history
noun (plural -ries) Etymology: Middle English histoire, historie, from Anglo-French estoire, histoire, from Latin historia, from Greek, inquiry, history, from histōr, istōr knowing, learned; akin to Greek eidenai to know — more at wit Date: 14th century 1. tale, story 2. a. a chronological record of significant events (as affecting a nation or institution) often including an explanation of their causes b. a treatise presenting systematically related natural phenomena c. an account of a patient's medical background d. an established record <
a prisoner with a history of violence
>
3. a branch of knowledge that records and explains past events <
medieval history
>
4. a. events that form the subject matter of a history b. events of the past c. one that is finished or done for <
the winning streak was history
>
<
you're history
>
d. previous treatment, handling, or experience (as of a metal)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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