from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A 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.
- noun A formal written account of related natural phenomena.
- noun A record of a patient's general medical background.
- noun An established condition or pattern of behavior.
- noun The branch of knowledge that records and analyzes past events.
- noun The past events relating to a particular thing.
- noun The aggregate of past events or human affairs.
- noun An interesting past.
- noun Something that belongs to the past.
- noun Slang One that is no longer worth consideration.
- noun A drama based on historical events.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To record; relate.
- noun A narrative, oral or written, of past events; a story: as, a history of England; a history of the civil war; a history of an individual.
- noun The recorded events of the past; also, that branch of science which is occupied with ascertaining and recording the facts of the past.
- noun Recorded or accomplished fact; also, the aggregate of the events, recorded or unrecorded, which mark a given period of past time, as in the development of an individual or of a race, etc.: as, a checkered history.
- noun An eventful career; a past worthy of record: as, a man with a history.
- noun In liturgics, in medieval English uses, as in the Use of Sarum, the series of responsories to a set of lections from the historical or other books of Scripture.
- noun A historical play or drama.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun 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
- noun 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.
- noun a representation in painting, drawing, etc., of any real event, including the actors and the action.
- noun a description and classification of objects in nature, as minerals, plants, animals, etc., and the phenomena which they exhibit to the senses.
- transitive verb obsolete To narrate or record.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The aggregate of past events.
- noun The branch of knowledge that
studiesthe past; the assessmentof notableevents.
- noun A set of events involving an entity.
- noun A record or narrative description of
- noun medicine The list of past and continuing
medical conditionsof an individual or family.
- noun computing A record of previous user events; specifically, a browser history, a history of visited Web pages.
- noun informal Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
- verb obsolete To
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future
- noun the aggregate of past events
- noun all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge
- noun a record or narrative description of past events
- noun the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Collingwood arrives at the claim that history is the study of mind by reflecting on what we mean when we use the word ˜history™.
The form differs from the content, _history_ differs from the _reality_ of which it is the history, and morality is more than the story of its vicissitudes, of its gradual, painful development from the pre-historic times to our own.
That _history_ and _argument_ are so rejected by all parties affecting to be _reformed_ churches, will appear from the following citations from their own authoritative judicial declarations: "Authentic history and sound argument are always to be highly valued; but they should not be incorporated with the confession of the Church's faith."
Bismarck had pondered over the lessons of history, because, as he said, _history teaches one how far one may safely go_.
Everything is seen to be an antiquity, with a history behind it -- a _natural history_, which enables us to understand in some measure how it has come to be as it is.
Egypt itself may not have been the oldest _nation_, but Egyptian history is certainly the oldest _history_.
GoD: If you are not satisfied with the history, try the history++ plugin.
_ideal history_, for a _sociology_, for a _historical psychology_, or however may be otherwise entitled or described a science whose object is to extract from history, universal laws and concepts.
_history_ and _poetry_ are two things; and though the poet has no right to _contradict_ the historian, yet, if he find two opinions upon points of history, he may certainly take that which is most susceptible of poetical ornament; particularly if it have sufficient plausibility, and the sanction of respectable names.
Or, lastly, the truthful elements of actual history may greatly predominate over the fictitious and invented materials of the myth, and the narrative may be, in the main, made up of facts, with a slight coloring of imagination, when it forms a _mythical history_. [