Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun history

5 senses of history

Sense 1
history -- (the aggregate of past events; "a critical time in the school's history")
       => past, past times, yesteryear -- (the time that has elapsed; "forget the past")

Sense 2
history, account, chronicle, story -- (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")
       => record -- (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")

Sense 3
history -- (the discipline that records and interprets past events involving human beings; "he teaches Medieval history"; "history takes the long view")
       => humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts -- (studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills); "the college of arts and sciences")

Sense 4
history -- (the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future; "all of human history")
       => continuum -- (a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts)

Sense 5
history -- (all that is remembered of the past as preserved in writing; a body of knowledge; "the dawn of recorded history"; "from the beginning of history")
       => cognition, knowledge, noesis -- (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning)

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