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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia




See GAMES, I, 4.


sto'-ri-rit-er: In the sense of chronicler or historian occurs in 1 Esdras 2:17 (margin "recorder") and 2:25.

5152. tristegon -- the third story
... the third story. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: tristegon Phonetic
Spelling: (tris'-teg-on) Short Definition: having three stories, the third ...
// - 6k

3454. muthos -- a speech, story, ie a fable
... a speech, story, ie a fable. Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine Transliteration: muthos
Phonetic Spelling: (moo'-thos) Short Definition: an idle tale, fable ...
// - 6k

5253. huperoon -- the upper story, the upper rooms
... the upper story, the upper rooms. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration:
huperoon Phonetic Spelling: (hoop-er-o'-on) Short Definition: an upper room ...
// - 6k

508. anogeon -- upper room.
... upper room. From ano and ge; above the ground, ie (properly) the second floor of
a building; used for a dome or a balcony on the upper story -- upper room. ...
// - 6k

3026. leros -- silly talk
... idle tale. Apparently a primary word; twaddle, ie An incredible story -- idle tale.
(leros) -- 1 Occurrence. 3025b, 3026. leros. 3027 . Strong's Numbers.
// - 6k

1351. dilogos -- given to repetition, double-tongued
... double-tongued. From dis and logos; equivocal, ie Telling a different story --
double-tongued. see GREEK dis. see GREEK logos. (dilogous) -- 1 Occurrence. ...
// - 7k

3056. logos -- a word (as embodying an idea), a statement, a ...
... 2), reason (2), reasonable (1), remark (1), report (1), said (1), say (1), saying
(4), sayings (1), speaker (1), speech (10), statement (18), story (1), talk (1 ...
// - 8k

136. ainos -- praise (noun)
... praise. Apparently a prime word; properly, a story, but used in the sense of epainos;
praise (of God) -- praise. see GREEK epainos. (ainon) -- 2 Occurrences. ...
// - 6k

Strong's Hebrew
4097. midrash -- study, exposition, midrash
... story. From darash; properly, an investigation, ie (by implication) a treatise or
elaborate compilation -- story. see HEBREW darash. 4096, 4097. ...
/hebrew/4097.htm - 6k

4609. ma'alah -- what comes up
... what comes up. Transliteration: ma'alah Phonetic Spelling: (mah-al-aw') Short
Definition: step. things that come up, high degree, deal, go up, stair, step, story ...
/hebrew/4609.htm - 6k

5952. allith -- a roof chamber
... chamber. From alah; a second-story room -- chamber. Compare aliyah. see HEBREW alah.
see HEBREW aliyah. 5951, 5952. allith or illi. 5953 . Strong's Numbers
/hebrew/5952.htm - 6k

4605. maal -- above, upwards
... heaven (4), high above (1), high* (1), higher (4), highly (2), hovered* (2), older
(2), onward (2), over (4), over* (1), severe (1), successive story (1), top ...
/hebrew/4605.htm - 6k

7992. shelishi -- third (an ordinal number)
... Ordinal from shalowsh; third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day,
year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) -- third (part, rank, time ...
/hebrew/7992.htm - 6k

5944. aliyyah -- a roof chamber
... Feminine from alah; something lofty, ie A stair-way; also a second-story room (or
even one on the roof); figuratively, the sky -- ascent, (upper) chamber ...
/hebrew/5944.htm - 6k

3326. yatsua -- a couch, bed
... bed, lean-to. Passive participle of yatsa'; spread, ie A bed; (architecture) an
extension, ie Wing or lean-to (a single story or collectively): ...
/hebrew/3326.htm - 6k

7713. sederah -- row, rank (of soldiers)
... board, range. From an unused root meaning to regulate; a row, ie Rank (of soldiers),
story (of rooms) -- board, range. 7712, 7713. sederah. 7714 . ...
/hebrew/7713.htm - 6k

6471. paam -- a beat, foot, anvil, occurrence
... Word Origin from paam Definition a beat, foot, anvil, occurrence NASB Word Usage
all (1), annual* (1), anvil (1), each story (1), feet (9), footsteps (3 ...
/hebrew/6471.htm - 6k

3330b. yatsia -- flat surface
... flat surface. Transliteration: yatsia Short Definition: stories. Word Origin from
yatsa Definition flat surface NASB Word Usage stories (2), story (1). ...
/hebrew/3330b.htm - 5k


Story of a Soul
Story of a Soul. <. Story of a Soul Saint Therese of Lisieux. Table of Contents.
// of a soul/

Child's Story of the Bible
Child's Story of the Bible. <. Child's Story of the Bible Mary A. Lathbury.
Produced by Al Haines Table of Contents. Title Page. PREFACE. ...
// story of the bible/

The Story of Prophets and Kings
The Story of Prophets and Kings. <. The Story of Prophets and Kings Ellen
Gould White. Table of Contents. Title Page. Prophets and Kings. ...
// story of prophets and kings/

Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls
Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls. <. Fifty-Two Story Talks
To Boys And Girls Howard J. Chidley. Produced by Audrey ...
// story talks to boys and girls/

The Story of a Soul
The Story of a Soul. <. The Story of a Soul Therese Martin (of Lisieux).
Produced by David McClamrock Table of Contents. Title Page. ...
// story of a soul/

The Story of the Hymns and Tunes
The Story of the Hymns and Tunes. <. The Story of the Hymns and
Tunes Theron Brown. Hezekiah Butterworth; E-text prepared ...
// story of the hymns and tunes/

Make it a Story.
... Jesus Make it a Story. ... Well, the modern newspaperman's rule in his work is this:
"Make it a story." This is his leading rule in all his writing work. ...
/.../gordon/quiet talks with world winners/make it a story.htm

A Fish-Story
Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls. <. ... A FISH-STORY. A recent
writer tells in one of his books of an experience he ...
/.../chidley/fifty-two story talks to boys and girls/a fish-story.htm

How to Tell a Story
... HOW TO TELL A STORY. ... De Quincey wanted all story-tellers to be submerged
in a horse-pond, or treated in the same manner as mad dogs. ...
// on talking/how to tell a story.htm

Greater Things: The story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka
Greater Things: The story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka. <. Greater Things: The
story of Saint Stanislaus Kostka William T. Kane. Table of Contents. ...
/.../kane/greater things the story of saint stanislaus kostka /

Story (92 Occurrences)
... 4. (n.) A euphemism or child's word for a lie; a fib; as, to tell a story. ... Int. Standard
Bible Encyclopedia. STORY. sto-ri. See COMMENTARY. STORY TELLING. ...
/s/story.htm - 34k

... 1. (n.) A Feigned story or tale, intended to instruct or amuse; a fictitious narration
intended to enforce some useful truth or precept; an apologue. ...
/f/fable.htm - 12k

Korah (51 Occurrences)
... 2. Critical Treatments of This Story: Any appreciative reader sees at once that
we have here either a history of certain miraculous facts, or a wonder-story...
/k/korah.htm - 44k

Susanna (1 Occurrence)
... 3. Contents: The story of Susanna is thus told in Theodotion's version, and
therefore in English Versions of the Bible which follows it. ...
/s/susanna.htm - 17k

Gallery (2 Occurrences)
... chambers around the Temple proper, and also the "building before the separate place
which was at the back thereof," and the three-story structure containing ...
/g/gallery.htm - 11k

Innocents (2 Occurrences)
... Why was the story told? ... The story is told for the express purpose of explaining why
the heir of David, who was born at Bethlehem, lived at Nazareth. ...
/i/innocents.htm - 20k

Massacre (1 Occurrence)
... Why was the story told? ... The story is told for the express purpose of explaining why
the heir of David, who was born at Bethlehem, lived at Nazareth. ...
/m/massacre.htm - 20k

Parable (52 Occurrences)
... 15:15; 24:32; Mark 3:23; Luke 5:36; 14:7); (4) ordinarily, in a more restricted
sense, a comparison of earthly with heavenly things, "an earthly story with a ...
/p/parable.htm - 38k

Mephibosheth (13 Occurrences)
... When David was a fugitive, according to the story of Ziba (2 Samuel 16:1-4)
Mephibosheth proved unfaithful to him, and was consequently deprived of half of ...
/m/mephibosheth.htm - 17k

Games (2 Occurrences)
... GAMES. gamz: I. ISRAELITISH GAMES 1. Children's Games Mimicry 2. Sports 3. Games
of Chance and Skill 4. Story-Telling 5. Dancing 6. Proverbs 7. Riddles II. ...
/g/games.htm - 40k

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Story: Dictionary and Thesaurus |

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Story (92 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:33
The swineherds fled, and went and told the whole story in the town, including what had happened to the demoniacs.

Matthew 13:3
And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, A man went out to put seed in the earth;

Matthew 13:18
Give ear, then, to the story of the man who put the seed in the earth.

Matthew 13:24
And he gave them another story, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a man who put good seed in his field:

Matthew 13:31
He put another story before them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed which a man took and put in his field:

Matthew 13:33
Another story he gave to them: The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took, and put in three measures of meal, till it was all leavened.

Matthew 13:34
All these things Jesus said to the people in the form of stories; and without a story he said nothing to them:

Matthew 13:36
Then he went away from the people, and went into the house; and his disciples came to him, saying, Make clear to us the story of the evil plants in the field.

Matthew 15:15
Then Peter said to him, Make the story clear to us.

Matthew 28:15
So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story was noised about among the Jews, and is current to this day.

Mark 3:23
And turning to them, he said to them in the form of a story, How is it possible for Satan to put out Satan?

Mark 4:13
And he said to them, If you are not clear about this story, how will you be clear about the others?

Mark 4:30
And he said, What picture may we give of the kingdom of God, or with what story may we make it clear?

Mark 4:34
And without a story he said nothing to them: but privately to his disciples he made all things clear.

Mark 12:12
And they made attempts to take him; but they were in fear of the people, because they saw that the story was against them; and they went away from him.

Luke 1:66
All who heard the story treasured it in their memories. "What then will this child be?" they said. For the lord's hand was indeed with him.

Luke 5:36
And he said to them, in a story, No man takes a bit of cloth from a new coat and puts it on to an old coat, for so the new coat would be damaged and the bit from the new would not go well with the old.

Luke 6:39
And he gave them teaching in the form of a story, saying, Is it possible for one blind man to be guide to another? will they not go falling together into a hole?

Luke 7:17
And this story about him went through all Judaea and the places round about.

Luke 8:4
And when a great number of people came together, and men from every town went out to him, he gave them teaching in the form of a story:

Luke 8:9
And his disciples put questions to him about the point of the story.

Luke 8:11
Now this is the point of the story: The seed is the word of God.

Luke 12:16
And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain man of great wealth was very fertile:

Luke 13:6
And he made up this story for them: A certain man had a fig-tree in his garden, and he came to get fruit from it, and there was no fruit.

Luke 14:7
And he gave teaching in the form of a story to the guests who came to the feast, when he saw how they took the best seats; saying to them,

Luke 15:3
And he made a story for them, saying,

Luke 18:1
And he made a story for them, the point of which was that men were to go on making prayer and not get tired;

Luke 18:9
And he made this story for some people who were certain that they were good, and had a low opinion of others:

Luke 19:11
And while they were giving ear to these words, he made another story for them, because he was near Jerusalem, and because they were of the opinion that the kingdom of God was coming straight away.

Luke 20:9
And he gave the people this story: A man made a vine-garden and gave the use of it to some field-workers and went into another country for a long time.

Luke 20:19
And the chief priests and the scribes made attempts to get their hands on him in that very hour; and they were in fear of the people, for they saw that he had made up this story against them.

Luke 20:37
But even Moses made it clear that the dead come back to life, saying, in the story of the burning thorn-tree, The Lord, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

Luke 21:29
And he made a story for them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees;

Luke 24:11
But the whole story seemed to them an idle tale; they could not believe the women.

John 4:42
And they said to the woman, Now we have faith, but not because of your story: we ourselves have given ear to his words, and we are certain that he is truly the Saviour of the world.

John 10:6
In this Jesus was teaching them in the form of a story: but what he said was not clear to them.

Acts 4:24
And they, upon hearing the story, all lifted up their voices to God and said, "O Sovereign Lord, it is Thou who didst make Heaven and earth and sea, and all that is in them,

Acts 10:37
the story, I mean, which has spread through the length and breadth of Judaea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism which John proclaimed.

Acts 15:3
So they set out, being accompanied for a short distance by some other members of the Church; and as they passed through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told the whole story of the conversion of the Gentiles and inspired all the brethren with great joy.

Acts 20:9
A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.

Acts 22:1
My brothers and fathers, give ear to the story of my life which I now put before you.

Acts 25:14
And as they were there for some days, Festus gave them Paul's story, saying, There is a certain man here who was put in prison by Felix:

Hebrews 11:32
And why need I say more? For time will fail me if I tell the story of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, and of David and Samuel and the Prophets;

James 5:11
We say that those men who have gone through pain are happy: you have the story of Job and the troubles through which he went and have seen that the Lord was full of pity and mercy in the end.

Genesis 6:16
A light shalt thou make to the ark; and to a cubit high shalt thou finish it above. And the door of the ark shalt thou set in its side: with a lower, second, and third story shalt thou make it.

Genesis 24:66
Then the servant gave Isaac the story of all he had done.

Genesis 37:6
And he said to them, Let me give you the story of my dream.

Genesis 39:17
Then she gave him the same story, saying, The Hebrew servant whom you have taken into our house came in to make sport of me;

Genesis 39:19
It happened, when his master heard the words of his wife, which she spoke to him, saying, "This is what your servant did to me," that his wrath was kindled.
(See NIV)

Exodus 10:2
And so that you may be able to give to your son and to your son's son the story of my wonders in Egypt, and the signs which I have done among them; so that you may see that I am the Lord.

Numbers 24:15
Then he went on with his story and said, These are the words of Balaam, the son of Beor, the words of him whose eyes are open:

Numbers 24:20
Then, turning his eyes to Amalek, he went on with his story and said, Amalek was the first of the nations, but his part will be destruction for ever.

Numbers 24:21
And looking on the Kenites he went on with his story and said, Strong is your living-place, and your secret place is safe in the rock.

Numbers 24:23
Then he went on with his story and said, But who may keep his life when God does this?

Deuteronomy 4:32
Give thought now to the days which are past, before your time, from the day when God first gave life to man on the earth, and searching from one end of heaven to the other, see if such a great thing as this has ever been, or if anything like it has been talked of in story.

Deuteronomy 32:7
Keep in mind the days of the past, give thought to the years of generations gone by: go to your father and he will make it clear to you, to the old men and they will give you the story.

Joshua 4:22
Then give your children the story, and say, Israel came over this river Jordan on dry land.

Joshua 9:9
And they said to him, Your servants have come from a very far country, because of the name of the Lord your God: for the story of his great name, and of all he did in Egypt has come to our ears,

Judges 5:11
Give ear to the women laughing by the water-springs; there they will give again the story of the upright acts of the Lord, all the upright acts of his arm in Israel.

Judges 7:15
Then Gideon, hearing the story of the dream and the sense in which they took it, gave worship; then he went back to the tents of Israel, and said, Up! for the Lord has given the army of Midian into your hands.

1 Samuel 12:7
Keep your places now, while I take up the argument with you before the Lord, and give you the story of the righteousness of the Lord, which he has made clear by his acts to you and to your fathers.

1 Samuel 14:43
Then Saul said to Jonathan, Give me an account of what you have done. And Jonathan gave him the story and said, Certainly I took a little honey on the end of my rod; and now death is to be my fate.

1 Kings 1:14
And while you are still talking there with the king, see, I will come in after you and say that your story is true.

1 Kings 6:6
The nethermost story was five cubits broad, and the middle was six cubits broad, and the third was seven cubits broad; for on the outside he made offsets in the wall of the house all around, that the beams should not have hold in the walls of the house.

1 Kings 6:8
The door for the middle side chambers was in the right side of the house: and they went up by winding stairs into the middle story, and out of the middle into the third.

1 Kings 6:10
And he built the stories of the side-structure against all the house, each five cubits high; and they rested on the house with timber of cedar.
(See RSV)

1 Kings 10:7
But I had no faith in what was said about you, till I came and saw for myself; and now I see that it was not half the story; your wisdom and your wealth are much greater than they said.

2 Kings 8:5
And while he was giving the king the story of how Elisha had given life to the dead, the woman whose son had come back to life came to the king with a request for her house and her land. And Gehazi said, My lord king, this is the woman and this is her son, whose life Elisha gave back to him.

2 Kings 8:6
And in answer to the king's questions, the woman gave him all the story. So the king gave orders to one of his unsexed servants, saying, Give her back all her property, and all the produce of her fields from the day when she went away from the land up till now.

2 Kings 9:12
And they said, That is not true; now give us his story. Then he said, This is what he said to me: The Lord says, I have made you king over Israel.

2 Kings 19:11
No doubt the story has come to your ears of what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, putting them to the curse; and will you be kept safe?

2 Chronicles 13:22
And the rest of the acts of Abijah, and his ways, and his sayings, are written in the story of the prophet Iddo.

2 Chronicles 24:27
Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, behold, they are written in the story of the book of the kings. And Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

Esther 10:2
And all his acts of power and his great strength and the full story of the high place which the king gave Mordecai, are they not recorded in the book of the history of the kings of Media and Persia?

Job 41:12
I will not be silent as to his parts, the story of his power, and the beauty of his structure.

Psalms 44:1
<To the chief music-maker. Of the sons of Korah Maschil.> It has come to our ears, O God, our fathers have given us the story, of the works which you did in their days, in the old times,

Psalms 49:4
I will put my teaching into a story; I will make my dark sayings clear with music.

Psalms 78:2
Opening my mouth I will give out a story, even the dark sayings of old times;

Psalms 88:11
Will the story of your mercy be given in the house of the dead? will news of your faith come to the place of destruction?

Psalms 118:17
Life and not death will be my part, and I will give out the story of the works of the Lord.

Psalms 143:8
Let the story of your mercy come to me in the morning, for my hope is in you: give me knowledge of the way in which I am to go; for my soul is lifted up to you.

Ecclesiastes 1:8
All things are full of weariness; man may not give their story: the eye has never enough of its seeing, or the ear of its hearing.

Isaiah 37:11
No doubt the story has come to your ears of what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, putting them to the curse: and will you be kept safe from their fate?

Isaiah 38:19
The living, the living man, he will give you praise, as I do this day: the father will give the story of your mercy to his children.

Isaiah 66:8
When has such a story come to men's ears? who has seen such things? will a land come to birth in one day? will a nation be given birth in a minute? For when Zion's pains came on her, she gave birth to her children straight away.

Jeremiah 51:46
So that your hearts may not become feeble and full of fear because of the news which will go about in the land; for a story will go about one year, and after that in another year another story, and violent acts in the land, ruler against ruler.

Ezekiel 7:26
Destruction will come on destruction, and one story after another; and the vision of the prophet will be shamed, and knowledge of the law will come to an end among the priests, and wisdom among the old.

Ezekiel 16:14
You were so beautiful that the story of you went out into all nations; you were completely beautiful because of my glory which I had put on you, says the Lord.

Ezekiel 41:6
The side chambers were in three stories, one over another, and thirty in order; and they entered into the wall which belonged to the house for the side chambers all around, that they might have hold therein, and not have hold in the wall of the house.

Ezekiel 41:7
And for the side-chambers there was an enlarging, and it went round about the house increasing upward; for the surrounding of the house increased upward round about the house; therefore the house had width upward, and so ascended from the lower story to the upper, by the middle one.

Ezekiel 42:6
For they were in three stories, but had not pillars as the pillars of the courts; therefore the third story was straitened more than the lowest and the middle-most from the ground.

Joel 1:3
Give the story of it to your children, and let them give it to their children, and their children to another generation.



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