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History vs. Story

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Historynoun

The aggregate of past events.

‘History repeats itself if we don’t learn from its mistakes.’;

Storynoun

A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.

‘The book tells the story of two roommates.’;

Historynoun

The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.

‘He teaches history at the university.’; ‘History will not look kindly on these tyrants.’; ‘He dreams of an invention that will make history.’;

Storynoun

A lie, fiction.

‘You’ve been telling stories again, haven’t you?’;

Historynoun

(countable) A set of events involving an entity.

‘What is your medical history?’; ‘The family's history includes events best forgotten.’;

Storynoun

A soap opera.

‘What will she do without being able to watch her stories?’;

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Historynoun

(countable) A record or narrative description of past events.

‘I really enjoyed Shakespeare's tragedies more than his histories.’;

Storynoun

(obsolete) History.

Historynoun

A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.

‘A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy.’; ‘He has a history of cancer in his family.’;

Storynoun

A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.

‘What's the story with him?’; ‘I tried it again; same story, no error message, nothing happened.’;

Historynoun

A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.

‘I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL. Luckily, I didn't clear my history.’;

Storynoun

}} A temporary collection of a user's recently publicized snaps.

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Historynoun

(informal) Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.

‘I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history.’;

Storynoun

(obsolete) A building or edifice.

Historynoun

(uncountable) Shared experience or interaction.

‘There is too much history between them for them to split up now.’; ‘He has had a lot of history with the police.’;

Storynoun

A floor or level of a building; a storey.

‘Our shop was on the fourth story of the building, so we had to install an elevator.’;

Historyverb

(obsolete) To narrate or record.

Storynoun

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Historynoun

A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.

Storyverb

To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.

Historynoun

A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; - distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.

‘Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.’; ‘For aught that I could ever read,Could ever hear by tale or history.’; ‘What histories of toil could I declare!’; ‘Justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;It is to history he trusts for praise.’; ‘No more yet of this;For 't is a chronicle of day by day,Not a relation for a breakfast.’; ‘Many glorious examples in the annals of our religion.’;

Storynoun

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.

Historyverb

To narrate or record.

Storynoun

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.’; ‘Venice, with its unique city and its Impressive story.’; ‘The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story.’;

Historynoun

the aggregate of past events;

‘a critical time in the school's history’;

Storynoun

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.

Historynoun

the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future;

‘all of human history’;

Storynoun

A euphemism or child's word for "a lie;" a fib; as, to tell a story.

Historynoun

a record or narrative description of past events;

‘a history of France’; ‘he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president’; ‘the story of exposure to lead’;

Storyverb

To tell in historical relation; to make the subject of a story; to narrate or describe in story.

‘How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.’; ‘It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.’;

Historynoun

the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings;

‘he teaches Medieval history’; ‘history takes the long view’;

Storynoun

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;

‘his narrative was interesting’; ‘Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children’;

Historynoun

all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge;

‘the dawn of recorded history’; ‘from the beginning of history’;

Storynoun

a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events;

‘he writes stories for the magazines’;

History

History (from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning ) is the study of the past. Events before the invention of writing systems are considered prehistory.

‘inquiry; knowledge acquired by investigation’;

Storynoun

structure consisting of a room or set of rooms comprising a single level of a multilevel building;

‘what level is the office on?’;

Storynoun

a record or narrative description of past events;

‘a history of France’; ‘he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president’; ‘the story of exposure to lead’;

Storynoun

a short account of the news;

‘the report of his speech’; ‘the story was on the 11 o'clock news’; ‘the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious’;

Storynoun

a trivial lie;

‘he told a fib about eating his spinach’; ‘how can I stop my child from telling stories?’;

Storynoun

an account of imaginary or real people and events told for entertainment

‘I'm going to tell you a story’; ‘an adventure story’;

Storynoun

a plot or storyline

‘the novel has a good story’;

Storynoun

a report of an item of news in a newspaper, magazine, or broadcast

‘stories in the local papers’;

Storynoun

a piece of gossip; a rumour

‘there have been lots of stories going around, as you can imagine’;

Storynoun

a false statement; a lie

‘Ellie never told stories—she had always believed in the truth’;

Storynoun

an account of past events in someone's life or in the development of something

‘the film is based on a true story’; ‘the story of modern farming’;

Storynoun

a particular person's representation of the facts of a matter

‘during police interviews, Harper changed his story’;

Storynoun

a situation viewed in terms of the information known about it or its similarity to another

‘United kept on trying but it was the same old story—no luck’; ‘having such information is useful, but it is not the whole story’;

Storynoun

the facts about the present situation

‘What's the story on this man? Is he from around here?’;

Storynoun

the commercial prospects or circumstances of a particular company

‘the investors' flight to profitable businesses with solid stories’;

Storynoun

variant spelling of storey

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