• The aggregate of past events.
  • The branch of knowledge that studies the past; the assessment of notable events.
  • A set of events involving an entity.
  • A record or narrative description of past events.
  • A list of past and continuing medical conditions of an individual or family.
  • A record of previous user events, especially of visited web pages in a browser.
  • Something that no longer exists or is no longer relevant.
  • Shared experience or interaction.



  • From Middle English historie, from Old French estoire, estorie (French histoire), from Latin historia, from Ancient Greek ἱστορίᾱ ("learning through research"), from ἱστορέω, from ἵστωρ, from Proto-Indo-European *weyd- ("see, know"). story, and storey.
  • Attested in Middle English in 1393 by John Gower, Confessio Amantis, which was aimed at an educated audience familiar with French and Latin.

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