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History meaning

history - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.
  2. 2. 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.
  3. 3. To narrate or record.
  4. 4. Historic, historical.
  5. 5. Systematic account of events.

history - examples of usage

  1. Katharine scarcely changed her position on the edge of her father's writing- table, and Cassandra never opened the " History of England." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Must you read Macaulay's History, Cassandra? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. " Nor have the public received the real history of General Marion. - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
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