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English noun: history

1. history (time) the aggregate of past events


SamplesA critical time in the school's history.


Broader (hypernym)past, past times, yesteryear


Part holonymage, antiquity, Dark Ages, historic period, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Renascence

2. history (communication) a record or narrative description of past events


SamplesA history of France.
He gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president.
The story of exposure to lead.


Synonymsaccount, chronicle, story


Broader (hypernym)record


Narrower (hyponym)ancient history, annals, biography, case history, chronological record, etymology, historical document, historical paper, historical record, life, life history, life story, recital


Domain categoryhistory

3. history (cognition) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings


SamplesHe teaches Medieval history.
History takes the long view.


Broader (hypernym)arts, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts


Domain category membersaccount, Boston Tea Party, chronicle, historian, historiographer, history, Saracen, Saracen, story

4. history (time) the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future


SamplesAll of human history.


Broader (hypernym)continuum

5. history (cognition) all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge


SamplesThe dawn of recorded history.
From the beginning of history.


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis









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