Word of the Day: Story

sto-ry / stôrē



sense 1

  1. an account of events; an anecdote

Behind every smile, there’s a story of a personal struggle.

Adrienne C. Moore, 1980-


  1. a fictitious tale shorter than a novel

If you can’t sit in a café quietly and be ignored, how can you observe human nature and write a story?

Evangeline Lilly, 1979-


  1. a news piece, whether broadcast or written/printed

Whether you work in news, sport, politics, whatever, it’s exactly the same; a story is a story, is a story.

Jill Douglas, 1969-


  1. situation

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

Walter Cronkite, 1916-2009


sense 2

  1. the space in a building between two adjacent floors

It is bad luck to fall out of a thirteenth story window on a Friday.

American Proverb



  1. to adorn with an account from history or some other anecdote

You get to be wiser by storying the world and seeing it through other forms of consciousness than your own.

Aidan Chambers, 1934-