob stuff - a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress; designed to arouse sympathy
nursery rhyme - a tale in rhymed verse for children
|2.||story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"|
fiction - a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact
mystery story, whodunit, mystery - a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
short story - a prose narrative shorter than a novel
myth - a traditional story accepted as history; serves to explain the world view of a people
parable - (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message; "the parable of the prodigal son"
plot - the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.; "the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal"
culmination - the decisive moment in a novel or play; "the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"
|3.||story - a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale; "what level is the office on?"|
basement, cellar - the lowermost portion of a structure partly or wholly below ground level; often used for storage
building, edifice - a structure that has a roof and walls and stands more or less permanently in one place; "there was a three-story building on the corner"; "it was an imposing edifice"
first floor, ground floor, ground level - the floor of a building that is at or nearest to the level of the ground around the building
attic, garret, loft - floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
loft - floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
|4.||story - a record or narrative description of past events; "a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"|
history - the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
ancient history - a history of the ancient world
etymology - a history of a word
case history - detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
historical document, historical paper, historical record - writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)
biography, life history, life story, life - an account of the series of events making up a person's life
record - anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
recital - a detailed account or description of something; "he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"
|5.||story - a short account of the news; "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"|
news - information reported in a newspaper or news magazine; "the news of my death was greatly exaggerated"
newsletter, newssheet - report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group
bulletin - a brief report (especially an official statement issued for immediate publication or broadcast)
urban legend - a story that appears mysteriously and spreads spontaneously in various forms and is usually false; contains elements of humor or horror and is popularly believed to be true
|6.||story - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"|
his story is that → según él dice ..., según lo que él cuenta ...
but that's another story → pero eso es otro cantar
a children's story → un cuento infantil
the story goes that → se dice or se cuenta que ...
the story of her life → la historia de su vida
that's the story of my life! → ¡siempre me pasa lo mismo!
it's a long story → es/sería largo de contar
to cut a long story short → en resumidas cuentas, en pocas palabras
it's the same old story → es la historia de siempre
to tell a story (fictional) → contar un cuento; (= recount what happened) → contar or narrar una historia
the marks tell their own story → las señales hablan por sí solas, las señales no necesitan interpretación
the full story has still to be told → todavía no se ha hecho pública toda la historia
what a story this house could tell! → ¡cuántas cosas nos diría esta casa!
the story of their travels → la relación de sus viajes
that's not the whole story → eso no es todo
Do you know any good ghost stories? → Tu connais de bonnes histoires de fantômes?
I told her the story of my life
BUT Je lui ai raconté ma vie.
... but that's another story → ... mais c'est une autre histoire
it's the same old story → c'est toujours la même histoire
What a story! I don't believe a word of it → Quelle histoire! Je n'y crois pas un mot.
story1 [ˈstɔːrɪ] n
short story (Literature) → novella
that's not the whole story → non è tutto
it's the same old story → è sempre la solita storia
to cut a long story short → per farla breve
but that's another story → ma questa è un'altra storia
that's the story of my life! (fam) → per me va sempre a finire così!
to tell stories (fam) (lies) → raccontare storie