part of speech: noun
definition 1: everything that has happened in the past to people or things, or a telling of these events.
- He wrote a history of the Vietnam War.
definition 2: the field of knowledge that is concerned with past events.
- History is my favorite subject in school.
definition 3: the written record of things that happened in the past.
- Abraham Lincoln was a famous president in United States history.
definition 4: an interesting record of past events, especially having to do with a person, place, thing, or family.
- Their family farm has quite a history.
History comes from a Latin word for “story,” “tale,” or “account.”