1 account, story, record, description, depiction, portrayal, representation, telling, retelling, recital, narration, narrative, relation, retailing:
Washington Irving's Knickerbocker's History of New York begins with the creation of the world.
2 news, summary, recapitulation, report, intelligence, information:
The history of these events is recounted in a book by Robinson.
3 past, background, life; experiences, adventures, story, biography:
This woman appears to have had a rather curious history. The history of your years in Polynesia would make an interesting book
4 record, experience, information, biography, CV or curriculum vitae, US résumé:
Your entire work history should be included in your application.
5 chronicle, annals, record, account:
The history of Parliamentary debate can be traced through Hansard.
6 ancient history, the past, yesterday, the (good old) days, days of yore, olden days, yesteryear, antiquity:
What can history tell us about the future?
7 dead letter, yesterday's news, old hat:
Any animosity I might have felt towards him is now history.
1 the past, especially as a subject of study
contemporary, early, recent
the early history of the trade union movement things that happened in recent history
| ancient, medieval, modern | local | family | British, world, etc. | official
the official history of the Labour Party
The debate about the origins of the universe has been going on throughout recorded history.
Oral history enables us to take account of those many aspects of history that are not recorded in documents.
| art, church, cultural, economic, human, literary, military, political, social, etc.
She created a piece of history by winning her fourth title.
VERB + HISTORY
be steeped in
a building that is steeped in history
| go down in, make, pass into
He will go down in history as a wise adviser and a kind man. He made history by being the first man to walk on the moon.
The regiment traces its history back to 1803.
| distort, rewrite
her attempt to rewrite history with herself in the role of heroine
HISTORY + VERB
go back (to) …
The town's history goes back to Roman times.
| reveal sth, show sth
History shows that New Zealand are almost unbeatable by British teams on their own turf.
| repeat itself
Years later, family history repeated itself with Eve's daughters.
HISTORY + NOUN
(figurative) She has earned her place in the history books.
during sth's ~
The country has suffered several invasions during its history.
| in (sth's) ~
the most extraordinary royal meeting in history the best player in the sport's history
| throughout ~
There have been conflicts such as this throughout history.
change the course of history
events that could change the course of history
| a period of history
This is a fascinating period of history.
| the rest is history
(= the rest of the story does not need to be told because it is well-known),
a sense of history
a people with no sense of history
| a slice of history
The team grabbed a slice of history here today (= achieved sth that will be remembered).
More information about SUBJECT
of study do, read, study ~ do ~
is more commonly used with school subjects (but may also be used with university subjects):She did maths, physics and chemistry at school.
is used with both school and university subjects:He studied German at school. She went on to study mathematics at university.
is only used with university subjects and is quite formal:She was educated privately and at Pembroke College, where she read classics.
lecture in, teach ~
He taught music at a school in Edinburgh.
Other verbs used withsubjectcan also be used with particular subjects of study:Half the students take geography at A level. We offer accounting as a subsidiary course.
~ degree, a degree/diploma in ~
a law degree a higher diploma in fine art
~ class, course, lecture, lesson
The genetics lectures are on a different campus.
~ department, a/the department of ~
All enquiries should be made to the Department of Architecture.
~ graduate, student, undergraduate
Some architecture graduates gain further qualifications in specialist fields.
~ lecturer, teacher, tutor
He's an English teacher at Highland Road School.
~ professor, (a) professor of ~
She's professor of linguistics at the University of Wales.
the study of ~
The study of philosophy helps you to think critically.
He got As in history and art.
2 facts about sb/sth's life/existence in the past
chequered, colourful, fascinating, interesting, rich
The city has a rich and colourful history.
She has a long history of mental illness.
| previous, subsequent | case
She familiarized herself with the case history of her new patient.
| employment, family, life, medical, personal, sexual
The doctor will need some details of your medical history. I know nothing about his personal history.
VERB + HISTORY
a history of heart disease in the family
3 sth in the past that is no longer important
They had an affair once, but that's past history now.
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