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English noun: story

1. story (communication) 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

SamplesHis narrative was interesting.
Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children.

Synonymsnarration, narrative, tale

Broader (hypernym)content, message, subject matter, substance

Narrower (hyponym)fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, folk tale, folktale, nursery rhyme, sob story, sob stuff, tall tale, tearjerker

Instance hyponymCanterbury Tales

2. story (communication) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

SamplesHe writes stories for the magazines.

Broader (hypernym)fiction

Narrower (hyponym)adventure story, allegory, apologue, fable, fable, heroic tale, legend, love story, mystery, mystery story, myth, parable, parable, plot, romance, short story, whodunit

Part holonymanticlimax, bathos, climax, culmination

3. story (artifact) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale

SamplesWhat level is the office on?.

Synonymsfloor, level, storey

Broader (hypernym)construction, structure

Narrower (hyponym)attic, basement, cellar, entresol, first floor, garret, ground floor, ground level, loft, loft, mezzanine, mezzanine floor

Part meronymbuilding, edifice

4. story (communication) a record or narrative description of past events

SamplesA history of France.
He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president.
The story of exposure to lead.

Synonymsaccount, chronicle, history

Broader (hypernym)record

Narrower (hyponym)ancient history, annals, biography, case history, chronological record, etymology, historical document, historical paper, historical record, life, life history, life story, recital

Domain categoryhistory

5. story (communication) a short account of the news

SamplesThe 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.

Synonymsaccount, news report, report, write up

Broader (hypernym)news

Narrower (hyponym)bulletin, communique, despatch, dispatch, exclusive, newsletter, newssheet, scoop, urban legend

6. story (communication) a trivial lie

SamplesHe told a fib about eating his spinach.
How can I stop my child from telling stories?.

Synonymsfib, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle

Broader (hypernym)lie, prevarication

Narrower (hyponym)cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance

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