- David (Malcolm). born 1933, British novelist and dramatist. His best-known works include the novels This Sporting Life (1960) and A Serious Man (1998) and the plays In Celebration (1969), Home (1970), and Stages (1992)
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- British Termsstory2.
- Literaturea telling of events;
- Literaturea fictional tale, shorter and less involved than a novel. Also, short story.
- Literaturethe plot or events of a novel, poem, drama, etc.
- a report of the facts of a matter in question:She wrote a story about him in the local newspaper.
- a lie:Now children, you must not tell stories; tell me what really happened.
sto•ry2 /ˈstɔri/USA pronunciation n.[countable], pl. -ries.
- Building, Architecturea complete horizontal section of a building, as from the floor to the ceiling;
one floor or level:How many stories are there in that apartment building?
- Architecturethe set of rooms on the same floor.
- (used after numbers) having (the stated number of) stories:a five-story apartment building.
- Literaturea narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader;
- Literaturea fictitious tale, shorter and less elaborate than a novel.
- Literaturesuch narratives or tales as a branch of literature:song and story.
- Literaturethe plot or succession of incidents of a novel, poem, drama, etc.:The characterizations were good, but the story was weak.
- a narration of an incident or a series of events or an example of these that is or may be narrated, as an anecdote, joke, etc.
- a narration of the events in the life of a person or the existence of a thing, or such events as a subject for narration:the story of medicine; the story of his life.
- a report or account of a matter;
statement or allegation:The story goes that he rejected the offer.
- JournalismSee news story.
- a lie or fabrication:What he said about himself turned out to be a story.
- to ornament with pictured scenes, as from history or legend.
- [Obs.]to tell the history or story of.
- Latin historia history
- Anglo-French estorie
- Middle English storie 1175–1225
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged legend, fable, romance;
anecdote, record, history, chronicle.
- 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged recital.
- 7.See corresponding entry in Unabridged description.
sto•ry2 (stôr′ē, stōr′ē),USA pronunciation n., pl. -ries.
- Building, Architecturea complete horizontal section of a building, having one continuous or practically continuous floor.
- Architecturethe set of rooms on the same floor or level of a building.
- Architectureany major horizontal architectural division, as of a façade or the wall of a nave.
- a layer.
- Latin historia history
- Anglo-Latin historia picture decorating a building, a part of the building so decorated, hence floor, story
- Middle English storie 1350–1400
Sto•ry (stôr′ē, stōr′ē),USA pronunciation n.
- BiographicalJoseph, 1779–1845, U.S. jurist.
- a floor or level of a building
- a set of rooms on one level