|1.||[ noun ] (history) the aggregate of past events|
: "a critical time in the school's history"
|Related terms:||past age middle_ages Renaissance antiquity historic_period|
|2.||[ noun ] a record or narrative description of past events|
|Synonyms:||account story chronicle|
: "a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"
|Related terms:||record biography case_history recital annals ancient_history historical_document etymology|
|3.||[ noun ] (history) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings|
: "he teaches Medieval history" "history takes the long view"
|Related terms:||humanistic_discipline historian Saracen Saracen boston_tea_party|
|4.||[ noun ] (history) the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future|
: "all of human history"
|5.||[ noun ] (history) all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge|
: "the dawn of recorded history" "from the beginning of history"