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|
|Samples||His narrative was interesting.|
Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children.
|Synonyms||narration, 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 hyponym||Canterbury Tales|
|2.||story (communication) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events|
|Samples||He writes stories for the magazines.|
|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 holonym||anticlimax, bathos, climax, culmination|
|3.||story (artifact) a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale|
|Samples||What level is the office on?.|
|Synonyms||floor, 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 meronym||building, edifice|
|4.||story (communication) a record or narrative description of past events|
|Samples||A history of France.|
He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president.
The story of exposure to lead.
|Synonyms||account, chronicle, history|
|Narrower (hyponym)||ancient history, annals, biography, case history, chronological record, etymology, historical document, historical paper, historical record, life, life history, life story, recital|
|5.||story (communication) a short account of the news|
|Samples||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.
|Synonyms||account, news report, report, write up|
|Narrower (hyponym)||bulletin, communique, despatch, dispatch, exclusive, newsletter, newssheet, scoop, urban legend|
|6.||story (communication) a trivial lie|
|Samples||He told a fib about eating his spinach.|
How can I stop my child from telling stories?.
|Synonyms||fib, tale, taradiddle, tarradiddle|
|Broader (hypernym)||lie, prevarication|
|Narrower (hyponym)||cock-and-bull story, fairy story, fairy tale, fairytale, song and dance|