history 英 [ˈhɪstri] 美 [ˈhɪstəri]
- A history is a chronicle of events, like the history of the United States’ mission to put a man on the moon, or the world history class that you have to memorize all those dates for.
- n. 历史
1. She's writing a new history of Europe.
2. He has a history of violent crime.
3. a patient's medical history
4. a turning point in human history
5. The local history of the area is interesting.
6. a history teacher
7. a degree in History
8. socialhistory, political history
- history (n.) late 14c., "relation of incidents" (true or false), from Old French estoire, estorie "story; chronicle, history" (12c., Modern French histoire), from Latin historia "narrative of past events, account, tale, story," from Greek historia "a learning or knowing by inquiry; an account of one's inquiries, history, record, narrative," from historein "inquire," from histor "wise man, judge," from PIE *wid-tor-, from root *weid- "to see."