(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. tale, narrative, yarn; report, account, news article; plot; floor, stage, level. See description, news, layer.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Imaginative writing]
Syn. write-up, fable, narrative, tale, myth, fairy tale, anecdote, legend, account, recital, memoir, parable, apologue, fiction, novel, Romance, allegory, epic, saga, fantasy, edda; see also literature 1 .
Kinds of stories include --- Long: novel, Romance, love story, realistic novel, detective, horror, adventure, comedy of manners, historical novel, biographical fiction, novelette, satire, saga, heroic poem, epic, mythological account, narrative, chronicle, chanson de geste (French); Short: jest, Märchen (German), folktale, fairy tale, apologue, canard, sketch, fantasy, anecdote, short story, novella, ghost story, example, exemplum (Latin), fable, conte devot (French), saint's life, legend, beast tale, primitive tale, idyll, pastoral, parable, fable, allegory, short short*, western*, pulp*, bodice-ripper*, techno-thriller*, whodunit*.
2. [*A lie]
Syn. fib*, falsehood, fabrication.
Syn.- story , the broadest in scope of these words, refers to a series of connected events, true or fictitious, that is written or told with the intention of entertaining or informing; narrative is a more formal word, referring to the kind of prose that recounts happenings; tale , a somewhat elevated or literary term, usually suggests a simple, leisurely story, often somewhat loosely organized, especially a fictitious or legendary one; anecdote applies to a short, entertaining account of a single incident, usually personal or biographical
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. narrative account, tale, chronicle, myth, legend, fable, yarn, fairy tale, short story, parable, allegory, folktale, saga, epic, drama, comedy, tragedy, romance, history, novel, novella, novelette, anecdote, plot.
category of: genre
long, pointless story with anticlimactic ending: shaggy dog story
real-life feeling given to characters, setting: verisimilitude
warning, story given as a: cautionary tale
see novel, book
2. lie fabrication, *tall tale, *fish story, falsehood, excuse, fib, canard, hoax.
3. report scoop, news, dispatch, rumor.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A recounting of past events: account, chronicle, description, history, narration, narrative, report, statement, version. See WORDS. 2. A narrative not based on fact: fable, fiction. See REAL. 3. The series of events and relationships forming the basis of a composition: plot, story line. See HAPPEN, WORDS. 4. A usually brief detail of news or information: bit1, item, paragraph, piece, squib. See WORDS. 5. An entertaining and often oral account of a real or fictitious occurrence: anecdote, fable, tale. Informal: tall tale, yarn. See WORDS. 6. An untrue declaration: canard, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, fib, fiction, inveracity, lie2, misrepresentation, misstatement, prevarication, tale, untruth. Informal: fish story, tall tale. Slang: whopper. See TRUE.

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