Meaning and Origin
What does the name Story mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
User Submitted Meanings
- According to a user from India, the name Story is of Bantu origin and means "Royal bloom".
- According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Story means "My name is Shazarah so I know. Trinidad and tobago: Royal flower. Norway: queen of queens".
- According to a user from Arizona, U.S., the name Story means "Love and kindness".
Note: ☞ A story comprehends the distance from one floor to another; as, a story of nine or ten feet elevation. The spaces between floors are numbered in order, from below upward; as, the lower, second, or third story; a house of one story, of two stories, of five stories.
Etymology: OF. estoré estorée, built, erected, p. p. of estorer to build, restore, to store. See Store (v. t.)
- A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record."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.]
- 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.
- A euphemism or child's word for “a lie;” a fib; as, to tell a story .(Colloq)
Etymology: OE. storie, OF. estoire, F. histoire, fr. L. historia. See History
- A structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
- A piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
- A record or narrative description of past events ("a history of France" and "the story of exposure to lead")
- A short account of the news ("the story was on the 11 o'clock news")
- A trivial lie
- 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
From Middle English storie, storye, from Anglo-Norman estorie, from Late Latin storia, an aphetic form of Latin historia (“history; story”), from Ancient Greek ἱστορία (historía, “history”). Compare history and storey (“floor of a building”).
- A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
- The book tells the of two roommates.
- A lie, fiction.
- You’ve been telling again, haven’t you?
- (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
- What will she do without being able to watch her ?
- (obsolete) History.
- A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
- What's the with him?
- I tried it again; same , no error message, nothing happened.
From Middle English story, from Old French *estoree (“a thing built, a building”), from estoree (“built”), feminine past participle of estorer (“to build”), from Latin instaurare (“to construct, build, erect”).
- (obsolete) A building or edifice.
- (chiefly US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
- Our shop was on the fourth of the building, so we had to install an elevator.
- (typography) Alternative form of storey