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story

 
Noun story has 6 senses
  1. narrative, narration, story, tale - 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"
    --1 is a kind of message, content, subject matter, substance
    --1 has particulars:
     tearjerker; Canterbury Tales; tall tale; folktale, folk tale; sob story, sob stuff; fairytale, fairy tale, fairy story; nursery rhyme
  2. story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
    --2 is a kind of
    fiction
    --2 has parts: climax, culmination; anticlimax, bathos
    --2 has particulars:
     adventure story, heroic tale; mystery, mystery story, whodunit; love story, romance; legend, fable; short story; fable, parable, allegory, apologue; myth; parable; plot
  3. floor, level, storey, story - structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building; "what level is the office on?"
    --3 is a kind of structure, construction
    --3 is a part of building, edifice
    --3 has particulars:
     basement, cellar; ground floor, first floor, ground level; loft, attic, garret; loft; mezzanine, mezzanine floor
  4. history, account, chronicle, 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"
    --4 is a kind of record
    --4 has particulars:
     ancient history; etymology; case history; historical document, historical paper, historical record; annals, chronological record; biography, life, life story, life history; recital
  5. report, news report, story, account, write up - 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"
    --5 is a kind of news
    --5 has particulars:
     newsletter, newssheet; bulletin; dispatch, despatch, communique; exclusive, scoop
  6. fib, story, tale, tarradiddle, taradiddle - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
    --6 is a kind of lie, prevarication
    --6 has particulars:
     fairytale, fairy tale, fairy story, cock-and-bull story, song and dance
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