History piece, a representation in painting, drawing, etc., of any real event, including the actors and the action.Natural history, a description and classification of objects in nature, as minerals, plants, animals, etc., and the phenomena which they exhibit to the senses.

Syn. — Chronicle; annals; relation; narration. — History, Chronicle, Annals. History is a methodical record of important events which concern a community of men, usually so arranged as to show the

Historically to Hoard

(His*tor"ic*al*ly) adv. In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.

(His*tor"i*cize) v. t. To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle. [R.]

(His"to*ried) a. Related in history.

(His*to"ri*er) n. An historian. [Obs.]

(||His`to*ri*ette") n. [F., dim. of histoire a history.] Historical narration on a small scale; a brief recital; a story. Emerson.

(His*tor"i*fy) v. t. [History + -fy.] To record in or as history. [R.] Lamb.

Thy conquest meet to be historified.
Sir P. Sidney.

(His*to`ri*og"ra*pher) n. [L. historiographus, Gr. "istoriogra`fos; "istori`a history + gra`fein to write: cf. F. historiographe.] An historian; a writer of history; especially, one appointed or designated to write a history; also, a title bestowed by some governments upon historians of distinction.

(His*to`ri*og"ra*pher*ship), n. The office of an historiographer. Saintsbury.

(His*to`ri*og"ra*phy) n. The art of employment of an historiographer.

(His*to`ri*ol"o*gy) n. [Gr. history + -logy.] A discourse on history. Cockeram.

(His*to`ri*on"o*mer) n. [Gr. history + to distribute.] One versed in the phenomena of history and the laws controlling them.

And historionomers will have measured accurately the sidereal years of races.

(His"to*rize) v. t. To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize. [R.] Evelyn.

(His"to*ry) n.; pl. Histories [L. historia, Gr. 'istori`a history, information, inquiry, fr. 'istwr, "istwr, knowing, learned, from the root of to know; akin to E. wit. See Wit, and cf. Story.]

1. A learning or knowing by inquiry; the knowledge of facts and events, so obtained; hence, a formal statement of such information; a narrative; a description; a written record; as, the history of a patient's case; the history of a legislative bill.

2. A systematic, written account of events, particularly of those affecting a nation, institution, science, or art, and usually connected with a philosophical explanation of their causes; a true story, as distinguished from a romance; — distinguished also from annals, which relate simply the facts and events of each year, in strict chronological order; from biography, which is the record of an individual's life; and from memoir, which is history composed from personal experience, observation, and memory.

Histories are as perfect as the historian is wise, and is gifted with an eye and a soul.

For aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history.

What histories of toil could I declare!

  By PanEris using Melati.

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