Definitions for history
ˈhɪs tə ri, ˈhɪs trihis·to·ry
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word history.
the aggregate of past events
"a critical time in the school's history"
history, account, chronicle, storynoun
a record or narrative description of past events
"a history of France"; "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president"; "the story of exposure to lead"
the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
"he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view"
the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
"all of human history"
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"
The aggregate of past events.
The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
A set of events involving an entity.
A record or narrative description of past events.
The list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
A record of previous user events; specifically, a browser history, a history of visited Web pages.
I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL; oh! ... luckily I didn't clear my history.
Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: ἱστοϱία; historia, Latin; histoire, French.
Justly Cæsar scorns the poet’s lays;
It is to history he trusts for praise. Alexander Pope.
The history part lay within a little room. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
What histories of toil could I declare?
But still long-weary’d nature wants repair. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.
History, so far as it relates to the affairs of the Bible, is necessary to divines. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
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
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
to narrate or record
History is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events. The term includes cosmic, geologic, and organic history, but is often generically implied to mean human history. Scholars who write about history are called historians. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends, because they do not support the "disinterested investigation" required of the discipline of history. Events occurring prior to written record are considered prehistory. Herodotus, a 5th-century B.C. Greek historian is considered within the Western tradition to be the "father of history", and, along with his contemporary Thucydides, helped form the foundations for the modern study of human history. Their work continues to be read today and the divide between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing. In the Eastern tradition, a state chronicle the Spring and Autumn Annals was known to be compiled from as early as 722 BCE although only 2nd century BCE texts survived.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
his′to-ri, n. an account of an event: a systematic account of the origin and progress of a nation: the knowledge of facts, events, &c.: an eventful life, a past of more than common interest, as a 'woman with a history:' a drama representing historical events.—v.t. (rare) to record.—n. His′tōrian, a writer of history.—adjs. Histō′riāted, adorned with figures, esp. of men or animals, as the medieval illuminated manuscripts, capital letters, initials &c.; Histor′ic, -al, pertaining to history: containing history: derived from history: famous in history: authentic.—adv. Histor′ically.—v.t. and v.i. Histor′icise, to make, or represent as, historic.—ns. Historic′ity, historical character; Historiette′, a short history or story.—v.t. Histor′ify, to record in history.—n. Historiog′rapher, a writer of history: a professed or official historian.—adjs. Historiograph′ic, -al, pertaining to the writing of history.—adv. Historiograph′ically.—ns. Historiog′raphy, the art or employment of writing history; Historiol′ogy, the knowledge or study of history.—Historical method, the study of a subject in its historical development; Historical painting, the painting of historic scenes, or scenes in which historic figures are introduced; Historical present, the present tense used for the past, to add life and reality to the narrative, as in 'cometh' in Mark, v. 22.—Ancient history, the history of the world down to the fall of Rome, 476 A.D.; Medieval history, the history of the period between the fall of Rome and the beginning of the 16th century; Modern history, history since the beginning of the 16th century; Natural history, originally an expression including all the concrete sciences, now the science of living things: (in frequent use) zoology, esp. in so far as that is concerned with the life and habits of animals; Profane, Secular, history, the history of secular affairs as opposed to Sacred history, which deals with the events in the Bible narrative. [L.,—Gr. historia—histōr, knowing; cf. eidenai, to know, L. vidēre, Sans. vid, Eng. wit.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. A collection of epitaphs. 2. Gossip well told.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The evil that men do.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'history' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #462
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'history' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1070
Rank popularity for the word 'history' in Nouns Frequency: #182
The numerical value of history in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of history in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Andrew Gillum is not a subject of This FBI investigation, and Andrew Gillum's committed to rooting out any corruption or wrongdoing in Tallahassee, we're not going to take ethics lectures from Congressman Ron DeSantis, who is marching in lockstep with the most morally, ethically and legally challenged President in American history.
We pledge to learn from past tragedies so as to not to repeat them. We welcome the efforts of Armenians and Turks to acknowledge and reckon with their painful history.
We ask artists to do an interpretation of our world, every artist (that we've worked with) has been invited to Castello di Ama, to be inspired by the history, our passion and the wine.
For the first time in our nation's history, American working families are receiving monthly tax relief payments to help pay for essentials like doctor's visits, school supplies, and groceries, this major middle-class tax relief and step in reducing child poverty is a remarkable economic victory for America -- and also a moral one.
It's clear based on the rhetoric, based on who supports them, based on the intention of those who have supported these bills that the goal is to erase LGBTQ + people, it's to erase conversations on Black history, on parts of America's past that are unsavory but are important for us to acknowledge so that we don't repeat them.
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- история, исто́рияBulgarian
- història, historialCatalan, Valencian
- historie, dějepis, dějiny, zdravotní kartaCzech
- hanes, [[hanes]] ([[meddygol]]), [[hanes]] ([[cyfrifiadurol]]), astudiaethWelsh
- beretning, historieDanish
- Verlauf, Geschichtswissenschaft, Geschichte, ErzählungGerman
- ιστορικό, ιστορίαGreek
- registro, historia, historial, historia clínica, antecedentesSpanish
- ajalugu, haigusluguEstonian
- پیشینه, تاریخ, تاریخچه, سابقهPersian
- histoire, historique, passéFrench
- eachdraidhScottish Gaelic
- तारीख़, इतिहासHindi
- istwaHaitian Creole
- történet, történelem, kórtörténet, múlt, históriaHungarian
- պատմագիտություն, պատմությունArmenian
- sagnfræði, sagaIcelandic
- precedenti, storiaItalian
- 沿革, 履歴, 歴史, 経過, 診療録, 経歴, 既往歴, カルテ, 病歴Japanese
- ប្រវត្តិសាស្ត្រ, ប្រវត្តិ, ប្រវត្តិវិទ្យាKhmer
- 역사, 歷史, 병력, 사학Korean
- مێژوو, dîrokKurdish
- istorija, ligos istorijaLithuanian
- vēsture, slimības vēstureLatvian
- storja, arkivjiMaltese
- သမိုင်း, အဖြစ်အပျက်ပါသောစာBurmese
- историOssetian, Ossetic
- [[historia]] [[choroba, historiaPolish
- documentário, histórico, [[histórico]] [[médico]], históriaPortuguese
- istorie, povestireRomanian
- история, исто́рия, история болезниRussian
- pȍvēst, hìstōrija, хѝсто̄рија, ѝсто̄рија, по̏вије̄ст, pȍvijēst, ìstōrija, по̏ве̄ст, pȍvijēst bȍlēsti, anamnézaSerbo-Croatian
- ඉතිහාසය, පුරාවෘත්තයSinhala, Sinhalese
- história, dejepis, dejinySlovak
- zgodovina, zgodovinopisje, preteklostSlovene
- berättelse, historia, historik, loggSwedish
- చరితం, చరిత, చరిత్రTelugu
- تارىخUyghur, Uighur
- تاریخ, اتہاس, ہسٹریUrdu
- lịch sử, 歷史Vietnamese
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