story (n.1)

“对一些事件的相关记载或叙述”, 13世纪, 原为“对过去重要事件或名人的叙述”, 来自古法语 estorie, estoire “故事, 编年史, 历史”, 来自晚期拉丁语 storia, 由拉丁语 historia “历史, 记载, 故事, 故事” 缩短而来(见 history).

A story is by derivation a short history, and by development a narrative designed to interest and please. [Century Dictionary]

意思是“真实事件的叙述”, 最早记录在14世纪末; “虚构事件的叙述, 目的是为了娱乐” 的意义来自16世纪. 直到15世纪才与 history. 作为“谎言” 的委婉语, 它可以追溯到1690年代. 意为“报纸文章” 是从1892年开始的. Story-line 首次被证明是1941年. That's another story “that requires different treatment” 从1818年开始考证. Story of my life “可悲的真相” 最早记载于1938年, 来自于自传的典型标题.

story (n.2)

“建筑物的地板”, 15世纪, 来自英拉丁语 historia “建筑物的地板” (13世纪), 也是“图画”, 来自拉丁语 historia (见 history). “之所以如此称呼, 也许是因为中世纪建筑物的正面常常装饰着一排画窗” [巴恩哈特].

Definitions of story

story (n.)
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;
Synonyms: narrative / narration / tale
story (n.)
a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events;
story (n.)
a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale;
Synonyms: floor / level / storey
story (n.)
a record or narrative description of past events;
the story of exposure to lead
Synonyms: history / account / chronicle
story (n.)
a short account of the news;
the story was on the 11 o'clock news
Synonyms: report / news report / account / write up
story (n.)
a trivial lie;
Synonyms: fib / tale / tarradiddle / taradiddle