Definitions of history

  1. 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"
  2. the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future; " all of human history"
  3. the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; " he teaches Medieval history"; " history takes the long view"
  4. 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"
  5. the aggregate of past events; " a critical time in the school's history"
  6. A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
  7. A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; -- distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.
  8. To narrate or record.
  9. An account of past facts and events affecting one or more nations, etc., arranged in the order of their occurrence; the branch of knowledge that studies and explains such facts.
  10. An account of an event: a systematic account of the origin and progress of a nation: the knowledge of facts, events, etc.
  11. Historic, historical.
  12. Systematic account of events.
  13. A systematic record of past events; past events in general.
  14. An account of facts or events, especially in the life- development of men and nations, in the order in which they happened, with their causes and effects; a narration of facts; a knowledge of facts.
  15. A systematic account of facts and events, particularly those affecting nations or states; a narration of past events.

Quotes of history

  1. History shows that the majority of people that have done anything great have passed their youth in seclusion. – Thomas Carlyle
  2. In this decisive hour of our national history union means life and division means death. – Bao Dai
  3. Everybody needs history but the people who need it most are poor folks- people without resources or options. – Henry Hampton
  4. Common sense and history tell you that rewarding illegal behavior will only encourage more of it. – Ric Keller
  5. Throughout history great leaders have known the power of humor. – Allen Klein
  6. We have become aware of the responsibility for our attitude towards the dark pages in our history We have understood that bad service is done to the nation by those who are impelling to renounce that past. – Aleksander Kwasniewski
  7. If you want to study the social and political history of modern nations, study hell. – Thomas Merton
  8. Throughout history no one has suffered more than God. He has suffered because his own children fell away from him. Ever since the Fall, God has been working tirelessly for the restoration of mankind. People do not know this brokenhearted aspect of God. – Sun Myung Moon
  9. The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I've always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive. – Kim Novak
  10. There are more people living in freedom today than at any other time in the history of the human race. – Mike Rounds
  11. This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it. – Christian Slater
  12. The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  13. Of the twenty -two civilizations that have appeared in history nineteen of them collapsed when they reached the moral state the United States is in now. – Arnold J. Toynbee
  14. That's history I say history because it happened in the past. – Murray Walker
  15. We are set to make very bad history – Tom Wilson

Usage examples for history

  1. Of his mother's history he can hardly be said to have known anything. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  2. " I bring you history – Earthsmith by Milton Lesser
  3. Eh, and let's think back a bit, just a wee bit, into history – Between You and Me by Sir Harry Lauder
  4. Tooke in his History of Prices. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  5. What was the man's history – A Night on the Borders of the Black Forest by Amelia B. Edwards
  6. You'll find plenty of history about here, Betty. – John and Betty's History Visit by Margaret Williamson
  7. I have come to such a pass in my life's history that, one way or another, I can't avoid it. – The Truants by A. E. W. (Alfred Edward Woodley) Mason
  8. Must you read Macaulay's History Cassandra? – Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
  9. His History is now little read. – Specimens with Memoirs of the Less-known British Poets, Vol. 3 by George Gilfillan
  10. If you do it'll be the first time in history – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman
  11. Can any person without a history be interesting? – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  12. They are too busy making history to talk about it. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  13. This book has a history – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. " It is a curious fact in natural history – Menhardoc by George Manville Fenn
  15. Such is the history of my life, Philip. – The Phantom Ship by Captain Frederick Marryat
  16. The history of your country is their history – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  17. On this bed I read the history of the year. – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  18. He goes by the name of 'Peter, ' but nothing is known of his real name or history – At the Time Appointed by A. Maynard Barbour
  19. I will try to explain to her their names and history – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  20. Of private history There was the usual visit to Playford in the winter. – Autobiography of Sir George Biddell Airy by George Biddell Airy

Rhymes for history