1. [ noun ] an account describing incidents or events
Synonyms: tale narrative recital yarn narration

"a farfetched narrative" "after dinner he told the children stories of his adventures"

Related terms: report message fairytale tall_tale sob_story relation nursery_rhyme tearjerker folktale canterbury_tales introduction body conclusion tell tell tell yarn
2. [ noun ] (writing) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

Related terms: fiction legend myth mystery plot short_story fable parable love_story adventure_story climax anticlimax
3. [ noun ] structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building
Synonyms: floor storey level

"what level is the office on?"

Related terms: structure basement ground_floor loft loft mezzanine building
4. [ noun ] a record or narrative description of past events
Synonyms: account history chronicle

: "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"

Related terms: record biography case_history historical_document annals etymology ancient_history recital history
5. [ noun ] (news) a short account of the news
Synonyms: report account write_up news_report

"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"

Related terms: news dispatch newsletter bulletin exclusive write_up
6. [ noun ] a trivial lie
Synonyms: tale taradiddle tarradiddle fib

"he told a fib about eating his spinach" "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"

Related terms: lie fairytale fib
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1494
Similar spelling:   Strey