Definitions of history

  1. To narrate or record.
  2. the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; " he teaches Medieval history"; " history takes the long view"
  3. 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"
  4. the aggregate of past events; " a critical time in the school's history"
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. An account of an event: a systematic account of the origin and progress of a nation: the knowledge of facts, events, etc.
  9. Historic, historical.
  10. Systematic account of events.
  11. A systematic record of past events; past events in general.
  12. 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.
  13. A systematic account of facts and events, particularly those affecting nations or states; a narration of past events.