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Definition 1: the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where history or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he teaches Medieval history
  • history takes the long view

(history is a kind of ...) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(history is the domain which ... is member of) demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor; organized as a protest against taxes on tea

(history is the domain which ... is member of) a record or narrative description of past events

"a history of France" "he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president" "the story of exposure to lead"

(history is the domain which ... is member of) a person who is an authority on history and who studies it and writes about it

(history is the domain which ... is member of) (historically) a Muslim who opposed the Crusades

(history is the domain which ... is member of) (historically) a member of the nomadic people of the Syrian and Arabian deserts at the time of the Roman Empire

Definition 2: all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where history or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dawn of recorded history
  • from the beginning of history

(history is a kind of ...) the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning

Definition 3: a record or narrative description of past events - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where history or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a history of France
  • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
  • the story of exposure to lead

Synonyms for history in the sense of this definition

(history is a kind of ...) anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events

"the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"

(... is a kind of history ) a history of the ancient world

(... is a kind of history ) a history of a word

(... is a kind of history ) detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment

(... is a kind of history ) writing having historical value (as opposed to fiction or myth etc.)

(... is a kind of history ) a chronological account of events in successive years

(... is a kind of history ) an account of the series of events making up a person's life

(... is a kind of history ) a detailed account or description of something

"he was forced to listen to a recital of his many shortcomings"

(history belongs to category ...) the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings

"he teaches Medieval history" "history takes the long view"

Definition 4: the aggregate of past events - [noun denoting time]

Samples where history or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a critical time in the school's history

(history is a kind of ...) the time that has elapsed

"forget the past"

(history is a part of ...) the historic period preceding the Middle Ages in Europe

(history is a part of ...) an era of history having some distinctive feature

"we live in a litigious age"

(history is a part of ...) the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance

(history is a part of ...) the period of European history at the close of the Middle Ages and the rise of the modern world; a cultural rebirth from the 14th through the middle of the 17th centuries

Definition 5: the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future - [noun denoting time]

Samples where history or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • all of human history

(history is a kind of ...) a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts

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