An account or recital of an event or a series of events, either true or fictitious, as: An account or report regarding the facts of an event or group of events: The witness changed her story under questioning. An anecdote: came back from the trip with some good stories. A lie: told us a story about the dog eating the cookies. A usually fictional prose or verse narrative intended to interest or amuse the hearer or reader; a tale. A short story. The plot of a narrative or dramatic work. A news article or broadcast. Something viewed as or providing material for a literary or journalistic treatment: "He was colorful, he was charismatic, he was controversial, he was a good story\u201d ( Terry Ann Knopf). The background information regarding something: What's the story on these unpaid bills? Romantic legend or tradition: a hero known to us in story. To decorate with scenes representing historical or legendary events. Archaic To tell as a story. A complete horizontal division of a building, constituting the area between two adjacent levels. The set of rooms on the same level of a building.