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We believe that it is very important that we have hopefully averted what would have been the most substantial headwind of all, which is a default for the first time in our history, and that that will contribute to a more positive environment that we hope will allow for greater growth and job creation.
Jay Carney

Meaning of "history" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HISTORY

From Latin historia, from Greek: enquiry, from historein to narrate, from histōr judge.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HISTORY

history  [ˈhɪstərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HISTORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
History is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HISTORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

history

History

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. —George Santayana History is the study of the past, specifically how it relates to humans. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events. The term includes cosmic, geologic, and organic history, but is often generically implied to mean human history. Scholars who write about history are called historians. Events occurring prior to written record are considered prehistory. History can also refer to the academic discipline which uses a narrative to examine and analyse a sequence of past events, and objectively determine the patterns of cause and effect that determine them. Historians sometimes debate the nature of history and its usefulness by discussing the study of the discipline as an end in itself and as a way of providing "perspective" on the problems of the present. Stories common to a particular culture, but not supported by external sources are usually classified as cultural heritage or legends, because they do not support the "disinterested investigation" required of the discipline of history.

Definition of history in the English dictionary

The first definition of history in the dictionary is a record or account, often chronological in approach, of past events, developments, etc. Other definition of history is all that is preserved or remembered of the past, esp in written form. History is also the discipline of recording and interpreting past events involving human beings.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HISTORY


bistoury
ˈbɪstərɪ
blistery
ˈblɪstərɪ
blustery
ˈblʌstərɪ
consistory
kənˈsɪstərɪ
evangelistary
ɪˌvændʒəˈlɪstərɪ
faldistory
ˈfɔːldɪstərɪ
herstory
ˈhɜːstərɪ
magistery
ˈmædʒɪstərɪ
mastery
ˈmɑːstərɪ
monastery
ˈmɒnəstərɪ
mystery
ˈmɪstərɪ
phrontistery
ˈfrʌntɪstərɪ
polyhistory
ˌpɒlɪˈhɪstərɪ
prehistory
priːˈhɪstərɪ
protohistory
ˌprəʊtəʊˈhɪstərɪ
psychohistory
ˌsaɪkəʊˈhɪstərɪ
self-mastery
ˌselfˈmɑːstərɪ
slaistery
ˈsleɪstərɪ
upholstery
ʌpˈhəʊlstərɪ
wastery
ˈweɪstərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HISTORY

historical school
historical-cost accounting
historically
historicalness
historicise
historicism
historicist
historicity
historicize
historied
histories
historiette
historify
historiographer
historiographic
historiographical
historiography
historiology
historism
histrio

WORDS THAT END LIKE HISTORY

alternative history
ancient history
back story
cover story
credit history
directory
fish story
ghost story
horror story
life story
love story
medical history
natural history
oral history
service history
short story
sob story
social history
story
success story
the same old story

Synonyms and antonyms of history in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «HISTORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «history» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of history

Translation of «history» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HISTORY

Find out the translation of history to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of history from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «history» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

历史
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

historia
570 millions of speakers

English

history
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इतिहास
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَارِيخ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

история
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

história
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ইতিহাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

histoire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sejarah
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Geschichte
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

歴史
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역사
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sejarah
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lịch sử
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வரலாறு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

इतिहास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tarih
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

storia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

historia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

історія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

istorie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ιστορία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geskiedenis
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

historia
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

historie
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of history

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HISTORY»

The term «history» is very widely used and occupies the 180 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HISTORY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «history» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «history» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about history

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «HISTORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word history.
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Shinzo Abe
The 20th century was a century in which human rights were infringed upon in numerous parts of the world, and Japan also bears responsibility in that regard. I believe that we have to look at our own history with humility and think about our responsibility.
2
Azzedine Alaia
I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.
3
George Ayittey
Look at the history of peace accords in Africa. They have a terrible record. They are shredded even before the ink on them is dry.
4
Melissa Bean
For the last 4 years, our Federal Government has produced the four biggest deficits in history, and the estimated 2006 deficit of $423 billion is projected to be the largest of all.
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Jo Beverley
I've always loved history, from my youngest memories. My father enjoyed the great stories of history, like Hereward the Wake, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart, and he shared them with me. I went on to do a degree in history, though I found it rather dry, because it was mostly about politics rather than dashing individuals!
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Preet Bharara
History has shown that one cannot legislate a culture of integrity. And yet, one of the paramount responsibilities and challenges of corporate leadership is to ensure such a culture.
7
Lewis Black
The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.
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David Broder
For the first time in history, we declared war without financing it. Americans have not been asked to pay for it through taxes.
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Avery Brooks
What I am is a thinking, feeling human being compelled by history.
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Jay Carney
We believe that it is very important that we have hopefully averted what would have been the most substantial headwind of all, which is a default for the first time in our history, and that that will contribute to a more positive environment that we hope will allow for greater growth and job creation.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HISTORY»

Discover the use of history in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to history and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Hidden History: Lost Civilizations, Secret Knowledge, and ...
This book contains fascinating examination of lost civilizations, ancient mysteries and alternative history around the world, with over 50 photographs and illustrations.
Brian Haughton, 2006
2
Establishing Dress History
'Establishing Dress History' will appeal not only to students and academics bt all those those with an interest in the history of dress and fashion.
Lou Taylor, 2004
3
The End of History and the Last Man
Enhanced by a new afterword dealing with the post-September 11th world, a provocative exploration of issues of human society and destiny answers such questions as, is there a direction to human history? does history have an end? and where ...
Francis Fukuyama, 2006
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Europe: A History
From the Ice Age to the Cold War and beyond, from Reykjavik to Riga, from Archimedes to Einstein, Alexander to Yeltsin, here between the covers of a single volume Norman Davies tells the story of Europe, East and West, from prehistory to ...
Norman Davies, 1996
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The Oxford Handbook of Oral History
The Oxford Handbook of Oral History brings together forty authors on five continents to address the evolution of oral history, the impact of digital technology, the most recent methodological and archival issues, and the application of oral ...
Donald A. Ritchie, 2011
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A History of Glassforming
Illustrated throughout with beautiful photographs and drawings, A History of Glassforming is a singular and important book for historians, connoisseurs, and students of glass.
Keith Cummings, 2002
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Handbook of Oral History
Handbook of Oral History captures the current state-of-the-art, identifies major strands of intellectual development, and predicts key directions for future growth in theory, research, and application.
Thomas Lee Charlton, Lois E. Myers, Rebecca Sharpless, 2006
8
Bicycle: The History
In this, the ultimate history of the bicycle, David Herlihy recounts the saga of this far-reaching invention and the passions it aroused. The pioneer racer insisted the bicycle would become "as common as umbrellas.
David V. Herlihy, 2004
9
Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for a Literary History
A manifesto for a text-free literary scholarship.
Franco Moretti, 2005
10
Attitudes Toward History
Examines how tragedy, satire, fantasy, and comedy express specific attitudes about history, describes the structure of history, and analyzes its symbolism
Kenneth Burke, 1984

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HISTORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term history is used in the context of the following news items.
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History Lessons for Euro Debtors - The New York Times
What, in this history, would lead anyone to believe that the troika's policies for Greece had any chance of succeeding? Now what? If Greece still ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
History: How to bring it to life on page - The Bakersfield Californian
Going beyond the facts, Judy Salamacha and Sandra Mittelsteadt teamed to bring local history to life in their book “Colonel Baker's Field: An ... «The Bakersfield Californian, Jul 15»
3
Today in History - ABC News
Today is Thursday, July 16, the 197th day of 2015. There are 168 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On July 16, 1945, the ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
4
Marriage Equality Ruling Makes History -- Literally | Scott Bane
Same-sex unions have existed throughout history, but because society refused to recognize lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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History threatened in Shreveport - Shreveport Times
History threatened in Shreveport. A handful of historic buildings in Shreveport top the state's endangered list. John Andrew Prime ... «Shreveport Times, Jul 15»
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Cohen: The blunt language of history - Journal and Courier
Georgia seceded from the Union in January 1861, and spelled out the reasons with a statement that's 3,318 words long, including 35 ... «Journal and Courier, Jul 15»
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History Channel 'Vikings': Will Rollo's Marriage Be The Ultimate …
Fans of History Channel's Vikings were excited by the panel held recently at San Diego Comic Con. Not only did some of the core cast turn up ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»
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A brief history of Liberal leaders - BBC News
A brief history of Liberal leaders. 4 minutes ago. From the section UK Politics. The Liberal Democrats name their new leader on Thursday. Either Tim Farron or ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
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New panels display Stoke's history | Stuff.co.nz
William Songer's great great niece Helen Stephen-Smith at the unveiling of the four history panels on Kane Lane in Stoke. «The Nelson Mail, Jul 15»
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Ronda Rousey wins award, trashes Floyd Mayweather's domestic …
Obviously the two of them will never actually fight, but it didn't stop Rousey from taking aim at Mayweather and his long history of domestic ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. History [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/history>. Dec 2019 ».
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