- storystory1 [stôr′ē]n.pl. stories [ME storie < OFr estoire < L historia: see HISTORY]1. the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious; account; narration2. an anecdote or joke3.a) a fictitious literary composition in prose or poetry, shorter than a novel; narrative; tale; specif., SHORT STORYb) the form of literature represented by such compositions4. the plot of a novel, play, film, etc.5.a) a report or rumorb) Informal a falsehood or fib6. romantic legend or history7.☆ a) a news event or a report of itb) Informal the pertinent facts or circumstances relating to a particular person, situation, etc., esp. such facts not widely known or previously revealed [what's his story? what's the story on your firing?]8. Informal the situation with regard to the subject being discussed; the aggregate of facts or circumstances involved [what's the story on the hostages?]vt.storied, storying1. Archaic to tell the story of2. to decorate with paintings, etc. representing scenes from history or legendSYN.- STORY1, the broadest in scope of these words, refers to a series of connected events, true or fictitious, that is written or told with the intention of entertaining or informing; NARRATIVE is a more formal word, referring to the kind of prose that recounts happenings; TALE, a somewhat elevated or literary term, usually suggests a simple, leisurely story, more or less loosely organized, especially a fictitious or legendary one; ANECDOTE applies to a short, entertaining account of a single incident, usually personal or biographicalstory2 [stôr′ē]n.pl. stories [ME < ML historia, a picture (< L: see HISTORY): prob. from use of “storied” windows or friezes marking the outside of different floors]1. a section or horizontal division of a building, extending from the floor to the ceiling or roof lying directly above it; floor [a hotel ten stories high]2. all the rooms on the same level of a building3. any horizontal section or division
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.