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story1 British & World English

An account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment

story2 British & World English

Variant spelling of storey.

story in storey British & World English

A part of a building comprising all the rooms that are on the same level

storey British & World English

A part of a building comprising all the rooms that are on the same level

Story, Joseph British & World English

(1779–1845), US Supreme Court associate justice 1811–45. Appointed to the Court by President Madison, he was the youngest associate justice ever to serve. He established the supremacy of Supreme Court rulings

tell its own tale British & World English

Be significant or revealing, without any further explanation being necessary

sob story British & World English

A story or explanation intended to make someone feel sympathy for the person relating it

scare story British & World English

A sensational account or news report that arouses fear or alarm about a particular issue

short story British & World English

A story with a fully developed theme but significantly shorter and less elaborate than a novel

cover story British & World English

A magazine article that is illustrated or advertised on the front cover

fairy story British & World English

A children’s tale about magical and imaginary beings and lands

fish story British & World English

An incredible or far-fetched story

story time British & World English

A regular time at which a story is read aloud to children

ghost story British & World English

A story about ghosts, intended to be frightening

nancy story British & World English

A traditional African folk tale about Anancy the spider, who overcomes others by cunning

story editor British & World English

An editor who advises on the content and form of film or television scripts

success story British & World English

A successful person or thing

detective story British & World English

A story whose plot revolves around the investigation and solving of a crime

end of story British & World English

Used to emphasize that there is nothing to add on a matter just mentioned

a tall story British & World English

An account that is fanciful and difficult to believe

the story goes British & World English

It is said or rumoured

a likely story British & World English

Used to express disbelief of an account or excuse

second-story man British & World English

A burglar who enters through an upper-story window

shaggy-dog story British & World English

A long, rambling story or joke, typically one that is amusing only because it is absurdly inconsequential or pointless

hard-luck story British & World English

An account of one’s problems intended to gain someone else’s sympathy or help

it's a long story British & World English

Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too painful or complicated

cock and bull story British & World English

An implausible story used as an explanation or excuse

but that's another story British & World English

Used after raising a matter to indicate that one does not want to expand on it for now

a tall story in tall British & World English

An account that is fanciful and difficult to believe

end of story in end British & World English

Used to emphasize that there is nothing to add on a matter just mentioned

to cut a long story short British & World English

Used to end an account of events quickly

shaggy-dog story in shaggy British & World English

A long, rambling story or joke, typically one that is amusing only because it is absurdly inconsequential or pointless

a likely story in likely British & World English

Used to express disbelief of an account or excuse

it's the story of one's life British & World English

Used as a resigned acknowledgement that one has experienced a particular misfortune too often

tell its own tale in tell1 British & World English

Be significant or revealing, without any further explanation being necessary

it's a long story in story1 British & World English

Used to indicate that, for now, one does not want to talk about something that is too painful or complicated

herstory British & World English

History viewed from a female or specifically feminist perspective

the story in story1 British & World English

The facts about the present situation

clerestory British & World English

The upper part of the nave, choir, and transepts of a large church, containing a series of windows

but that's another story in story1 British & World English

Used after raising a matter to indicate that one does not want to expand on it for now

backstory British & World English

A history or background created for a fictional character in a film or television programme

photostory British & World English

A strip cartoon with photographs in place of drawings

storyteller British & World English

A person who tells stories

counterstory British & World English

An alternative or opposing narrative or explanation

it's the story of one's life in story1 British & World English

Used as a resigned acknowledgement that one has experienced a particular misfortune too often

to cut a long story short in story1 British & World English

Used to end an account of events quickly

a tall story or tale in tall British & World English

An account that is fanciful and difficult to believe


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