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Definitions of history

  1. To narrate or record. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge; "the dawn of recorded history"; "from the beginning of history" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. An account of past facts and events affecting one or more nations, etc., arranged in the order of their occurrence; the branch of knowledge that studies and explains such facts. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. An account of an event: a systematic account of the origin and progress of a nation: the knowledge of facts, events, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. Historic, historical. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. Systematic account of events. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  11. A systematic record of past events; past events in general. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. An account of facts or events, especially in the life-development of men and nations, in the order in which they happened, with their causes and effects; a narration of facts; a knowledge of facts. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. A systematic account of facts and events, particularly those affecting nations or states; a narration of past events. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for history

  1. Eh, and let's think back a bit, just a wee bit, into history – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  2. Such is the history of my life, Philip. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
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