1. (n.) A set of rooms on the same floor or level; a floor, or the space between two floors. Also, a horizontal division of a building's exterior considered architecturally, which need not correspond exactly with the stories within.

2. (n.) A narration or recital of that which has occurred; a description of past events; a history; a statement; a record.

3. (n.) 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.

4. (n.) A euphemism or child's word for a lie; a fib; as, to tell a story.

5. (v. t.) To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.

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