history

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Speech
history
Definition
Noun 
The aggregate of past events.
Etymology
Noun 
The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
Etymology
Noun Countable
A set of events involving an entity.
What is your medical history?
The family's history includes events best forgotten.
Etymology
Meaning note
countable
Noun Countable
A record or narrative description of past events.
I really enjoyed Shakespeare's tragedies more than his histories.
Etymology
Meaning note
countable
Noun Countable
Medicine
A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
A personal medical history is required for the insurance policy.
He has a history of cancer in his family.
Etymology
Meaning note
countable, medicine
Noun Countable
A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.
I visited a great site yesterday but forgot the URL. Luckily, I didn't clear my history.
Etymology
Meaning note
countable, computing
Noun 
Informal
Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history.
Etymology
Meaning note
informal
Noun Uncountable
Shared experience or interaction.
There is too much history between them for them to split up now.
He has had a lot of history with the police.
Etymology
Meaning note
uncountable
Verb 
Obsolete
To narrate or record.
Etymology
Meaning note
obsolete
Noun Verb Adjective Adverb Other
Etymology
From Middle English, from Old French estoire, estorie ‎(“chronicle, history, story”) (French histoire), from Latin historia, from Ancient Greek ἱστορία ‎(historía, “learning through research, narration of what is learned”), from ἱστορέω ‎(historéō, “to learn through research, to inquire”), from ἵστωρ ‎(hístōr, “the one who knows, the expert”), from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- ‎(“see, know”). Compare story.
Bibliography
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