noun, plural his·to·ries.
Origin of history
Related formsun·der·his·to·ry, noun, plural un·der·his·to·ries.un·his·to·ry, noun, plural un·his·to·ries.
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.