Passage vs Story - What's the difference?

passage | story |


As nouns the difference between passage and story

is that passage is ; a leg of a journey while story is a sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.

As a verb story is

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

passage

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl)

Noun

(en noun)
  • A paragraph or section of text or music with particular meaning.
  • passage of scripture
    She struggled to play the difficult passages .
  • Part of a path or journey.
  • He made his passage through the trees carefully, mindful of the stickers.
  • The official approval of a bill or act by a parliament.
  • The company was one of the prime movers in lobbying for the passage of the act.
  • (art) The use of tight brushwork to link objects in separate spatial plains. Commonly seen in Cubist works.
  • A passageway or corridor.
  • (caving) An underground cavity, formed by water or falling rocks, which is much longer than it is wide.
  • (euphemistic) The vagina.
  • * 1986 , Bertrice Small, A Love for All Time , New American Library, ISBN 9780451821416, page 463:
  • With a look of triumph that he was unable to keep from his dark eyes he slid into her passage with one smooth thrust,
  • * 1987 , Usha Sarup, Expert Lovemaking , Jaico Publishing House, ISBN 978-81-7224-162-9, page 53:
  • This way, the tip of your penis will travel up and down her passage .
  • * 2009 , Cat Lindler, Kiss of a Traitor , Medallion Press, ISBN 9781933836515, page 249:
  • At the same moment, Aidan plunged two fingers deep into her passage and broke through her fragile barrier.
  • The act of passing
  • * 1886 , Pacific medical journal Volume 29
  • He claimed that he felt the passage of the knife through the ilio-cæcal valve, from the very considerable pain which it caused.
    Derived terms
    * rite of passage * passagemaker * passage maker

    Verb

    (passag)
  • (medicine) To pass a pathogen through a host or medium
  • He passaged the virus through a series of goats.
    After 24 hours, the culture was passaged to an agar plate.
  • (rare) To make a , especially by sea; to cross
  • They passaged to America in 1902.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dressage) A movement in classical dressage, in which the horse performs a very collected, energetic, and elevated trot that has a longer period of suspension between each foot fall than a working trot.
  • Verb

    (passag)
  • (dressage) To execute a passage movement
  • * {{quote-book, 1915, Cunninghame Graham, Hope citation
  • , passage=After a spring or two, the horse passaged and reared, and lighting on a flat slab of rock which cropped up in the middle of the road, slipped sideways and fell with a loud crash

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    story

    English

    Alternative forms

    * storie (obsolete), storey

    Noun

    (stories)
  • A sequence of real or fictional events; or, an account of such a sequence.
  • * Ed. Rev.
  • Venice, with its unique city and its impressive story
  • * Sir W. Temple
  • The four great monarchies make the subject of ancient story .
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=1 , passage=The stories did not seem to me to touch life. They were plainly intended to have a bracing moral effect, and perhaps had this result for the people at whom they were aimed. They left me with the impression of a well-delivered stereopticon lecture, with characters about as life-like as the shadows on the screen, and whisking on and off, at the mercy of the operator.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=55, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Travels and travails , passage=Even without hovering drones, a lurking assassin, a thumping score and a denouement, the real-life story of Edward Snowden, a rogue spy on the run, could be straight out of the cinema. But, as with Hollywood, the subplots and exotic locations may distract from the real message: America’s discomfort and its foes’ glee.}}
  • A lie.
  • (chiefly, US) A floor or level of a building; a storey.
  • * 1900 , , (The House Behind the Cedars) , chapter I:
  • The lower story of the market-house was open on all four of its sides to the public square.
  • (US, colloquial, usually pluralized) A soap opera.
  • (obsolete) History.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), (Aeropagitica) :
  • who is so unread or so uncatechis'd in story , that hath not heard of many sects refusing books as a hindrance, and preserving their doctrine unmixt for many ages, only by unwritt'n traditions.
  • A sequence of events, or a situation, such as might be related in an account.
  • Usage notes

    * (soap opera) Popularized in the 1950s, when soap operas were often billed as "continuing stories", the term "story" to describe a soap opera fell into disuse by the 21st century and is now used chiefly among older people and in rural areas. Other English-speaking countries used the term at its zenith as a "loaned" word from the United States.

    Synonyms

    * (account) tome * (lie) See * (floor) floor, level * (soap opera) soap opera, serial * narrative

    Derived terms

    * Banbury story of a cock and a bull * bedtime story * chain story * cock-and-bull story * cover story * end of story * fish story * ghost story * horror story * just-so story * likely story * love story * my stories * shaggy-dog story * short short story * short story * sob story * storiation * story editor * storybook * storyline * story of my life * storyteller * storytelling * success story * tall story * to cut a long story short * war story

    Verb

  • To tell as a story; to relate or narrate about.
  • * Shakespeare
  • How worthy he is I will leave to appear hereafter, rather than story him in his own hearing.
  • * Bishop Wilkins
  • It is storied of the brazen colossus in Rhodes, that it was seventy cubits high.

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