part of speech: noun

inflections: histories

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.

synonyms: record

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.

synonyms: account

Word History

History comes from a Latin word for “story,” “tale,” or “account.”