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his·to·ry

history

 
 
pronunciation:
hI st ri [or] hI stri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: histories
definition 1: a chronological narrative of past events.
He wrote a history of the Vietnam War.
synonyms:
chronicle
similar words:
account, chronology, commentary, narrative, review, story
definition 2: the branch of knowledge that deals with past events.
similar words:
anthropology, archaeology, chronology
definition 3: the existing written record of past events.
synonyms:
annals, chronicle, record
similar words:
archives, chronology
definition 4: an interesting record of events, esp. in relation to a person, place, thing, or family.
Their family farm has quite a history.
synonyms:
account, saga
similar words:
memorabilia, résumé, recollection, story
definition 5: past events considered as having little present significance.
His early success is now history.
synonyms:
past
similar words:
bygone, yesterday
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History comes from a Latin word for "story," "tale," or "account."
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a person associated with history
conventionally associated with history
includes the study of history
some descriptions of periods in history
some periods in history
units for measuring history