A history is a chronicle of events, like the history of the United States’ mission to put a man on the moon, or the world history class that you have to memorize all those dates for.
History is a noun to describe past events, or an account of something, like the history of New York City. When you describe something as having a history, you’re implying it has an intriguing past. For example, a necklace that’s been passed down through generations has a history. But when you say something's history, what you mean is not that it no longer exists. Your fear of the water is history now that you know how to swim.
n a record or narrative description of past events
a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays
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a history of the ancient world
a history of a word
detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
historical document, historical paper, historical record
writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)
annals, chronological record
a chronological account of events in successive years
biography, life, life history, life story
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
a detailed account or description of something
a popular but erroneous etymology
part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases
anamnesis, medical history, medical record
the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
a biography of yourself
a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)
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anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events