noun, plural his·to·ries.
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Origin of history
synonym study for history
OTHER WORDS FROM historyun·der·his·to·ry, noun, plural un·der·his·to·ries.un·his·to·ry, noun, plural un·his·to·ries.
Example sentences from the Web for history
But there is always a preceding generation, or an idealized time in our personal histories.
Official teachings and histories were pretty much all that was available to most Mormons.
Official Mormon histories about Joseph Smith may have been misleading.
Movements of all kind create mythic histories, and institutions of all kinds do what they can to control these founding stories.
But so are plenty of histories that try to attack the prophet.
She wrote several histories, essays and political works, which are now nearly obliviated.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
There is not enough material about these early inn-playhouses to enable one to write their separate histories.Shakespearean Playhouses|Joseph Quincy Adams
Few histories give the reader the same impression of exhaustive study.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
It is used in journals, memoirs, biographies, and many elementary histories.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
It also gives occasion to the more judicious to regard the histories which speak of this kind of things as fabulous narrations.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
British Dictionary definitions for history
noun plural -ries
- a record or account, often chronological in approach, of past events, developments, etc
- (as modifier)a history book; a history play
Word Origin for history
Idioms and Phrases with history
see ancient history; go down (in history); make history; (history) repeats itself.