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history

his·to·ry

history

 
 
pronunciation:
hI st ri [or] hI stri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: histories
definition 1: everything that has happened in the past to someone or something.
He wrote a history of the Vietnam War.
similar words:
account, narrative, review, story
definition 2: the field of knowledge that is concerned with past events.
History is my favorite subject in school.
similar words:
anthropology, archaeology
definition 3: the written record of things that happened in the past.
Abraham Lincoln was a famous president in United States history.
synonyms:
record
definition 4: an interesting record of past events, especially having to do with a person, place, thing, or family.
Their family farm has quite a history.
synonyms:
account
similar words:
story
Word History
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