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storynoun [C]

uk   /ˈstɔː.ri/  us   /ˈstɔːr.i/

story noun [C] (DESCRIPTION)

A2 a description, either true or imagined, of a connected series of events: Will you read/tell me a story, daddy? Martha chose her favourite book of bedtime stories. He writes children's stories. I don't know if it's true but it's a good story (= entertaining to listen to although probably not true). She gave me her version of what had happened, but it would be interesting to hear his half/side of the story (= the events as described by him). Apparently his first words to her were "Will you marry me?" or so the story goes (= that is what people say happened).B2 a report in a newspaper or on a news broadcast of something that has happened: The main story in the papers today is the president's speech.C2 a lie: He made up some story about having to be at his aunt's wedding anniversary.
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story noun [C] (LEVEL)

B2 US (UK storey) a level of a building: a three-story house Their new house has four stories including the attic.
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