The aggregate of past events.
The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
A set of events involving an entity.
What is your medical history?
The family's history includes events best forgotten.
A record or narrative description of past events.
I really enjoyed Shakespeare's tragedies more than his histories.
MedicineA 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.
Meaning notecountable, medicine
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.
Meaning notecountable, computing
InformalSomething that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
I told him that if he doesn't get his act together, he's history.
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.
ObsoleteTo narrate or record.
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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.
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