1. [ noun ] (history) the aggregate of past events

: "a critical time in the school's history"

Related terms: past age middle_ages Renaissance antiquity historic_period
2. [ noun ] a record or narrative description of past events
Synonyms: account story chronicle

: "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"

Related terms: record biography case_history recital annals ancient_history historical_document etymology
3. [ noun ] (history) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings

: "he teaches Medieval history" "history takes the long view"

Related terms: humanistic_discipline historian Saracen Saracen boston_tea_party
4. [ noun ] (history) the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future

: "all of human history"

Related terms: continuum
5. [ noun ] (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"

Related terms: cognition
Similar spelling:   historic