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Meaning & Definition of History in English





1. The aggregate of past events

  • "A critical time in the school's history"
  • history

2. 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"
  • history,
  • account,
  • chronicle,
  • story

3. The discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings

  • "He teaches medieval history"
  • "History takes the long view"
  • history

4. The continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future

  • "All of human history"
  • history

5. 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"
  • history

Examples of using

The history of some words is a real masterpiece. For instance, kaput. The original word was the Latin "caput" - "a head"; and the way from "a head" to "the end of everything" is rather long.
Yesterday is already history, and tomorrow, a mystery. However, today is a present of fate, and presents are supposed to bring joy.
The history that's being told is more than five hundred years old.