(Sto"ry), n. [OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L. historia. See History.]
1. A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a
One malcontent who did indeed get a name in story.Barrow.
Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story.Ed. Rev.
The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.Sir W. Temple.
2. The relation of an incident or minor event; a short narrative; a tale; especially, a fictitious narrative less
elaborate than a novel; a short romance. Addison.
3. A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story. [Colloq.]
(Sto"ry), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Storied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Storying.] To tell in historical relation; to
make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.
How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.Shak.
It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.Bp. Wilkins.
(Sto"ry*book`) n. A book containing stories, or short narratives, either true or false.
1. One who tells stories; a narrator of anecdotes,incidents, or fictitious tales; as, an amusing story- teller.
2. An historian; in contempt. Swift.
3. A euphemism or child's word for "a liar."
(Sto"ry-tell`ing), a. Being accustomed to tell stories. n. The act or practice of telling
1. One who writes short stories, as for magazines.
2. An historian; a chronicler. [Obs.] "Rathums, the story-writer." 1 Esdr. ii. 17.
(Stot) n. [AS. stotte a hack, jade, or worthless horse; cf. Sw. stut a bull, Dan. stud an ox. Cf.
1. A horse. [Obs.] Chaucer. Thorold Rogers.
2. A young bull or ox, especially one three years old. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Stote) n. (Zoöl.) See Stoat.
(Stound) v. i. [Cf. Astound, Stun.] To be in pain or sorrow. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]
(Stound) a. [See Stound, v. i.] Stunned. [Obs.]