history


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

history

(Background), noun account, adventures, all aspects, all sides, delineation, depiction, each and every deeail, entire universe, epic, events, exposition, facts, information, intelligence, narrative, recapitulation, recital, record, representation, retelling, review, saga, series of incidents, story, summary

history

(Past), noun annals, archives, bygone era, chronicle, days of old, earlier point in time, historical times, old days, prior point in time, prior time, record, schedule, the past, times gone by, tradition, yesterday
Associated concepts: Legal history
See also: account, ancestry, bloodline, calendar, common knowledge, narrative, record, report, story

HISTORY, evidence. The recital of facts written and given out for true.
     2. Facts stated in histories may be read in evidence, on the ground of their notoriety. Skin. R. 14; 1 Ventr. R. 149. But these facts must be of a public nature, and the general usages and customs of the country. Bull. P. 248; 7 Pet. R. 554; 1 Phil. & Am. Ev. 606; 30 Howell's St. Tr. 492. Histories are not admissible in relation to matters not of a public nature, such as the custom of a particular town, a descent, the boundaries of a county, and the like. 1 Salk. 281; S. C. Skin. 623; T. Jones, 164; 6 C. & P. 586, note. See 9 Ves. 347; 10 Ves. 354; 3 John. 385; 1 Binn. 399; and Notoriety.

References in classic literature ?
Then at once History becomes fluid and true, and Biography deep and sublime.
In the early history of Asia and Africa, Nomadism and Agriculture are the two antagonist facts.
What is the foundation of that interest all men feel in Greek history, letters, art, and poetry, in all its periods from the Heroic or Homeric age down to the domestic life of the Athenians and Spartans, four or five centuries later?
To the sacred history of the world he has the same key.
They cannot unite him to history, or reconcile him with themselves.
How many times in the history of the world has the Luther of the day had to lament the decay of piety in his own household
The advancing man discovers how deep a property he has in literature,--in all fable as well as in all history.
Beside its primary value as the first chapter of the history of Europe, (the mythology thinly veiling authentic facts, the invention of the mechanic arts and the migration of colonies,) it gives the history of religion, with some closeness to the faith of later ages.
But along with the civil and metaphysical history of man, another history goes daily forward,--that of the external world,--in which he is not less strictly implicated.
Let it suffice that in the light of these two facts, namely, that the mind is One, and that nature is its correlative, history is to be read and written.
Nay, what does history yet record of the metaphysical annals of man.
One of the rationales for the creation of Black History Month was the correct observation that the continued presence of that asterisk separated black people from an American history and American cultural values that we had earned through sweat equity.

Full browser ?