A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.
an account of an occurrence or occurrences (The newspaper story told about last Friday's fire in the Pinelands)
an informal unit of distance equal to the average distance between floors of a building. In British English the spelling is "storey" and the plural is "storeys"; Americans write "story" and "stories." Typically a story equals 10 to 12 feet (3.0-3.6 meters). The origin of this use of the word "story" is not entirely clear, but in medieval times a tier of sculptures or stained glass windows on the front of a cathedral was called a stor(e)y because it usually told a story, and the number of stories was a measure of the size of the building.
a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
a message told with words and other symbols, invoking familiar images from the subconscious, which then generate an internal dialogue between our conscious and subconscious
a translation, but its telling may also be a refusal to translate
a true, personal account told using images and sound
a way of telling something
What happens and how it is told (see E.M. Forster's def.)