story - storey

story - storey
'story'
A story is a description of imaginary people and events, written or told in order to entertain people. The plural of `story' is stories.

Tell me a story.

Kunta remembered the stories he had heard so many times.

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Note that a description of a series of real events can also be called a story.

We had succeeded in selling the story of the expedition to the Daily Express.

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In American English, a story is also one of the floors or levels in a building.

The house was four stories high.

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'storey'
In British English, one of these floors is called a storey.

The house was three storeys high.

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See entry at ↑ storey - floor.
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  • storey - story — ◊ story A story is a description of imaginary people and events, written or told in order to entertain people. The plural of story is stories. Tell me a story. Kunta remembered the stories he had heard so many times. Note that a description of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • storey - floor — ◊ storey You refer to the different levels in a building as its storeys or floors. If you are saying how many levels a building has, you usually use storeys. For example, you say The new hospital is five storeys high or I work in a six storey… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Storey (surname) — Storey is a surname, and may refer to* Awvee Storey * Barron Storey * Bobby Storey * David Storey * Elsdon Storey * Edward Farris Storey * Gerry Storey * Ian Storey Moore * John Storey * Marcus Storey * Mark Storey * Michael Storey: **Michael… …   Wikipedia

  • Storey — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David Storey (* 1933), britischer Autor Dominic Storey (* 1989), neuseeländischer Rennfahrer Dudley Storey (* 1939), neuseeländischer Ruderer Ian Storey Moore (* 1945), englischer Fußballspieler und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • story — storey, story For storey and floor see floor, storey. The plural form is storeys. In AmE story is the usual form and its plural is stories; and what in BrE is a three storeyed house is in AmE a three storied house …   Modern English usage

  • storey — Story Sto ry, n.; pl. {Stories}. [OF. estor[ e], estor[ e]e, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See {Store}, v. t.] A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • storey / story —    Storey is the British spelling of story when this word refers to a floor of a building: The upper storeys of the building comprised apartments. The US spelling of this sense of the word is also story.    A story is a tale related in speech or… …   Confused words

  • storey / story —    Storey is the British spelling of story when this word refers to a floor of a building: The upper storeys of the building comprised apartments. The US spelling of this sense of the word is also story.    A story is a tale related in speech or… …   Confused words

  • Story (surname) — Story is a surname, and may refer to* Edward Story (died 1503), English Bishop * Jamie Story * John Story * John Douglas Story, Australian public servant * Joseph Story (1779 ndash;1845), American jurist * Liz Story * Ralph Story (1920… …   Wikipedia

  • Story — bezeichnet als Anglizismus: einen Essay eine Erzählung eine Kurzgeschichte die Abfolge der Plots einer Filmproduktion: siehe insbesondere Storyboard, eine zeichnerische Version eines Drehbuchs oder die Visualisierung eines Konzeptes bzw. einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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