noun, plural his·to·ries.
Words nearby history
Origin of 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.
synonym study for history
Examples from the Web for history
As an example of good science-and-society policymaking, the history of fluoride may be more of a cautionary tale.
Certain features of its history suggest why this may be the case.
The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Andy Serkis, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Do you want to be on the wrong side of history, Academy?Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Finding the shop is a trip in itself and an introduction to a slice of history.The Photographer Who Gave Up Manhattan for Marrakech|Liza Foreman|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But history does not record a heavier responsibility than that which rests upon the decaying Church.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy|Jacob Burckhardt
All the things I know—legends, history, poetry, haven't any roots at all.Captivity|M. Leonora Eyles
The performers had chosen a play taken from Persian history.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes|Toms de Comyn
History, too, has its dotted lines, where supposition fills up gaps for which we have no certain information.Terre Napoleon|Ernest Scott
In 1759 this portion of the work appeared, and in 1761 the work was completed by the history of the pre-Tudor periods.
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.