Hístory. n.s. [ἱστορία; historia, Latin; histoire, French.]
- A narration of events and facts delivered with dignity.
Justly Cæsar scorns the poet's lays;
It is to history he trusts for praise. Pope.
- Narration; relation.
The history part lay within a little room. Wiseman's Surgery.
What histories of toil could I declare?
But still long-weary'd nature wants repair. Pope's Odyssey.
- The knowledge of facts and events.
History, so far as it relates to the affairs of the Bible, is necessary to divines. Watt's Improvement of the Mind.