history

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. record, chronicle, annals, biography; story, narrative, memoirs, autobiography. See description.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A narrative]
Syn. account, memoir, tale; see story .
2. [The systematic, documented account of the past]
Syn. annals, records, archives, recorded history, chronicle, historical knowledge, historical writings, historical evidence, historical development.
Specific divisions of the study of history include: local, state, national, American, United States, world, European, Asian, African, modern, medieval, classical, ancient, Roman, Greek, literary, cultural, intellectual; narrative, folk, ethnic, oral, genealogy; see also record 1 , 2 , social science .
3. [Past events]
Syn. antiquity, the past, the old days, ancient times, the good old days*, ancient history*; see also antiquity 3 , past 1 .
make history,
Syn. accomplish, do something important, achieve, go down in history; see succeed 1 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. chronicle record, documentation, account, annals, saga, chronology, memories, diary, memoirs. ''The witness of the times . . . the messenger of antiquity.''— Cicero. ''A voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong.''—James Froude. ''A sort of mask, richly colored.''—John Quincy Adams. ''The great dust heap.''—Augustine Birrell. ''A fraud agreed upon.''—NapoleonI. ''That terrible mill in which sawdust rejoins sawdust.''—Edith Sitwell.
2. the past yesteryear, bygone era, *good old days, *water under the bridge, antiquity.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A recounting of past events: account, chronicle, description, narration, narrative, report, statement, story, version. See WORDS. 2. A chronological record of past events: annals, chronicle. See HAPPEN, WORDS. 3. Past events surrounding a person or thing: background, past. See HAPPEN.

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