STORY, noun [Latin , Gr.]
1. A verbal narration or recital of a series of facts or incidents. WE observe in children a strong passion for hearing stories.
2. A written narrative of a series of facts or events. There is probably on record no story more interesting than that of Joseph in Genesis.
3. History; a written narrative or account of past transactions, whether relating to nations or individuals.
The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story
4. Petty tale; relation of a single incident or of trifling incidents.
5. A trifling tale; a fiction; a fable; as the story of a fairy. In popular usage, story is sometimes a softer term for a lie.
6. A loft; a floor; or a set of rooms on the same floor or level. A story comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as a story of nine or ten feet elevation. Hence each floor terminating the space is called a story; as a house of one story of two stories, of five stories. The farm houses in New England have usually two stories; the houses in Paris have usually five stories; a few have more; those in London four. But in the United States the floor next the ground is the first story; in France and England, the first floor or story is the second from the ground.
STORY, verb transitive
1. To tell in historical relation; to narrate.
How worthy he is, I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.
[This verb is chiefly used in the passive participle.]
2. To range one under another. [Little Used.]