Thesaurus

history

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of history

  1. 1 an account of important events in the order in which they happened a history of the American civil rights movement during the 1960s Synonyms annals, chronicle, record Related Words blog, commentary, diary, journal, memoir, reminiscence(s); autobiography, biography, life; epic, legend, narrative, saga, story, tale; archives, documentation, log, register, report; chronology, genealogy

  2. 2 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened we heard the whole history of her illness in excruciating detail Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), account, narration, narrative, record, report, storyRelated Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

  3. 3 the events or experience of former times history has many lessons to teach us, if only we would listen Synonyms auld lang syne, past, yesterday, yesteryear, yoreRelated Words bygone; flashback; annals, chronicle, record; memoir; antiquity, long agoNear Antonyms by-and-by, future, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow; moment, now, present, today


Learn More about history


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up history? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a lively discussion

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!