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story

noun [C]  /ˈstɔr·i, ˈstoʊr·i/ us  

story noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

a description of events that actually happened or that are invented: There was a news story on television about flooding on the west coast. My daughter won’t go to bed without hearing a bedtime story. A story can also be a lie: Don’t tell me any stories – I want to know what really happened.

story noun [C] (LEVEL)

a level of a building: She lived on the third floor of a seven-story building.
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