Definitions English

  • A usually chronological record of events, as of the life or development of a people or institution, often including an explanation of or commentary on those events: a history of the Vikings.
  • A formal written account of related natural phenomena: a history of volcanoes.
  • A record of a patient's medical background.
  • An established record or pattern of behavior: an inmate with a history of substance abuse.
  • The branch of knowledge that records and analyzes past events: "History has a long-range perspective” ( Elizabeth Gurley Flynn).
  • The past events relating to a particular thing: The history of their rivalry is full of intrigue.
  • The aggregate of past events or human affairs: basic tools used throughout history.
  • An interesting past: a house with history.
  • Something that belongs to the past: Their troubles are history now.
  • Slang One that is no longer worth consideration: Why should we worry about him? He's history!
  • A drama based on historical events: the histories of Shakespeare.