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Plot vs. Story

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Plotnoun

(authorship) The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

Storynoun

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

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

Plotnoun

An area or land used for building on or planting on.

Storynoun

A lie, fiction.

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

Plotnoun

A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.

Storynoun

A soap opera.

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

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Plotnoun

A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable.

‘The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.’; ‘The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.’;

Storynoun

(obsolete) History.

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

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.’;

Plotnoun

Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

Storynoun

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Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Storynoun

(obsolete) A building or edifice.

Plotverb

(transitive) To conceive (a crime, etc).

‘They had plotted a robbery.’;

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.’;

Plotverb

(transitive) To trace out (a graph or diagram).

‘They plotted the number of edits per day.’;

Storynoun

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Plotverb

(transitive) To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).

‘Every five minutes they plotted their position.’;

Storyverb

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

Plotverb

(intransitive) To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.

‘They were plotting against the king.’;

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.

Plotnoun

A small extent of ground; a plat; as, a garden plot.

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.’;

Plotnoun

A plantation laid out.

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.

Plotnoun

A plan or draught of a field, farm, estate, etc., drawn to a scale.

Storynoun

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

Plotnoun

Any scheme, stratagem, secret design, or plan, of a complicated nature, adapted to the accomplishment of some purpose, usually a treacherous and mischievous one; a conspiracy; an intrigue; as, the Rye-house Plot.

‘I have overheard a plot of death.’; ‘O, think what anxious moments pass betweenThe birth of plots and their last fatal periods!’;

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.’;

Plotnoun

A share in such a plot or scheme; a participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.

‘And when Christ saith, Who marries the divorced commits adultery, it is to be understood, if he had any plot in the divorce.’;

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’;

Plotnoun

Contrivance; deep reach of thought; ability to plot or intrigue.

Storynoun

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

‘he writes stories for the magazines’;

Plotnoun

A plan; a purpose.

Storynoun

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

‘what level is the office on?’;

Plotnoun

In fiction, the story of a play, novel, romance, or poem, comprising a complication of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means.

‘If the plot or intrigue must be natural, and such as springs from the subject, then the winding up of the plot must be a probable consequence of all that went before.’;

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’;

Plotverb

To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to delineate.

‘This treatise plotteth down Cornwall as it now standeth.’;

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’;

Plotverb

To form a scheme of mischief against another, especially against a government or those who administer it; to conspire.

‘The wicked plotteth against the just.’;

Storynoun

a trivial lie;

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

Plotverb

To contrive a plan or stratagem; to scheme.

‘The prince did plot to be secretly gone.’;

Storynoun

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

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

Plotverb

To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.

Storynoun

a plot or storyline

‘the novel has a good story’;

Plotnoun

a secret scheme to do something (especially something underhand or illegal);

‘they concocted a plot to discredit the governor’; ‘I saw through his little game from the start’;

Storynoun

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

‘stories in the local papers’;

Plotnoun

a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation;

‘a bean plot’; ‘a cabbage patch’; ‘a briar patch’;

Storynoun

a piece of gossip; a rumour

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

Plotnoun

the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc.;

‘the characters were well drawn but the plot was banal’;

Storynoun

a false statement; a lie

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

Plotnoun

a chart or map showing the movements or progress of an object

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’;

Plotverb

plan secretly, usually something illegal;

‘They plotted the overthrow fo the government’;

Storynoun

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

‘during police interviews, Harper changed his story’;

Plotverb

make a schematic or technical drawing of that shows how things work or how they are constructed

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’;

Plotverb

make a plat of;

‘Plat the town’;

Storynoun

the facts about the present situation

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

Plotnoun

a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful

‘there's a plot to overthrow the government’;

Storynoun

the commercial prospects or circumstances of a particular company

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

Plotnoun

the main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence

‘the plot consists almost entirely of a man and woman falling in love’; ‘he outlined his idea for a movie plot’;

Storynoun

variant spelling of storey

Plotnoun

a small piece of ground marked out for a purpose such as building or gardening

‘a vegetable plot’;

Plotnoun

a graph showing the relation between two variables.

Plotnoun

a diagram, chart, or map.

Plotverb

secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)

‘the two men are serving sentences for plotting a bomb campaign’; ‘brother plots against brother’;

Plotverb

devise the sequence of events in (a play, novel, film, or similar work)

‘in a crime story you have to plot carefully to achieve the surprise at the end’; ‘she would plot a chapter as she drove’;

Plotverb

mark (a route or position) on a chart

‘he started to plot lines of ancient sites’;

Plotverb

mark out or allocate (points) on a graph

‘the dependent variable's points are plotted on the Y axis’;

Plotverb

make (a curve) by marking out a number of points on a graph

‘a cooling curve is plotted and the freezing point determined’;

Plotverb

illustrate by use of a graph

‘it is possible to plot fairly closely the rate at which recruitment of girls increased’;

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