Definition of history :
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. 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. To narrate or record.
explanation, tale, storey, tarradiddle, narration, records, memorial, write up, taradiddle, go down in history, antiquity, level, happen, story, account statement, do something important, fib, background, succeed, floor, business relationship, accounting, social science, version, achieve, words, muniment, archives, news report
chronicle (part of speech: noun)
diary, album, epic, cashbook, catalog, record, narrative, log, register, account, yearbook, archive, calendar, recital, bank-book, scrapbook, biography, index, newspaper, anecdote, inventory, autobiography, memorandum, chronicle, statement, description, docket, chronology, notebook, daybook, memo, book, journal, newsletter, ledger, enumeration
past (part of speech: noun)
report (part of speech: noun)
list (part of speech: noun)
tabulate, itemization, cash book, score, repertory, roll, novel, census, count, thesaurus, recording, summary, lexicon, check, table, waybill, collection, total, workbook, store, list, scroll, budget, tally, dictionary, detail, file, tablet, pad, blank-book, recount, storybook, sum, schedule, roster, logbook, menu, manifest, annals, invoice, annual, digest, registry, treasury, bill, documentation
- As her history is well known I shall say something more of her in due course. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- This however is not strange, for Lavater tells of many such in his history of physiogomy. - "The Physiology of Taste", Brillat Savarin.
- They did not study history; they made it. - "The Front Yard", Constance Fenimore Woolson.