Definition of


  1. (noun, time) the aggregate of past events
  2. (noun, communication) a record or narrative description of past events
    he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    the story of exposure to lead
  3. (noun, cognition) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
    history takes the long view
  4. (noun, time) the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
  5. (noun, cognition) all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
    from the beginning of history

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Synonyms of History

account, chronicle, story

Origin of the word History

  1. 1390, "relation of incidents" (true or false), from O.Fr. historie, from L. historia "narrative, account, tale, story," from Gk. historia "a learning or knowing by inquiry, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor "wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from base *weid- "to know," lit. "to see" (see visio… more

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Words that sound like History

hectare, hector, hesitater, hesitator, high water, highwater, hoister, house sitter, huckster, hysteria

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