What is story?

  • (noun): A message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program.
    Synonyms: narrative, narration, tale
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on story:

Idomeneus
... Like most of the other leaders of the Greeks, he is alive and well as the story comes to a close ... and the French 17th century writer François Fénelon, the story continues as follows after the war, Idomeneus's ship hit a terrible storm. 1781 opera seria by Mozart, is based on the story of Idomeneus's return to Crete ...
Xyanide - Story
... However, Aguira's transport vessel is struck by a nearby asteroid orbiting the sun, killing everyone on board but fatally injuring Aguira ... To her surprise, the asteroid was rich in a chemical called Xyanide, a chemical known for its abilities to make an exposed person's thoughts become reality ...
Joseph Colaco
... East and India including Chicago's 100-story John Hancock Center, 75-story JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, 160-story Burj Khalifa Tower in Dubai (present tallest tower in the world) and The Imperial Twin Towers, Tardeo ...
'Salem's Lot
... The story involves a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town where he lived as a boy between the ages of 9 through 13 (Jerusalem's Lot, or 'Salem's Lot for short) in ... in the short stories "Jerusalem's Lot" and "One for the Road", both from King's 1978 short story collection Night Shift ... Tabitha King, thought the original title sounded too much like a "bad sex story" ...

More definitions of "story":

  • (noun): Structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building.
    Synonyms: floor, level, storey
  • (noun): A record or narrative description of past events.
    Example: "The story of exposure to lead"
    Synonyms: history, account, chronicle
  • (noun): A piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events.
    Example: "He writes stories for the magazines"

Famous quotes containing the word story:

    If any proof were needed of the progress of the cause for which I have worked, it is here tonight. The presence on the stage of these college women, and in the audience of all those college girls who will some day be the nation’s greatest strength, will tell their own story to the world.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    Television programming for children need not be saccharine or insipid in order to give to violence its proper balance in the scheme of things.... But as an endless diet for the sake of excitement and sensation in stories whose plots are vehicles for killing and torture and little more, it is not healthy for young children. Unfamiliar as yet with the full story of human response, they are being misled when they are offered perversion before they have fully learned what is sound.
    Dorothy H. Cohen (20th century)

    If we are on the outside, we assume a conspiracy is the perfect working of a scheme. Silent nameless men with unadorned hearts. A conspiracy is everything that ordinary life is not. It’s the inside game, cold, sure, undistracted, forever closed off to us. We are the flawed ones, the innocents, trying to make some rough sense of the daily jostle. Conspirators have a logic and a daring beyond our reach. All conspiracies are the same taut story of men who find coherence in some criminal act.
    Don Delillo (b. 1926)